The global air quality sensor market is projected to reach USD 8.5 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 10.5% during the forecast period, 2021–2027. Rapid urbanization with economic and population growth and increasing airborne diseases and fatalities are projected to drive the market over the review period. These factors result in an increase in industrial activities, vehicle use, and energy consumption in cities across the globe, leading to widespread urban air pollution.
The industry is undergoing a transition owing to rising investments by numerous organizations in adopting cutting-edge technologies to monitor air pollution levels. Additionally, the rising number of infrastructural projects in business and industrial areas and favorable government policies towards air pollution controlling are also predicted to enhance the market growth.
Growing wireless sensor networks for real-time pollution monitoring are creating new opportunities for infrastructure development and the adoption of advanced technology services. In November 2019, SUEZ announced it would create an Air Division to give concrete and innovative solutions to the environmental challenge of air quality. Additionally, in the same year, SUEZ, through a partnership with Fermentalg, developed the carbon sink innovation to catch CO2 and other air pollutants and convert them into green energy.
Air quality sensors can use for many purposes and help spot environmental issues beyond the scope of the human eye. With the most recent and advanced technologies, the solutions used for air quality monitoring sensors are becoming essential and faster at measuring. It can be used in both indoor and outdoor areas to detect the presence of air pollutants in the environment.
COVID-19 has ravaged numerous industries across the world, including semiconductor and peripheral businesses such as chips and other semiconductor devices. The pandemic has had a considerable impact on the global economy. Many businesses were shut down, and many people lost their jobs. The virus mainly affected SMEs, but large organizations also registered negative impacts. The manufacturing and construction industries, coal-fired plants, the shutdown of schools and academic institutes, shopping complexes, and office premises have experienced temporary shutdown in their activities, which has resulted in reduced air pollution.
In 2020, global lockdowns, particularly in China and other Asian countries, adversely impacted the production of semiconductor devices. Lean staff and limited working hours restricted the research and development, manufacturing, and adoption of semiconductor devices. Distribution networks were temporarily disrupted in numerous locations due to the restrictions imposed by various governments, thereby restricting the growth of the devices segment in 2020.
Currently, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 68% by 2050.Poor air & water quality, waste disposal problems, and high energy consumption are affected by increasing population density. Due to the loss of urban tree volume pollution, physical health issues are increasing across the world. Air quality regulation is vital for both the health and safety of living beings on the earth. For instance, controlling gas levels in manufacturing and storage sites such as breweries or dry food storage areas where carbon dioxide is produced as part of the fermentation cycle is vital for maintaining workers' health. Urbanization and economic and population growth have ledto the increase in industrial activities, vehicle use, and energy consumption in cities across the globe, which affect urban air pollution.
Air quality sensors have significant demand in residential, commercial, and industrial premises. Many governments have imposed certain regulations pertaining to the deployment of air quality monitors in industrial premises. Many times, high-accuracy Data Quality Objectives (DQO) for all air pollutants of the fixed measurements can befulfilled by high-cost standard chemical analyzers only. Hence, manufacturers in the industrial sector have to purchase high-cost sensors to capture air pollution.
Air quality sensors can be used to monitor the environmental parameters for indoor and outdoor environments. Nowadays, sensors are housed in a single package and designed to provide detailed, accurate, and real-time data outputs, required for many IoT applications. The applications include smart offices and buildings, smart homes, and HVAC applications. It is also compatible with mobile and stationary applications such as indoor air quality measurement and personal weather stations. Hence, due to the increasing use of smart devices and advancements in IoT and cloud-based services, there is a growing opportunity for these sensors.
Value Chain Analysis
The global air quality sensor market is swiftly growing with favorable growth prospects in the forecast period. During the review period, the technological advancement in air monitoring sensor technology is projected to drive steady market growth. The value chain analysis for the global gas sensor market comprises the following four major phases: original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), system integrators/assemblers, distributors and retailers, and end users.
By type, the air quality sensor market has been segmented into signal-gas monitoring sensors, and multi-gas monitoring sensors. Among these, the signal-gas monitoring sensor type segment dominated the market in 2020 and is projected to dominate over the review period. A multi-gas detector is a portable device designed to detect multiple gases simultaneously. However, the primary goal of the single gas monitoring sensor is monitoring a single gas to supplement this by detecting combustible gases such as O2 and CO3. Multi-gas monitoring sensors are becoming more versatile and affordable in comparison to single ones.
By portability, the global market has been segmented into fixed device and portable device. The fixed devices segment is expected to account for the largest share of the air quality sensor market in 2020, primarily due to the growing need to maintain a controlled indoor environment and monitor the level of atmospheric gases and air pollutants inside facilities such as manufacturing units, laboratories, and storage area, among others.
Based on technology, the global market is segmented into non-dispersive infrared radiation sensors, electrochemical sensors, electroacoustic sensors, and others.
By location of sensors, the global market is divided into indoor air quality sensors and outdoor air quality sensors.
By application, the global market is segmented into residential, commercial, government agencies, hospital, academic institutes, and others.
By region, the air quality sensor market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World.
The global air quality sensor market is projected to grow at a substantial rate during the review period from 2021 to 2027. The geographic analysis of the air quality sensor market has been conducted for North America (the US, Canada, and Mexico), Europe (the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and the rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, and the rest of Asia-Pacific), and the rest of the world (the Middle East & Africa and South America). Among these, North America dominated the air quality sensor market in 2020 due to the presence of major key players in the region and a large talent pool of competent manufacturers. On the other hand, Asia-Pacific is expected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period.
Dominance of North America Throughout the Forecast Period
North America has been at the cutting-edge of emerging and innovative technologies. The Air quality sensor market in North America is a competitive market owing to the presence of numerous air quality sensors companies and service providers. The regional market has witnessed steady growth over the past decade and is projected to witness similar growth prospects compared to other regions. The well-developed culture of air pollution control adoption in North America and the proliferation of the technology industry are key factors contributing to the growth of the air quality sensor market in this region. The US and Canada are key countries considered for market analysis in this region. Organizations in both these countries are implementing innovative solutions, owing to increasing awareness regarding air purifiers.
Europe Continues to Show Maturity
Europe consists of numerous countries which are financially sound and technologically advanced. The UK, France, and Germany are the key countries considered for market analysis in the European region. The regional market is witnessing substantial growth primarily due to the increasing cases of airborne diseases and fatalities. Awareness about the benefits of these sensors, coupled with an increase in the number of service providers, has led to the more extensive adoption of sensor technology solutions.
The global air quality sensor market is characterized by the presence of several international vendors. The air quality sensor market is highly consolidated and competitive, with most players competing to gain market share in a growing market. Vendors compete based on product quality, cost, ease of adoption, and data security and reliability. The growth of market vendors depends upon market conditions, government support, especially in the post-pandemic scenario, and industry development.
|Market Size||USD 4.5Billion (2020)|
|Forecast Units||Value (USD Million)|
|Report Coverage||Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends|
|Segments Covered||Type, Portability, Technology, Location of Sensors, Application, and Region|
|Geographies Covered||North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)|
|Key Vendors||3M Inc., Aeroqual, Atlas Scientific Llc, Honeywell, Building Automation Products, Inc., Dovelet Sensors, Emerson Electric Co., ENViro Technology, Figaro, GE Measurement & Control, Horiba, Ltd., Oakton Instruments, Ogam Technology, Sgx Sensortech, Siemens Ag, Skyray Instrument, Teledyne-Api, and Thermo Fisher Scientific|
|Key Market Opportunities||• Growing Wireless Sensor Networks Enabling Real-Time Pollution Monitoring • Growing APAC Region in Terms of Population|
|Key Market Drivers||• Rapid urbanization and economic and population growth • Increasing airborne diseases and fatalities|
The global air quality sensor market is predicted to grow at a 10.5% CAGR between 2021- 2027.
North America will lead the global air quality sensor market.
Increasing urbanization and increasing population growth are the key factors driving the global air quality sensor market growth.
High cost of sensor may limit the global air quality sensor market growth.
Key contenders profiled in the global air quality sensor market include 3M Inc, Aeroqual Ltd, Atlas Scientific Llc, Building Automation Products, Inc, Dovelet Sensors, Emerson Electric Co, ENViro Technology, Figaro Engineering Inc, GE Measurement & Control, Honeywell, Horiba, Ltd, Oakton Instruments, Ogam Technology Co. Ltd, Sgx Sensortech, Siemens Ag, Skyray Instrument, Teledyne-Api, and Thermo Fisher Scientific.