Although it is yet to be established whether UV-C rays can kill novel coronavirus, the UV disinfection market is zooming up. In HVAC field, several methods are used for air disinfection. Depending on the necessity, possibility and application feasibility, it is done through several methods like: : irradiation of the upper-room air, irradiation of the full room (when the room is not occupied or protective clothing is worn), and irradiating air as it passes through enclosed air-circulation and Heating, Ventilation, and Air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. UVGI is also used in self-contained room air disinfection units.
On the growth trajectory
According to the research, the UV disinfection equipment market size is projected to reach USD 9.2 billion by 2026 from an estimated USD 4.8 billion in 2021, at a CAGR of 14.0% from 2021 to 2026.
Extensive use of UV disinfection equipment in healthcare facilities for disinfecting the hospital environment is among the factors driving the growth of the UV disinfection equipment market.
In 2020, reactor chambers held the largest share of the UV disinfection equipment market – and are likely to continue to account for the largest share of the market during the forecast period. Reactor chambers control the flow of water through the systems. They are responsible for adding the minimum dose of UV light to disinfect water, air, or surface, hence playing an important role in regulating the flow of water and UV dose in the system. Thus, they capture the major share of the UV disinfection equipment market.
Medium-power UV disinfection equipment segment
The market for medium-power UV disinfection equipment segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The major factor contributing to this growth is the surging adoption of UV LED-based disinfection equipment across various end-use applications. Additionally, UV LEDs offer a longer life compared with mercury UV lamps. Also, they are more robust and consume lesser power.
Fastest growing area
The water and wastewater disinfection application is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growing stringent government regulations toward the safe and environmentally friendly treatment of water and wastewater attributed to the highest growth of the UV disinfection market for water and wastewater application across the world.
The municipal segment held the major share
In 2020, the municipal segment held the major share of the UV disinfection equipment market, and this trend will continue during the forecast period. The large share of this segment can be attributed to the higher penetration of UV disinfection equipment for treating water and supplying it to residential, commercial, and industrial purposes. Moreover, increasing concerns about environmental safety and the need for the proper disposal of toxic chemicals in water bodies have promoted the use of the UV-based water and wastewater disinfection process by municipal corporations