According to a market research report by Grand View Research, the UV sterilization lamp and equipment industry is expected to see continued growth at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.6% through 2022. A similar report by Allied Market Research, reports a growing CAGR of 15%, going from a UV equipment market valued at $1.1 billion to $3.4 billion from 2018 to 2026.
UV disinfection systems use sterilization lamps which emit UVC short wavelengths proven to quickly destroy the nucleic acid and DNA of harmful cells. UV radiation effectively eliminates bacteria, viruses, mold, mildew, volatile organic compounds and many harmful airborne and aquatic microorganisms. UV disinfection systems are used worldwide in surface disinfection, food and beverage, air and water sterilization applications.
UV Sterilization Equipment Market Segments
The UV sterilization equipment market is segmented into the end use industries of residential, commercial or industrial. UV sterilization applications are segmented into:
- Water treatment – residential, commercial, industrial, municipal
- Wastewater treatment
- Air treatment – residential, commercial, health care facilities and bioterror agents
- Food and beverage disinfection
- Surface sterilization
UV sterilization system market trends are classified by equipment such as the UV sterilization lamp, quartz sleeve, controller unit, reactor chamber and other components. Furthermore, market trends are analyzed across the various regions of:
- North America – United States, Canada and Mexico
- Europe – UK, Italy, France, Spain, Germany
- Asia-Pacific – China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea
- and LAMEA, which includes Brazil, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and others
The majority of UV equipment manufacturers are from the United States, although UV technology is growing in developing countries like China and India. This is due to supporting government policies for water and wastewater treatment. Rapid industrialization in developing countries has caused significant water and air pollution. This in turn affects the quality of rainwater and natural water resources. The scarcity of freshwater resources combined with a rising population is expected to contribute to positive growth trends for the UV sterilization equipment market.
Pandemic diseases such as H1N1 and an aging population afflicted with chronic disease all contribute to UV disinfection market growth in North America. UV disinfection is a strong competition to and has almost displaced chemical water treatment in North America in many wastewater and drinking water treatment processes. Residential use of UV water and air purification systems is also expected to experience growth as a lucrative market segment.
UV Water Sterilization
There is an expected increase in demand for UV water sterilization systems for use in large volume applications such as industrial water treatment processes, ballast water treatment systems, wastewater and municipal drinking water systems. UV sterilization lamp manufactures are investing in research and development with focus on increasing performance in high volume applications.
Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems offer many benefits over traditional chemical disinfection methods such as easy installation, little to no maintenance and no environmental impact. These many benefits combined with high germicidal efficacy and cost saving efficiencies are expected to continue driving demand.
UV sterilization lamps are available in varying sizes, specifications and capacities to meet specific germicidal requirements. UV water disinfection offers distinct advantages over other methods such as chemical, ultrasonic treatment and ozonation. UV lamps are fast and effective, environmentally friendly and noncorrosive which contributes to longer-lasting equipment. These advantages are expected to continue to spur growth even over other low-cost disinfection methods.
Emerging economies are seeing growth in textile, chemical and oil and gas industries which generate high volumes of wastewater. Various public and private bodies worldwide are increasing investments into wastewater treatment which is also expected to drive UV sterilization equipment industry growth.
UV Sterilization Lamp Suppliers
UV sterilization lamp suppliers must stay committed to research, development and business expansion to remain competitive in the global market. The introduction of new UV disinfection equipment designed to provide maximum effectiveness, low-cost and easy operation with an environmentally friendly impact will be key to business sustainability and meeting market demands.
LightSources Offers UV Sterilization Lamp Solutions
LightSources offers UV sterilization lamp solutions to OEMs large and small around the globe. The LightSources Group consists of LightSources in the United States and China, LightTech in Europe with a large, modern glass factory and several partner companies, all committed to research and development, high-quality and continual improvement.
The LightSources Group offers OEM oriented solutions and a vast product line including several proprietary technologies designed to increase performance, safety and sustainability. We offer custom designed solutions and prototype development.
We design, engineer and manufacture UVC germicidal lamps with proprietary technology such as LongLife+™, a special coating that may be applied to any of our sterilization lamps. Proprietary pellet amalgam technology allows for greater output and efficiency in dimming and fluctuating temperature conditions. Our skilled lighting engineers are experts with UV radiation technology, offering custom lamp designs as well as the development of specialty phosphor blends.
The LightSources Group is a leading global supplier of UV lamps and proven lighting solutions. We deliver first to market, high-tech lamps engineered with proprietary technology. Contact us to improve your UV lamp component supply chain with high-quality, custom designed sterilization lamps.