Air quality monitoring (AQM) system is a device used to monitor the level of pollutant in the environment. It identifies the concentration of pollutants such as particulate matter, nitrous oxide, carbon monoxide, and sulfur dioxide. The global air quality monitoring system market is growing at significant rate, due to boosting level of air pollution and mounting occurrence of respiratory diseases. Different types of products contributed to the air quality monitoring system market size. The market has witnessed high demand for indoor monitors over the last few years due to mounting consumer inclination for pollution-free indoor environments.
Insight by Product
On the basis of product the market is subdivided into outdoor monitors, indoor monitors and wearable monitors. Indoor monitors hold the largest share in the market due to mounting consumer inclination for pollution-free indoor environments, and escalating acceptance of smart home and green-building technologies. Moreover, outdoor monitors are expected to grow at the fastest rate in the market. The indoor monitors are further subdivided into fixed indoor monitors and portable indoor monitors. In addition, the outdoor monitors are further subdivided into portable outdoor monitors, fixed outdoor monitors, AQM station and dust and particulate monitors.
Insight by Sampling Method
There are five types of sampling method, manual monitoring, stack monitoring, active/continuous monitoring, passive monitoring, and intermittent monitoring. Continuing improvement of progressive continuous monitoring systems, execution of supportive government guidelines for effectual air pollution monitoring, and huge fixing base for continuous air monitoring stations are some of the factors responsible for the growth of the active/continuous sampling method segment. Of all sampling methods, the active/continuous sampling method anticipated to account foremost share in the air quality monitoring system market.
Insight by Pollutant
There are three types of pollutant, chemical pollutant, physical pollutant, and biological pollutant. Increasing levels of pollution is the factor growing the demand of chemical pollutant. Among the all pollutant, the chemical pollutants are the most common type of pollutant monitored through AQM systems.
Insight by End-User
The different end-users in the market are petrochemical industry, government agencies and academic institutes, smart city authority, commercial and residential users, power generation plants, pharmaceutical industry and others. Mounting installation of AQM stations, existence of strict environmental regulations, and escalating government assets for effectual AQM are the factors growing the demand of government agencies and academic institutes. Among the all end user, the government agencies and academic institutes are expected to command the air quality monitoring system market. In addition, commercial and residential users are expected to grow at fastest rate in the market.
The boosting levels of air pollution, supportive government regulations for air pollution monitoring and control, mounting occurrence of respiratory diseases, cancer and cardiovascular diseases, and boosting public awareness related to healthcare and environmental implications of air pollution are the primary growth drivers for air quality monitoring system market. For instance, according to World health Organization (WHO) air pollution is the major environmental risk to health. Moreover, globally in 2016 approximately 4.2 million premature deaths were caused due to outdoor air pollution in cities and rural area.
Technological improvement in air pollution monitoring, and continuing extension of the petrochemical and power generation industries are also facilitating the growth for the air quality monitoring system market.
The high product cost, slow implementation of air pollution control reforms and technical limitations are the major challenges for the growth of air quality monitoring system market.
Globally, the manufacturing companies trying to enter the air quality monitoring system market are required to maintain stringent regulatory standards. Moreover, the high level of capital requirement also poses a major barrier for the entry of new players. This offers an edge to the established players in the industry competition.
Geographically, North America is the largest air quality monitoring system market as in the region the acceptance of innovative technologies among major investors is expeditious. The existence of strict government regulations for effectual pollution monitoring, mounting occurrence of respiratory diseases, cancer and cardiovascular diseases and control are also up surging growth of the North American air quality monitoring system industry.
Asia-Pacific is observed to witness fastest growth in the market, as in the region strictness of air pollution regulations is mounting. In addition, the large-scale industrialization, mounting occurrence of respiratory diseases, cancer and cardiovascular diseases and uninterrupted government assistance for the development and commercialization of innovative AQM products are also creating a positive impact on the air quality monitoring system industry growth in the region.
Key players in the air quality monitoring system market are catering the demand of these devices by investing on technologically advanced products in their product portfolio across the globe. In February 2018, Teledyne Technologies launched Model T640 PM Mass Monitor, to calculate the dilution of fine particulate matter below 2.5 microns in diameter. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Emerson Electric Co., Siemens, 3M, Teledyne Technologies, Merck KGaA, General Electric Company, Horiba Limited, Spectris, and TSI Incorporated are the key players offering air quality monitoring system.