STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
It is estimated that the global disinfection markets addressable by ultraviolet (UV) light technology represent more than $500 billion. The potential annual market for water and wastewater disinfection exceeds $400 billion globally, while the annual market for air purification is nearly $100 billion globally. To date, UV is being used for only a small percentage of this figure. However, the technology is growing rapidly across nearly all potential markets and global regions.
This BCC Research report provides an in-depth analysis of the world market for UV equipment across a range of applications including the treatment of water (municipal and residential drinking water, pool and spa water, water for aquaculture and agriculture and industrial process water), municipal wastewater and air and surface disinfection. A detailed discussion of each of these end uses includes market size estimates and forecast growth rates for a five-year period. For the largest markets—North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region—the study also provides an examination by world region with market values and growth estimates.
Technical and market drivers are considered in evaluating the current worth of the markets and in forecasting growth and trends over the next five years. The conclusions are illustrated with statistical information on markets, applications, industry structure and dynamics along with technological developments.
REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
This report is intended for those who require a thorough analysis of the UV disinfection industry that traces significant developments and forecasts important trends, quantifies the various market sectors and profiles companies active in those areas.
Because of the fragmented nature of the industry, it is difficult to find studies that gather extensive data from diverse resources and analyze it in the context of a comprehensive document. This report contains a unique collection of information and conclusions that are difficult to find elsewhere.
This comprehensive technical/marketing report aims to provide those interested in investment, acquisition or expansion into the market for UV technology with specific, detailed information crucial to making educated decisions. Senior marketing personnel, venture capitalists, executive planners, research directors, government officials and suppliers to the industry who want to discover and exploit current or projected market niches should find this report of value. Other readers who wish to understand how regulations, market pressures and technology interact in the arena will also find this study worthwhile.
Because they stand to see the greatest profit from expansion of the industry, manufacturers and suppliers of UV equipment and technology would benefit most from data contained in this study. Companies with system and plant components, ancillary equipment, and related products and services also may profit from the information collected here. These include manufacturers and suppliers of UV lamps, ballasts and other system components and peripherals, UV sensors and monitoring systems as well as providers of associated services.
SCOPE AND FORMAT OF REPORT
The scope of this report includes an overview of the technological aspects of air, water and surface treatment via UV light as well as an analysis of the market for UV equipment sold in five different end uses: water (municipal and residential drinking water, pool and spa water, water aquaculture and industrial process water), municipal wastewater, air, and the disinfection of foods and beverages and surfaces. A discussion of the UV industry’s structure and brief profiles for major participating companies also are included.
A discussion of the market by world region includes overviews of North America, Europe, Asia and the rest of the world. Present market status and policies and incentives that support the industry are given for each country. All market valuations and projections cover the years 2000 to 2018. Market figures are based on the revenues derived from equipment sales and are projected in 2013 constant dollars (i.e., inflation is not computed into the projection figures). The revenue figures are derived from estimated revenues of the key players in a particular year.
Both primary and secondary research methodologies were used in preparing this study. A comprehensive literature, patent, and Internet search was undertaken and key industry players were queried. Research methodology was both quantitative and qualitative. Growth rates were calculated based on existing and proposed equipment sales during the forecast period. Key tables in the report overview present average capital costs for digesters of various sizes and for different UV treatment capacity additions during the survey period.
Both primary and secondary research methodologies were used in preparing this report. Research began with a re-analysis of available technical and business literature. Conversations with industry experts and company representatives, along with a review of their published works, provide the backbone for an evaluation of the UV industry.
Information sources for the study also include online research, patent literature and technical journals, and resources such as SEC filings, annual reports, census information and conference literature. In evaluating the global market, information was obtained from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of State, the Central Intelligence Agency Factbook, Aquastat and the United Nation’s Global Water Information System.
During the past 16 years, Susan Hanft has authored more than 30 market research reports for BCC Research in the fields of membrane technology, water and wastewater treatment, and separations used in food and beverage manufacture, medicine, biotechnology, and the oil and gas industry.
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The information developed in this report is intended to be as reliable as possible at the time of publication and of a professional nature. This information does not constitute managerial, legal, or accounting advice, nor should it serve as a corporate policy guide, laboratory manual, or an endorsement of any product, as much of the information is speculative in nature. The author assumes no responsibility for any loss or damage that might result from reliance on the reported information or from its use.