Ultraviolet (UV) Disinfection Equipment Market - Forecasts, Market Size, Share, Trends and Analysis :
The UV disinfection equipment market would garner revenue of $3.6 billion by 2020. The significance of alternative disinfection methodology such as UV disinfection is growing by the day, as these methods are better than conventional chemical based disinfection. The key driving factors for the market are cost effectiveness as compared to other new disinfection methods, new government initiatives for UV disinfection, concerns of emerging nations to provide safe drinking water, environmentally friendly disinfection system and the use of UV led in disinfection saves energy. However, there are some restraints such as low cost of conventional disinfectants such as chlorine, lack of treating the residuals by UV disinfection equipment and decline in the share of food & beverage and surface disinfection applications. The key opportunities for the market lie in healthcare & chemical industries for air treatment application and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of the UN for water treatment.
The key companies profiled in this report are Aquionics, Atlantic Ultraviolet Corporation, Calgon Carbon Corporation, Trojan Technologies, Philips Lighting, Xylem Inc., Severn Trent Services, Xenex Disinfection Services LLC. and American Ultraviolet, Inc.
Top factors impacting world UV disinfection equipment market
Cost of Conventional Disinfectants is Low:
Conventionally, chlorine is the most widely used water disinfectant globally and it is being used in this application for more than 100 years. The market for chlorine, as a water disinfectant is well established, despite the fact that it leaves behind harmful by-products in water due to the low cost of the chemicals as compared to UV disinfection equipment. Since water treatment is carried out in billions of gallon per day, cost is an important factor in deciding the use of disinfectants. Therefore, the impact of this restraint is very high in the current market situation. However, it is expected that the impact would be moderate in the future as people and local authorities become aware about the adverse effects of the by-products left behind by chlorine and the benefits of UV disinfection equipment.
The advent of UV LED saves energy:
The advent of UV LED in 2012 has allowed energy conservation in UV disinfection equipment as LEDs are highly efficient light sources. It is expected that the energy savings of around 20% would be attainable with the use of UV LED lights in the disinfection system. Therefore, the impact of this driver would be moderate in the current market scenario due to adoption of LED technology in the UV disinfection market. However, the impact of this driver would be very low in the future, as using energy efficient equipment would be a globally accepted standard due to the growing energy demands and concerns to conserve energy.
Environmentally suitable disinfection system:
UV disinfection system is an extremely environmentally friendly methodology to provide water, wastewater, process water, air and surface treatment. It does not use any chemicals that lead to generation of harmful by-products as in the case of chlorine. Additionally, it does not have any adverse effect on water that would lead to health related problems as in the case of ozonation. Therefore, the impact of this driver is high in the current market situation, as governments across the globe are supporting the use of environmentally friendly technology for disinfection. However, the impact of this driver would be moderate in the future as the market matures and environmentally friendly system becomes a generally accepted standard in the market.
Top winning strategies
UV disinfection equipment market is a still not an established market as other disinfectants such as chlorine are being used for over 100 years. However, the UV disinfection system has found wider acceptability in the market over the past decade and a half. Since the market is service oriented, the most commonly used strategy by the key players in the market is contract acquisition.
Top winning strategies in world UV disinfection equipment market
World UV disinfection equipment market has been segmented based on application and geography. The UV disinfection market is segmented into applications such as water treatment, wastewater treatment, air treatment, process water treatment and surface disinfection. Geographically, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa (LAMEA).
UV Disinfection Equipment Market Segmentation
World UV Disinfection Equipment Market by Geography
The geographic segmentation of the market is as follows:
- The North American region includes the United States of America (U.S.) and Canada
- The European region includes Western, Central and Eastern continent & Russia
- Asia-Pacific region includes as China, Japan, the Indian subcontinent, South-East Asian countries, Australia, New-Zealand and other Pacific islands
- Latin America, Middle-East and Africa (LAMEA)
North America is the hub for UV Disinfection equipment market due to hygiene and safety concerns, mainly in food, and healthcare industries. The market leader is the municipal water treatment plants operated by local governments. The early adoption and supporting government policies has accelerated the growth and application of UV disinfection technologies. This market is mainly driven by United States due to supporting government policies, cost efficiency and government initiatives for all citizens, to provide safe drinking water.
Most of the companies in the UV disinfection equipment market hail from the North American region. Some of the key North America based companies are xylem Inc., Trojan Technologies, Calgon Carbon Corporation, Atlantic Ultraviolet Corporation and Aquionics Inc. due top presence of these companies in North America the water and wastewater treatment needs of the local governments in this region can easily be met.
The market is primarily driven due to the development of new UV disinfection equipment, which is low in cost, more effective, environmentally friendly, easily operated and has residue-free functioning. Along with new technologies, it is also necessary to support the rising concerns regarding environmental and health impacts of disinfection, chemical and biological contaminants as by-products in wastewater and supply water, which are the key opportunities to drive this market in future. Increasing demand of UV disinfection equipment shows the acceptance of this technology in the market, rather than emerging one.
- The report provides in-depth analysis of the current market situation and suggests expected future trends that would allow stakeholders in taking tactical and intelligent decisions
- The market estimations are calculated for the forecast period from 2015 to 2020 by considering 2014 as the base year
- The geographic analysis allows companies to chalk out region specific plans
- Analysis of key applications based on growth potential and future prospects
- The drivers, restraints and opportunities are analyzed considering their impact on the current situation and future market scenario
UV DISINFECTION EQUIPMENT MARKET SEGMENTS
The report segments the market on the basis of applications and geographies as follows:
Market by Application
- Water Treatment
- Municipal Water Treatment
- Residential Water Treatment
- Commercial Water Treatment
- Wastewater Treatment
- Air Treatment
- Healthcare Facilities
- Residential and Commercial
- Bio-Terror Agents
- Process Water Treatment
- Food & Beverage Disinfection
- Surface Disinfection
Market by Geography
- North America