Nuclear air filtration refers to the removal of the uranium dust, and airborne radioactive contaminants such as aerosols, dusts, fumes, mists and smoke from the nuclear facilities. Air filtration in the nuclear reactors and gas stream is done by fibrous filtration method. The fibrous filtration involves the removal of small micro radioactive particles with the usage of thin fiber filters. The nuclear air filtration system provides clean fresh air free from the harmful radioactive contaminants in an over pressure citadel. The nuclear air filters components such as High efficiency particulate absorbing (HEPA) filter, carbon filters, and high efficiency pre filters are used in the nuclear power plants to prevent the leakage of harmful aerosols, dust and fumes to the environment.
COVID-19 scenario analysis:
- The demand for the nuclear air filtration is expected to decrease in 2020 due to lockdown imposed by the government and low demand from energy & power industry.
- COVID-19 pandemic has forced many companies including manufacturers and service providers in the HVAC market to halt their business operations to comply with new government rules and regulations. This halt in operations directly impacts the revenue flow of the market players and thereby the global HVAC market.
- Moreover, research scientists are unable to rule out the possibility of spread of coronavirus through heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
- Consumers around the world are confused whether HVAC air filtration systems can protect them from COVID-19 exposure.
- Some systems like germicidal wavelength UV fixtures were capable of filtering air in previous cases of SARS and MERS viruses but the same cannot be scientifically claimed for COVID-19, as research is still ongoing.
- Installation and servicing operations would be impeded as contact prevention norms reduce the number of orders that can be handled per day by HVAC companies.
- Therefore, the nuclear air filtration market is expected to get negatively affected in 2020.
Top impacting factors: Market Scenario Analysis, Trends , Drivers and Impact Analysis
The government stringent regulatory norms for reducing the harmful radioactive air pollution in various countries is expected to fuel the growth of the nuclear air filtration market. The construction of new nuclear power plants across various emerging economies like India and China act as the growth driver for the nuclear air filtration market. The implementation of high efficiency air filter in the nuclear reactors for constant monitoring of radioactive particles is expected to boost the growth of nuclear air filtration market. Increase in demand for safety and the nuclear accidents occurred in the past in the nuclear power plants have increased the demand for the nuclear air filters. The industrial operations such as fixation, chemical extraction, and separations along with the mechanical operations is anticipated to boost the growth of the nuclear air filtration market. The HEPA air filters contributes the major market share in nuclear air filtration owing to its features such as eliminating contaminants, droplets, and micron radioactive particles. The U.S. is accounted to positively impact the growth of nuclear air filters due to presence of large number of nuclear industries. However, the large area required for setting up nuclear industries can hamper the growth of the nuclear air filtration market. On contrary, the technological innovation for the nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) air filter is going to provide new opportunities to the growth of the nuclear air filtration market.
New product launches to flourish the market
The launch of new generation technologically advanced nuclear air filtration products can boost the growth of the market. In the past few years, government stringent regulations for the leakage of harmful radioactive contaminants is boosting the implementation of air filters in the nuclear industries. In February 2020, one of the global leader in nuclear air filter Porvair has launched a new Radial flow HEPA filters for nuclear ventilation applications. These filters consists of a glass fiber pleated filter that provides high level of filtration efficiency.
High demand from applications
The nuclear air filtration serves for various application in nuclear power plants such as in fuel processing installation, power generation units, waste management, and nuclear energy research facilities. The nuclear air filters are categorized into High efficiency particulate absorbing(HEPA) filters , carbon filters and pre filters. The HEPA filters are the primary air filters that are used to prevent leakage of the harmful radioactive aerosols from the nuclear plants. The HEPA filter are used in the nuclear gas streams for removal of small micron sized radioactive particles. The HEPA filters can remove over 99.99 % air contaminants. Further the carbon filter is used to remove the harmful airborne chemicals including alcohols, aldehydes, chlorinated hydrocarbons halogens, ketones and organic acids. Moreover, the pre filters are used to provide high resistance to the air flow and ensures controlled flow of air in the air filtration systems.
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Nuclear Air Filtration Market Report Highlights
Key Market Players
Lydall, Inc., CLARCOR Inc. A.L.Filter, Freudenberg & Co. KG, Waltz-Holst Blow Pipe Co.,, EMCEL Filters Ltd, Camfill Farr Air Filters, Sogefi SpA, Vokes-Air Group, Hollingsworth & Vose Company, LLC, Midwesco Filter Resources, Inc., Cambridge Filter Corporation (kondoh), Superior Fibers, Flanders Corporation, Trion Inc., SPX Corporation, Aerospace America Inc., AAF International