MARKET OVERVIEW- GLOBAL UV DISINFECTION EQUIPMENT MARKET
UV radiation has been used for sterilization and disinfection since a very long time. With technological developments, especially in UV lamps, their extended lifespan (thousands of hours) and reduced size (e.g. UV-LEDs compared to conventional UV lamps) have widened the field of application. Water, air, fruits, vegetables, surgical instruments, tablets, toys and a wide variety of surfaces are disinfected with it. UV disinfection uses short wavelength UV light to kill bacteria by destroying their nucleic acids and destroying their DNA. The microorganisms are inactivated by the process and can no longer perform essential biological tasks. UV sanitizers sanitize water by placing LEDs, lamps, or bulbs near them. The increasing prominence of infectious diseases is one of the significant factors influencing the demand for the product, such as UV (ultraviolet) lamps, which uses UV light to sterilize air, water, or surfaces in industrial, residential, and commercial areas. A minimum of 30 new diseases has appeared in the last 20 years and collectively pose a severe threat to the health of numerous individuals. A growing adoption of stringent government regulatory measures regarding safe and clean drinking water supply, across the globe, increasing preference towards modern UV disinfection technology over traditional chemical disinfection technology, increased awareness among governments, corporate and consumers regarding a variety of health hazards and rising demand for low cost, highly effective and low power consumption based disinfection equipment’s are major factors that are flourishing the growth of UV disinfection equipment market across the globe. In addition, surged demand for UV disinfection equipment owing to COVID-19 pandemic and rising adoption of UV technology based consumer products concerning the infectious viruses is likely to expand UV disinfection equipment market growth during forecast period.
The universal market is primarily being driven by the growing demand for ultra-pure water and natural methods for air, water and waste purification. In comparison to chlorine-based treatment systems, UV disinfection equipment has no toxic residue and minimal operating costs and maintenance requirements. The over-increase of water-borne diseases, especially in evolving nations, has further catalysed the adoption of the product. UV radiation has high germicidal ability and can effectively disinfect water containing bacteria, viruses and protozoans.
Use of UV disinfection by corporate, governments, and consumers is the major driver propelling the demand for global UV disinfectants market .However, factors such as high costs of UV disinfection equipment is projected to hamper the growth of global UV disinfectants market. Furthermore, growing chemical and healthcare industries are expected to provide strong growth opportunities to the UV disinfection market during the forecast period.
Surface disinfection in the healthcare, food and beverage sectors, as well as in the home, plays a central role in infection control and surveillance strategies adopted in response to outbreaks of communicable diseases. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to increased use of disinfectants in public facilities, transportation, hospitals, nursing homes, sewage treatment plants, and even ordinary homes around the world to reduce viral loads. UV light has been proven to provide effective surface sterilization and even eliminate drug resistant superbugs and novel coronaviruses with high efficiency. Therefore, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increased demand for disinfection and demand for all kinds of disinfection products, including UV sanitizers. It is expected to provide rising new growth opportunities for the market over the forecast period.
Chlorine has traditionally been used for the disinfection of waste water. Although chlorine has been heavily criticized for its health and environmental risks, it is still used in developing countries due to its low cost. A chlorine disinfection plant requires a chemical feed pump, a clean water tank and a waste water tank. The total cost of a chlorination system is much lower than that of a UV disinfection system. Since chlorination systems have lower installation costs, they are preferred for small-scale applications, such as water treatment in the residential segment. The lower cost of this replacement therefore attracts more end users. The impact of this limitation is currently moderate and is expected to decrease over the forecast period due to the superior benefits of UV disinfection systems.
MARKET GROWTH CHALLENGES
Due to COVID-19, the demand for UV disinfection equipment and its components has increased as it is effective in inactivating the coronavirus. In addition, UVC radiation provides physical disinfection and has no residual effects like chemical disinfection. Several players have stepped up production of UV disinfection equipment and associated components to meet the growing demand from municipal, residential, industrial and commercial end users. To avoid shortages and meet the growing demand for UV disinfection equipment and its components, manufacturers need to expand their manufacturing facilities in less time. The expansion of the production structure involves a high investment in money and labor. Due to the pandemic, a global economic crisis is observed in different regions. Due to the reduced availability of funding, the expansion of the production plant is a challenge for manufacturers of UV disinfection devices and their components. These factors are expected to be major challenges for the market growth over the forecast period.
CUMULATIVE GROWTH ANALYSIS
The report provides in-depth analysis of global UV Disinfection Equipment market, market size, and compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the forecast period of 2022-2028, considering 2021 as the base year. With increasing demand for in UV disinfection equipment in various applications has led the increasing demand for market and is expected to witness the growth at a specific CAGR from 2021-2028.
UV DISINFECTION EQUIPMENT MARKET SEGMENTAL OVERVIEW
The global UV Disinfection Equipment market comprises of different market segments like component, power rating, type, sales channel, end-use, application and geography.
UV DISINFECTION EQUIPMENT MARKET BY COMPONENT
By component, the UV Disinfection Equipment market includes the key segments of
- UV Lamp
- Controller Unit
- Quartz Sleeve
- Reactor Chamber
Controller unit component is the main market changer in controlling the system diagnostics. Controllers units are mandatory to effectively control the electrical output of UV device and increasing adoption of UV systems in hospitals is expected to significantly drive the demand of the product.
After controller unit, UV lamps contributed to the maximum market share in 2019 and are projected to grow at a rate of 10.9% in the forecast period. These lamps produce UV-C, the wavelength of ultraviolet light effective in killing germs. Nevertheless, different kinds of lamps perform this function in various ways, depending on the usage and disinfection requirements. All UV lamps, irrespective of output, contain mercury, and at the time of operation of the lamp, the mercury is entirely contained within the lamp structure. Mercury is an essential part of the UV lamp, letting it produce the germ-killing UV-C light wavelength. As per overall analysis UV lamps are following footprints of controller unit to become a market changer.
UV DISINFECTION EQUIPMENT MARKET BY POWER RATING
By power rating, the UV Disinfection Equipment market includes segments like
The global UV disinfection equipment market is segmented into <5kW, 5kW to 10kW and >10Kw. >10kW power rating dominated the market in 2020. Equipment’s with high power ratings are widely used in municipal and industrial waste water treatment. The environmental concerns & regulatory guidelines regarding effluent quantity released in water through different industries along with depleting natural water reserves has caused natural water sources unsafe for domestic use, thereby promoting market growth.
UV DISINFECTION EQUIPMENT MARKET BY TYPE
On the basis of type the UV disinfection market includes three types of equipment. These are:
- wall mounted
- other systems
The fixed system held the largest share of the market followed by wall mounted type. Fixed UV disinfection systems are widely used in water and wastewater treatment plants across the municipal corporations in various countries. They are expensive and comes with high operating cost and power rating. Different wall mounted UV systems like water purifiers, bio UV water purifiers, air purifiers are available in the market. Moreover, various other systems like UV cabinets and handheld devices are used in dental, household, PPE disinfection and other applications.
UV DISINFECTION EQUIPMENT MARKET BY SALES CHANNEL
The UV disinfection equipment market is majorly commercialized through
- Online sales
- Offline sales
In the last few years, there has been incredible advancement in the area of online shopping. Online shopping makes it comfortable for people to choose a specific product amongst a vast range of products. The UV disinfection equipment’s are presently accessible with online retailers, with a many of them aiming for expanding their product portfolio, thus creating it a formidable task at times for a buyer to categorize through all the opportunities and choose on the most fitting product. The market demand is expected to be high during the short-term and more for online multichannel platforms as vendors are expected to increase their online presence through e-commerce platforms (own or third party). Although online shopping is booming, the sale of home UV disinfection equipment via offline modes has remained higher than online sales as consumers prefer offline channels due to the lack of awareness about the types of equipment and logistical challenges.
UV DISINFECTION EQUIPMENT MARKET BY END-USE
The UV disinfection equipment market has major end-users like
UV disinfection equipment’s are largely used in municipal water treatment applications owing to its safe, chemical free and environment friendly nature. Capital cost and operating cost of these systems are low and they are easily maintainable. Moreover, contact time required is less than 10 seconds and no toxic by-products are formed during the UV disinfection process. UV is also an effective disinfectant for cryptosporidium and giardia protozoa’s which are chlorine resistant. It proves to be an advantageous alternative to the traditional water disinfection processes including chlorination and ozonation. Large number of municipalities have shifted from chemical based disinfection processes to UV due to the significant safety advantages they offer for people and their communities. Initial cost savings and long term advantages of UV further drives its demand for use in wastewater treatment plants.
UV DISINFECTION EQUIPMENT MARKET BY APPLICATION
The UV Disinfection Equipment market has key applications in
- Water Disinfection
- Wastewater Disinfection
- Air Treatment
- Surface Disinfection
Water disinfection application contributing largest market share. Moreover, increase in demand for clean and safe drinking water, owing to rise in population and declining freshwater resources is expected to have a positive impact on UV disinfection equipment market. In addition, due to large scale crop production, a pathogen outbreak can have a detrimental impact on harvest volumes and crop quality leading to loss in profits. Therefore, UV disinfection equipment is used to treat irrigation water to make it free from plant pathogens such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and nematodes. This factor is anticipated to increase the demand for UV disinfection equipment for water treatment.
Water Disinfection of UV-LED is an innovative scientific advancement that allows us to offer a more sustainable water treatment option to protect health and environment. Rising population and decreasing freshwater resources is anticipated to drive the growth of the market.
UV DISINFECTION EQUIPMENT MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY
The global UV Disinfection Equipment market is studied for the following regions
- North America
- Rest of the world (RoW)
North America comprises U.S., Canada and Mexico whereas Europe covers Germany, France, Italy, UK, Spain and Rest of Europe. The key countries included under Asia Pacific regions are China, India, Japan and Rest of Asia Pacific. Rest of the World includes Latin America and Middle East & Africa. North America is expected to dominate the global market during the forecast period. Due to high demand for UV disinfectants. In addition, the US market will also be supported by continued efforts to reduce water consumption through wastewater treatment and reuse and by rising water treatment standards in industrial markets such as manufacturing, resource extraction and energy production. Additionally, the adoption of UV technology for disinfection is on the rise as users with UV equipment may be less dependent on potentially hazardous solutions such as chlorine used in water treatment.
Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period. The growth of the Asia-Pacific market is attributed to the growing demand for UV sanitizers as an alternative to chemical sanitizers. Additionally, the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the demand for UV sanitizers due to the fear of infection from contaminated surfaces. UV is effective in killing various coronaviruses such as SARS and MERS and other pathogens.
COVID-19 IMPACT ANALYSIS ON GLOBAL UV DISINFECTION EQUIPMENT MARKET
Axiom MRC provides a 360 degree analysis of micro and macro-economic factors on the global UV Disinfection Equipment market. In addition, complete analysis of changes on the global UV Disinfection Equipment market expenditure, economic and international policies on supply and demand side is provided in this exclusive report. The report also studies the impact of pandemic on global economies, international trade, business investments, GDP and marketing strategies of key players present in the market.
During COVID-19 pandemic, UV disinfection equipment’s are being deployed at a large scale in healthcare environments for disinfection purposes. Surge in covid19 has mostly increased the demand for UV-C surface disinfection and air treatment equipment’s for offices and hospitals. High demand for UV disinfection equipment due to COVID-19, and growing threats of infectious diseases is further likely to drive market growth. According to Fresh Air UV, a leading manufacturer of UV disinfection equipment, the demand for UV disinfection equipment has been surged by 1,000.0% during the COVID-19 pandemic due to growing demand from residential and commercial end-use industries. Augmented incidence of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) paired with introduction of autonomous models is expected to affect the market positively.
COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE ANALYSIS
The competitive landscape analysis of UV Disinfection Equipment market is majorly focused on expanding the global growth of UV disinfection equipment sector with new product innovation, business expansion, increasing presence of range of manufacturers operating in UV disinfection equipment industry has led the growing demand for the market. Besides, the market offers range of products in different applications to fulfil the required demand of consumer which is further contributing healthy growth in the market.
The key players studied in market are
- Xylem Inc (New York)
- Trojan Technologies (London)
- Halma Plc (United Kingdom)
- Atlantic Ultraviolet Corporation (United States)
- Evoqua Water Technologies LLC (United States)
- Advanced UV Inc (United states)
- American Ultraviolet (United states)
- Atlantium Technologies (Israel)
- Dr. Honle AG (Gräfelfing)
- Lumalier Corporation (Japan)
- UVO3 Ltd (United Kingdom)
- LIT Company (Germany)
- Alfaa UV(Mumbai)
- UV Pure (Canada)
- ULTRAAQUA (United Kingdom)
- Australian Ultra Violet Services Pty. Ltd. (Australia)
- Hitech Ultraviolet Pvt. Ltd. (Mumbai)
- Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd (United Kingdom)
October 2020: Halma Group and WaterAid had entered into a partnership to tackle the global issue of water accessibility and quality under the Water for Life campaign, which is a two-year program highlighting the global issue of access to water by providing 8,000 people in Buxar and Bhagalpur in the state of Bihar, India with clean drinking water. Through this partnership, the aimed to improve its brand value in terms of corporate social responsibility (CSR).
July 2020: Suez had introduced point of use LED UV-C disinfection. The new technology reduces the risk of bacterial contamination and operating costs while eliminating the impact on the environment relating to the disposal of mercury lamps.