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Several governments are focusing on regulating air pollution by introducing several stringent regulations and standards for indoor air quality, which is projected to drive the industry over the forecast period. Additionally, numerous air pollution control campaigns undertaken worldwide by governments and NGOs are expected to boost market growth over the forecast period. The governments of various countries have introduced lockdown measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. Thus, stay-at-home and work-from-home norms have further intensified the demand for air purifiers. Furthermore, there is a significant demand for air purifiers from hospitals, universities, and government agencies as consumers are exploring ways to avoid the spread of coronavirus. Several factors such as changing lifestyle preferences, deteriorating indoor air quality, rising health concerns, and increasing awareness among consumers about the benefits associated with air purifiers are likely to drive the market over the coming years. However, the high cost of adoption and maintenance of air purifiers is expected to limit their adoption.
In 2020, the global air purifier market is worth 10.67 billion U.S. dollars, and it is expected to expand at a CAGR of 10.0% from 2021 to 2028. The market is expected to be driven by rising airborne diseases and increasing pollution levels in urban areas. In addition, increased health awareness, improved living standards and increased disposable income are expected to drive market growth. The increasing popularity of air pollution control equipment, especially in developing regions of the world, is expected to drive the market during the forecast period. The increasing awareness of healthy lifestyles, especially among urban youth, is expected to make a significant contribution to market growth.
HEPA led the market and accounted for a 39.9% share of the global revenue in 2020. HEPA filters are highly efficient in trapping airborne particles, including pollen, dust, smoke, and bio-contaminants. The high quality and reliability of HEPA filters to remove airborne particles are likely to spur product penetration in the global market. Activated carbon or activated charcoal filters constitute small pieces of carbon in powdered blocks or granular form, specially treated with oxygen, to open the pores of carbon atoms. This aids in increasing the carbon surface area and making it porous, thereby augmenting its ability to absorb airborne particles. These filters are used for absorbing gases and odors from cooking, mold, chemicals, pets, and smoke. The ionic filters segment is likely to expand at a CAGR of 8.3% over the forecast period. Ionic filters are not required to be replaced frequently, thereby increasing their penetration in the market. However, the generation of ionized air along with ozone during the purification process is responsible for causing respiratory issues, such as asthma, which, in turn, is expected to limit the technology application. Other air purification technologies include UV irradiation, photocatalytic oxidation, ozonation, non-thermal plasma, and electrostatic precipitators. Photocatalytic oxidation technology exhibits the ability to convert fine particles up to 0.1 micron and toxic gases to other safer compounds. This technology destroys volatile organic compounds (VOCs), microbes, and chemically active compounds (CACs).
The commercial application segment led the market and accounted for a 54.4% share of the global revenue in 2020. Commercial applications of air purifiers include hospitals, offices, hotels, educational centers, movie theaters, shopping malls, conference centers, and other recreational facilities. Air purifiers with activated carbon and HEPA are used in hotels and restaurants for removing airborne particulates, smoke, and odor from the air, thereby improving the air quality in the establishments.Air purifiers are used in dental and medical laboratories, veterinary hospitals, boarding kennels, animal kennels, clinics, and hospitals to remove allergens, airborne pathogens, and odor from the air and maintain indoor air quality for patients as well as employees working in these facilities. The ability of air purifiers to limit the spread of infectious diseases has resulted in its augmenting demand during the COVID-19 pandemic in various healthcare facilities globally.