Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is kind of disinfection process to inactivate microorganisms. It uses short-wavelength ultraviolet (UV-C) light to destroy the nucleic acids and disrupting the DNA in microorganisms and disrupts them to perform vital cellular functions. UVGI mitigates the elements of microorganisms and also prevents cross-transmission of pathogens. Pathogens are the elements which cause healthcare-associated infections.
UVGI devices are now utilized in the various application. UVGI is mostly used to disinfect drinking and greywater or it can be termed as a method to produce purified water. Air ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) can help to reduce the airborne bacteria and fungal spores in the indoor environment and act as an air purifier. UVGI can be used combining it with HVAC systems to reduce airborne disease transmission.
Globally, development of efficient and advanced technology, rise in the awareness among people, increasing government initiatives across the globe, and growing incidence of hospital-acquired infections are the prime growth drivers of the ultraviolet germicidal irradiation market. In addition, increase in adoption of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation in emerging economies such as China, India, and others, will create new opportunities for the ultraviolet germicidal irradiation market. However, higher cost of the installation and maintenance, difficulties for importing in developing countries, lack of skilled labor and higher cost of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation systems are the key restraints for the ultraviolet germicidal irradiation market.
Geographically, North America dominated the ultraviolet germicidal irradiation market share, because of the high prevalence of chronic and infection diseases, and technological advancement. The Asia Pacific is projected to have the fastest growth, owing to rapidly increasing aging population, a rise in consumer awareness, favorable government policies, modernization of healthcare infrastructure, and growing medical tourism industry in developing nations such as China, and India in this region. Among all the types, air disinfectant segment is the fastest growing market in the ultraviolet germicidal irradiation market due to the easy usage of UV germicidal lamps and low cost of installation and maintenance.
This report provides a depth analysis on the ultraviolet germicidal irradiation market size for the years 2014-2016, and forecast of the same till the year 2022. It also imparts an outlook on market drivers, restraints, market share, market value chains, market trends, market price, growth indicators, challenges, and other key aspects with respect to the ultraviolet germicidal irradiation market.
This report segments the ultraviolet germicidal irradiation market on the basis of product type, and regional market as follows:
- Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation Market, By Product Type: In-Duct Air Disinfection, Recirculation Units, Upper Room Systems, Area/Room Disinfection, Equipment & Packaging Disinfection, Lower Room Disinfection, and Others
- This report has been further segmented into major regions, which includes a detailed analysis of each region such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), and Rest of the World (RoW) covering all the major country level markets in each of the regions
This report identifies all the major companies operating in the ultraviolet germicidal irradiation market. Some of the major companies’ profiles in detail are as follows:
- American Ultraviolet
- Atlantic Ultraviolet Corporation
- General Electric
- Halma plc (Aquionics)