As a result of COVID-19, UV disinfection equipment and related components were shipped more frequently in 2020, as well as the revenues they generated. As a result, the market’s growth rate accelerated significantly in the first half of 2020. The rising demand for surface disinfection is projected to keep this trend going strong in the second half of the year.
Researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center claim that when exposed to a safe wavelength of ultraviolet light, more than 99.9 percent of airborne coronaviruses are eliminated. Physical disinfection and no residual effects are provided by UVC radiation, according to a senior scientific official at the Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar. Coronaviruses can be killed with this technology, which increases the demand for UV disinfection equipment.
The COVID-19 epidemic hampered the supply of UV disinfection equipment and their components as the producers are not able to satisfy the increased demand and their production capacity has been exhausted. In order to keep up with the increased demand from customers, these companies must expand their manufacturing capacity, which isn’t feasible in the near future.
Hospitals are now using UV systems to disinfect high-risk indoor environments, which is likely to raise product demand in the coming years as a result of the rising number of instances of the disease. In comparison to sodium hypochlorite and chlorine gas, UV disinfection systems have the lowest environmental impact because UV is mostly controlled by the composition of the electrical grid. As a result, it’s a useful tool.
UV’s environmental footprint is predicted to decrease as more and more electricity sources become green. UV disinfection systems have been recognised by public health agencies as an effective approach for treating drinking water, reclaimed water, and wastewater. For this reason, these systems have been adopted by countries around the world in an effort to safeguard water supplies and meet environmental sustainability goals.
Drinking water, wastewater, and process water all benefit from UV disinfection technology. Increased R&D expenditures by manufacturers to improve UV disinfection equipment for big volume applications including municipal drinking water and industrial process water treatment is likely to fuel the market expansion. The development of water and wastewater treatment technologies in emerging economies like India and China has been aided by favourable government regulations. There is also a direct correlation between increasing industrialisation and the deterioration in the quality of natural water resources in emerging countries. It is projected that the demand for clean and safe drinking water would increase as a result of the increasing population and the limitation of freshwater resources. Automated UV-C light-based surface disinfection systems are in high demand because of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The healthcare and business sectors have called for a shift away from manual cleaning procedures to prevent the spread of the corona virus. As a result of this, the UV disinfection equipment market is likely to develop at a healthy rate over the coming years.
In spite of this, factors such as the lower cost of conventional disinfectants compared with UV lamps are projected to limit the growth of this market. Far-UVC lamps being used for surface disinfection and air treatment, as well as the expansion of the healthcare and chemical sectors, are expected to open up new revenue streams for the industry.
Beverage water, waste water, and process water are all treated with ultraviolet (UV) disinfection equipment (DEI). The market for UV disinfection equipment for high-volume applications, such as municipal drinking water and industrial process water treatment, is expected to grow as a result of increased R&D expenditure by manufacturers. India and China’s technological advancements have been bolstered by government support for water and wastewater treatment efforts. Rapid industrialisation in these emerging countries has also led to air and water pollution, which has impacted rainfall and the purity of natural water supplies, particularly in developing countries.