UV disinfection equipment market size to reach USD 5.2 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 25%. The global market is likely to grow on account of the increasing demand for safe and clean drinking water and the declining freshwater resources. The growth in industrialization activities in countries such as China, India, and Japan has led to high-level pollution in water bodies, which, in turn, is expected to influence the growth of the global ultraviolet (UV) disinfection equipment market. Currently, the market is witnessing a trend that involves the combined use of UV disinfectants and ozone. This trend has been adopted against a few water-borne gastrointestinal disorders. Microbes can be efficiently filtered as well as disinfected through UV disinfection. This will fuel the growth of advanced disinfection techniques and equipment, such as ultraviolet disinfection.
With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for high-quality surface disinfectants across the globe in hospitals, clinics, and ambulatory surgical centers is growing. Also, the market is driven by the growing number of laboratories and rising awareness among people about personal hygiene. Therefore, the installation of UV disinfection equipment has also increased.
- The water and wastewater treatment segment has projected a revenue of over $3.1 billion by 2025 due to the increased acceptance of both municipal and household drinking water treatment systems.
- The high power rating segment is expected to observe an incremental growth of over $1.8 billion by 2025 on account of the growing number of water treatment plants and the increasing demand for purified and disease-free water.
- The industrial segment is likely to reach revenues of over $2.3 billion by 2025, driven by the high adoption of ultraviolet disinfectants among food & beverage and biopharmaceutical companies.
- North America is estimated to grow at a CAGR of close to 25% during the period 2019–2025 because of the growing concern of environmental pollution and the increasing demand for indoor air purification.
UV DISINFECTION EQUIPMENT MARKET SEGMENTATION
This research report includes a detailed segmentation by
- Power Rating
INSIGHTS BY APPLICATION
The ultraviolet (UV) disinfection equipment market has experienced increased acceptance in both municipal and household drinking water treatment systems. There are few large-scale UV water treatment plants in the US. The rapid growth of chemical, textile, and oil & gas industries in emerging economies has resulted in the generation of large quantities of wastewater. Increasing investments in wastewater treatment recycling by various private and public bodies across the globe are expected to boost the water and wastewater segment growth.
The process water segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 25% during the period 2019–2025. The growing demand for potable drinking water, increasing investments in setting up new R&D facilities for pharmacy and vaccines, and the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic are expected to significantly drive the UV disinfection equipment market growth during the forecast period. The growing popularity of ultraviolet technology for disinfection is mainly attributed to the use of this technology in the provision of safe drinking water, especially in the residential sector. The demand for UV disinfection equipment is expected to increase due to the growing incidence of infectious diseases, which are caused by poor access to potable water as well as poor hygiene practices.
INSIGHTS BY POWER RATING
The increase in concerns toward health and well-being in the global population has led to the adoption of hygiene practices, which have propelled the market for high-powered UV disinfection to purify water. Moreover, high-power devices are used in hospitals to disinfect the hospitals to stop the spread of infectious diseases. The UV-C is the most effective for disinfection and has been used to disinfect industrial surfaces and sanitize drinking water. Therefore, UV disinfection is highly advantageous for use in hospitals.
The success of medium-pressure UV lamps is based on their exceptionally high-power density. These systems are used for processed water in manufacturing factories, along with they also purify small water deposits such as swimming pools. These machines are also used to maintain high purity of water. After the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, air purification has been considered as one of the primary concerns in public places. Therefore, UV disinfection lamps have been installed in surgery rooms, clean rooms, storerooms, shopping malls, large retail venues, and institutional spaces as well as at homes to disinfecting the air, which is increasing UV disinfection equipment market share.
INSIGHTS BY END-USERS
UV disinfection in the dairy industry is used in the packaging of fresh milk products specifically. The installation of UV tunnels over the production lines provides an effective solution to keep food safe and clean. With the outbreak of COVID-19, the demand for disinfection in the food and beverage industry has increased drastically, thereby driving the growth.
Hotels kitchens need to maintain proper hygiene. Therefore, hotels use UV lights in cleaning kitchens and food preparation areas. Knives, cutting boards, sinks, shelves, and cookware require to be disinfected using ultraviolet light technology. The increasing number of spas and salons across the world has increased the demand for ultraviolet disinfection equipment in the hospitality segment. After the outbreak of COVID-19, most hotels and spas are installing disinfection lamps, air purifiers to maintain hygiene and kill the virus.
Rapid decontamination of used patient-care beds and hospital rooms before admission of subsequent occupants is a major requirement in hospitals because of the limited availability of beds. Coronavirus is sensitive to UVC light, as in the case of other viruses and bacteria. Unlike chemical approaches to disinfection, ultraviolet light provides rapid, effective inactivation of microorganisms through a physical process. Cleaning and disinfection of surfaces in the hospital are becoming increasingly important in the multi-barrier approach for preventing infection. The rise in hospital-acquired infections and the growth in the patient pool have increased the demand for clean and hygienic healthcare space.
INSIGHTS BY GEOGRAPHY
The North America region is estimated to account for a major market share in terms of revenue during the forecast period, owing to the increasing demand for UV extensive technology in several end-user industries, including food and beverage and water & wastewater treatment industry in the US and Canada in the region. The increase in incidences of pandemic diseases such as H1N1, chronic diseases, and the growth in the aging population boost the growth of the market in North America. The growing concerns regarding safe drinking water in developing countries and the rise in demand for UVC lamps for air disinfection treatment and surface disinfection during the COVID-19 pandemic augment the growth of the global ultraviolet disinfection equipment market. However, a high cost associated with UV germicidal lamps as compared to conventional disinfectants impedes the market growth.
INSIGHTS BY VENDORS
The global UV disinfection equipment market is fragmented. Vendors will try to gain higher market shares by offering advanced products or expanding their business to new regions. Advanced UV Inc., American Ultraviolet Inc., and Atlantic Ultraviolet Corporation are some of the key players. Although the rising concerns over freshwater scarcity will offer immense growth opportunities, the availability of refurbished UV disinfection equipment will challenge the growth of market participants. Vendors should focus more on the growth prospects in the fast-growing segments while maintaining their positions in the slow-growing segments. The manufacturers emphasize identifying new opportunities, thereby setting up certain goals to achieve productivity and efficient usage of capital resources. The present scenario is forcing vendors to alter and refine their unique value proposition to achieve a strong market presence. UV disinfection equipment manufacturers in India are experiencing enhanced demand on account of increased healthcare expenditure and rapid urbanization.
The market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry analysis with revenue, market dynamics, and forecast insights for the following segments:
- Water & Wastewater Treatment
- Process Water Treatment
- Air Treatment
- Surface Disinfection
By Power Rating
- Low Power
- Medium Power
- High Power
- North America
- South Korea
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa