Ultraviolet (UV) Disinfection Equipment Market - North America, Europe, EMEA, APAC : US, Canada, China, Germany, UK - Forecast 2023-2027

Source: https://www.technavio.com/report/ultraviolet-disinfection-equipment-market-industry-analysis

Date: 28-02-2024

Ultraviolet (UV) Disinfection Equipment Market Report 2023-2027

The Global Ultraviolet (UV) Disinfection Equipment Market size is estimated to grow by USD 788.3 million accelerating at a CAGR of 4.83% between 2023 and 2027. This ultraviolet (UV) disinfection equipment market report extensively covers market segmentation by End-user (residential, commercial, and municipal), Application (drinking, waste, industrial, and others), and Geography (North America, Europe, APAC, Middle East and Africa, and South America). It also includes an in-depth analysis of drivers, trends, and challenges. Furthermore, the report includes historic market data from 2017 to 2021.

Ultraviolet (UV) Disinfection Equipment Market Growth Factors:

  • Evolving benefits of UV disinfection equipment
  • Rising concerns over freshwater scarcity
  • Emergence of customized UV disinfection equipment

Ultraviolet (UV) Disinfection Equipment Market: Key Drivers, Trends and Challenges

The researchers analyzed the data with 2022 as the base year, along with the key drivers, trends, and challenges. A holistic analysis of drivers will help companies refine their marketing strategies to gain a competitive advantage.

Key Ultraviolet (UV) Disinfection Equipment Market Driver

The evolving benefits of UV disinfection equipment is a key factor driving the market growth. Water is essential for all life forms and is widely used in municipal, industrial, and commercial processes, often in large quantities. However, it must be clean to prevent equipment damage and product contamination. Natural water sources contain dissolved minerals, solids, microorganisms, and organic materials. Some industries prefer UV disinfection equipment for their process water due to several advantages:

Chemical-Free: UV disinfection is chemical-free, unlike chlorine systems which can produce hazardous by-products.

Ease of Use: UV systems are easier to store and install compared to chlorine, which requires storage and dosing equipment, increasing costs.

Speed: UV disinfection works faster as it relies on light radiation, quickly eliminating microbial organisms.

The numerous benefits of UV disinfection equipment are expected to drive market growth in the forecast period.

Key Ultraviolet (UV) Disinfection Equipment Market Trends

Growing demand for ultrapure water is a key trend shaping the market. Ultrapure water, crucial for various industries, is achieved through a combination of water purification methods like reverse osmosis, striving for high purity by minimizing impurities and gas content. It is often defined by its electrical resistivity ratio, typically falling within the range of 0.1-1.5 MΩ cm. Depending on the purification process, it may be referred to as desalinated, RO, or distilled water. Primarily used in pharmaceutical and semiconductor sectors, it ensures cleanliness in sensitive processes, such as semiconductor chip production and power plant turbine operation.

Ultrapure water also finds applications in healthcare, beverage dilution, and more. UV disinfection equipment plays a crucial role in producing ultrapure water by reducing TOC, disinfecting, and eliminating unwanted elements like chlorine and chloramine, thereby driving the global UV disinfection equipment market's growth during the forecast period.

Major Ultraviolet (UV) Disinfection Equipment Market Challenge

The availability of refurbished UV disinfection equipment is a key factor hindering market growth. Acquiring new UV disinfection equipment can strain budgets in industries like food and beverage. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) often choose refurbishment or repair over buying new when their existing UV disinfection equipment becomes outdated or malfunctions. This collective process, known as re-engineering, involves cleaning and repairing various components, ensuring safety and regulatory compliance.

UV disinfection equipment, commonly used in wastewater treatment and food and beverage industries, can deteriorate due to exposure to various materials and chemicals. Many enterprises now prefer re-engineering to control costs. As a response, vendors offer refurbished UV disinfection equipment. For instance, UV Superstore Inc. offers reconditioned UV systems, such as the IH-12L Used UV Water Treatment System, for industrial applications. The availability of refurbished UV equipment may impact new UV disinfection equipment sales and market growth during the forecast period.

Ultraviolet (UV) Disinfection Equipment Market End-User, Application, and Geography

End-user Segment Analysis:

The residential segment is estimated to witness significant growth during the forecast period.  There is increasing adoption of UV disinfection equipment in water and air purification in the residential sector.  Additionally, these water purifiers are extensively used to treat drinking water at the point of use by eliminating harmful pathogens. These equipment are essentially installed with HVAC systems or can be used as an independent unit to help enhance indoor air quality by killing airborne pathogens and allergens. 

The residential segment was the largest segment and was valued at USD 1,175.98 million in 2017. The main advantage of UV disinfection equipment is that it offers a chemical-free and eco-friendly alternative to traditional disinfection methods including thermal and chemical processes. As there is a growing popularity for eco-friendly solutions across the residential sector, it is expected to fuel the demand for UV disinfection equipment in this sector. Hence, such factors are expected to fuel the growth of this segment which in turn will drive the market growth during the forecast period.

Application Insights

Based on the application, the drinking segment holds the largest market share. There is a growing popularity for UV technology for disinfection which is mainly due to the extensive use of this equipment for safe drinking water, especially in the residential sector. The increasing incidence of communicable diseases, which are caused by poor access to potable water as well as poor hygiene practices.is expected to significantly fuel the demand for UV disinfection equipment across industries. Hence, such factors are expected to fuel the growth of this segment which in turn will drive the market growth during the forecast period.

Regional Insights

North America is estimated to contribute 39% to the growth of the global market during the forecast period. Technavio’s analysts have elaborately explained the regional trends and drivers that shape the market during the forecast period.

The UV disinfection equipment market is poised for growth in North America, primarily driven by concerns about declining indoor air quality in countries like the US and Canada. Increasing government support for the economy is resulting in investments in new plant setups across various industries. Enterprises in sectors like food and beverage, electronics, medical labs, and pharmaceuticals are strengthening their presence in the region, necessitating UV disinfection equipment for air purification. The US serves as an R&D hub for major electronic device manufacturers, fostering investments in advanced manufacturing technologies and, consequently, boosting the demand for UV disinfection equipment. 

The COVID-19 pandemic heightened the use of UV disinfection equipment in 2020, especially in healthcare facilities and other locations with COVID-19 patients. This increased demand persisted in 2021 as vaccination programs allowed businesses to reopen. Ongoing advancements in UV disinfection technology have enhanced efficiency, compactness, and cost-effectiveness, driving its adoption across industries and supporting the regional market's growth during the forecast period.

Major Ultraviolet (UV) Disinfection Equipment Market Market Players

Companies are implementing various strategies, such as strategic alliances, partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, geographical expansion, and product/service launches, to enhance their presence in the market.

Advanceduv- The company offers ultraviolet disinfection equipment such as AUV ST series and AUV S series.

The research report also includes detailed analyses of the competitive landscape of the market and information about 15 market companies, including:

Advanced UV Inc., Alfa Laval AB, American Ultraviolet Inc., Atlantic Ultraviolet Corp., Australian Ultra Violet Services Pty. Ltd., Clearford Water System Inc., Danaher Corp., Dr. Honle AG, Evergreen UV LLC, Glasco Ultraviolet LLC, Halma Plc, Hitech Ultraviolet Pvt. Ltd., KURARAY Co. Ltd., Pollet Group, SITA Srl, ULTRAAQUA AS, Veolia Environnement SA, Xenex Disinfection Services LLC, Xylem Inc., and LIT UV Elektro GmbH

Qualitative and quantitative analysis of companies has been conducted to help clients understand the wider business environment as well as the strengths and weaknesses of key market players. Data is qualitatively analyzed to categorize companies as pure play, category-focused, industry-focused, and diversified; it is quantitatively analyzed to categorize companies as dominant, leading, strong, tentative, and weak.

Segment Overview

The ultraviolet (UV) disinfection equipment market report forecasts market growth by revenue at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis of the latest trends and growth opportunities from 2017 to 2027. 

  •  End-user Outlook (USD Million, 2017 - 2027)
    • Residential
    • Commercial
    • Municipal
  • Application Outlook (USD Million, 2017 - 2027)
    • Drinking
    • Waste
    • Industrial
    • Others
  • Geography Outlook (USD Million, 2017 - 2027)
    • North America
      • The U.S.
      • Canada
    • Europe
      • The U.K.
      • Germany
      • France
      • Rest of Europe
    • APAC
      • China
      • India
    • South America
      • Chile
      • Argentina
      • Brazil
    • Middle East & Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • South Africa
      • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

What are the Key Data Covered in this Ultraviolet (UV) Disinfection Equipment Market Research Report?

  • CAGR of the market during the forecast period
  • Detailed information on factors that will drive the growth of the market between 2023 and 2027
  • Precise estimation of the size of the market  size and its contribution of the market in focus to the parent market
  • Accurate predictions about upcoming trends and changes in consumer behaviour
  • Growth of the market industry across North America, Europe, APAC, Middle East and Africa, and South America
  • Thorough analysis of the market’s competitive landscape and detailed information about companies
  • Comprehensive analysis of factors that will challenge the growth of market companies