Technologies Enabling Indoor Air Purification (TechVision)

  • ID: 3631595
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 47 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
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Responding to Worsening Outdoor Air Pollution
Indoor air needs to be purified or sterilized to provide a healthy indoor environment, since people spend 90% or more of their time indoors (World Health Organization). Research showed that indoor air quality can be more polluted than outdoor air due to poor air ventilation, contamination by construction materials, chemicals, exposure to radon in the building and so on. Long-term exposure to unhealthy air can cause serious respiratory problems and even cancer. This research service reports on various technologies that enable indoor air purification, providing safe and comfortable environments suitable for human occupancy. It gives an overview of the indoor air purification industry, a snapshot of current and emerging technologies, the technology landscape, opportunity evaluation, and technology roadmap till 2020. Appended at the end of the report are some key patents and a list of industry participants’ contacts.

Global Trends:

- According to the American Asthma Foundation, asthma is the single most common cause for childhood ailments in the United States and is increasing every year, causing the death of almost X people annually.

- The US air purifier market is emerging to be one of the biggest globally as a result of lower air quality, which is due to growing vehicular pollution and increased awareness regarding air contaminants.

- Annual agricultural fires in Indonesia cause a terrible hazethat affects many of the Southeast Asian countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, and south of Thailand. This haze not onlypollutes the outside air but indoor air as well.

- China and India are experiencing bad outdoor air pollution,which has also affected indoor air quality in these countries. According to Jones Lang LaSalle’s (USA) report dated December 2015, China’s indoor air quality is below par and isresponsible for X million deaths per year. The use of household air purifiers in China is increasing as citizensbecome more concerned about the degrading air quality.

- Exposure to particulate matter reduces every person’s expected lifespan by an average of almost X year in the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) European region (comprising X countries between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans) (WHO/Europe).

- In 2010, diseases and deaths from air pollution in the WHO European region caused economic losses of $X trillion (WHO/Europe, April 28, 2015).

- Increasing income levels and concerns for healthy lifestyles are expected to drive the air purification market in the near future.

- People spend X% of their time indoors and it might be more for the elderly, patients, and infants. If the indoor air is not well circulated, staying indoors could bring more harm than good.

- Increasing income levels, heightened awareness of the importance of indoor air quality, and manufacturers trying to commercialize more low-cost but efficient indoor air purifiers are driving the air purifier market’s growth.
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1. Executive Summary
  • Research Objectives and Scope
  • Research Process and Methodology
  • 5 segment layout
2. Industry Overview
  • Indoor Air Purification-Introduction
  • Global Trends
  • Market Size and Market Potential
  • Technology Value Chain
  • Indoor Air Purification Industry-Drivers
  • Indoor Air Purification Industry - Challenges
3. Technology Landscape
  • Technologies Enabling Indoor Air Purification
  • Mechanical Filtration
  • Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI)
  • Ozone Generation
  • Thermodynamic Sterilization (TSS)
  • Indoor Air Purification Innovations
  • Indoor Air Purification-Technology Roadmap
4. Opportunity Evaluation
  • Indoor Air Purification: Demand Side Analysis, Global, 2016-2020
  • Scenario Modeling and Emerging Opportunities
  • Indoor Air Purification: Emerging Opportunities in Application Markets, Global, 2016-2020
  • Analyst Insights
  • Legal Disclaimer
5. Appendix
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- American Asthma Foundation
- World Health Organization
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