UV disinfection equipment refers to the type of equipment that uses ultraviolet light of varying degrees to disinfect places and products as water, food, medical facilities, research set-ups, and electronic equipment. Every governing body strives to provide clean drinking water to its citizen. With rapid urbanization and amidst growing health concerns the global UV disinfectant market is in great demand for the much-needed solutions. According to a new research report by Persistence Market Research, governments across the world have spent huge sums of money for upgrading their water purifying technologies from conventional chlorine-based disinfection plants to modern facilities that use UV disinfection technologies. This is proving to be the primary growth driver for the global UV disinfection equipment market.
Types of Ultraviolet Lamps
There are three types of UV lamps:
Ultraviolet A (UVA), which is used for PC case-blue light, for detecting counterfeit money, air conditioning, air purification, scanning, and disinfecting dishwasher.
Ultraviolet B (UVB), which is used in botany and zoology studies.
Ultraviolet C (UVC), which is used in lamps for disinfecting several targeted objects.
The difference between the three is determined by their varying intensities or wavelengths.
North America Leads Global UV Disinfection Equipment Market
The global UV disinfection equipment market is led by North America, followed by Asia Pacific and Europe. The growing need for water treatment technologies and facilities is leading to a rise in demand for UV disinfection equipment in countries such as U.S. and Canada. At this rate North America is expected to retain its position as a leader till 2019. Increasing concerns about drinking water and safety concerns about industrial water that is discharged in other water bodies are a few more factors that will lead to growth of the UV disinfection equipment market in U.S. In the coming few years, these factors will make North America the biggest market participant for the global disinfection equipment market.
Global UV Disinfection Equipment Market Driven by Government Regulations
Government initiatives in various regions to provide safe drinking water will eventually lead to the expansion of the global UV disinfection equipment market. Additionally, the growing concerns about treating industrial water before letting it out in other water bodies or into groundwater will further augment the global UV disinfection equipment market. The rapid growth of chemical industries and healthcare segments is offering a great scope for the UV disinfection equipment market.
Declining Food and Beverages Industry is the Biggest Challenge
The biggest challenge for the global UV disinfection equipment market is the steady decline of the food and beverages market, which used to be its biggest client. However, a lucrative opportunity for the global UV disinfection equipment market is the increasing pressure from governmental authorities to bring about environmental regulations that support the use of UV disinfection for water treatment as opposed to conventional methods.
Presently, the global UV disinfection equipment market is governed by buyers due to the large number of suppliers in the market. The major threat to this industry is the use of traditional substitutes such as chlorination for water treatment, which comes at an exceptionally low cost. Fortunately, the threat from new entrants remains considerably low, as setting up facilities to develop this technology comes at a huge capital cost and expenditure. Additionally, new entrants face a huge hurdle of working around existing patents. In the coming few years, this will allow established players to tap into the full potential of the market.