Air Sampler Market Outlook
The global air sampler market was valued at USD 299.6 Million in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 575.0 Million in 2030, expanding at a CAGR of 7.5% during the forecast period. Air samplers are used for microbiological testing of the air during indoor microbiological contamination.
The basic components of an air sampler are a valve to calibrate the airflow, a flowmeter, a pump to move air through the system, an inlet, a filter to screen out larger particles, and a collector where the sample is deposited. Industries do air sampling to keep track of their employees' exposure to airborne pollutants. The data on air quality provided by air sampling machines allows industrial or other potentially high-exposure companies to make corrective actions and prioritize the health of their employees.
Inflation has hampered operations in the air sampler market. Supply chain disruptions have raised the prices of the product. Natural disasters, labor shortages, and restrictions on production-related inputs are a few examples of these disruptions. The increasing cost of freight for air sampler manufacturers also affects the air sampler market.
Interest rates are a reflection of the rate of return on investments made inside a nation's financial system. A nation's currency has a higher value when interest rates are higher. The rising cost of manufacturing air samplers is attributed to the low availability and high cost of raw materials, as well as the high cost of transportation, logistics, and freight.
Air Sampler Market Dynamics
Market Driver-Growing demand for air samplers in various industries to achieve a hygienic environment
Growing demand for air samplers in various industries to achieve a hygienic environment is projected to boost the market during the forecast period. The need for air samplers to monitor air quality and take preventive measures is being driven by growing concerns about indoor air quality in air-controlled environments such as homes, offices, food processing facilities, and pharmaceutical manufacturing areas.
Furthermore, unhealthy conditions such as asthma, allergies, or sick building syndromes can result from decreased indoor air quality. Moreover, controlling the air's microbiological composition is crucial for every industry. Particulate matter, gases, and noise are common examples of ambient air pollution factors that are brought on by numerous industrial activities.
In such cases, an air sampler can be used to measure these factors, ensuring real-time data and automating pollution control machinery operations to fulfill legal requirements. For instance, the food & beverage industry in the US includes over 1,300 facilities and employs 112,000 people to prepare fruits and vegetables. In such cases, the air must be clean before coming into contact with or staying out of contact with food products.
It is the manufacturer's responsibility to be aware of the guidelines or requirements of the air utilized to prevent product contamination. These pollutants in the pressured air are measured by the air samplers. A compressed air contaminant is a component of the air that causes injury or worsens the state of the product. Physical, chemical, or biological risks can be the origins of contamination in locations where compressed air is used in food preparation. Thus, all of these factors are expected to increase the demand for air samplers across sectors.
Market Driver- Government initiatives toward controlling air contamination
Government initiatives toward controlling air contamination are expected to fuel the market in the coming years. Several industries have adopted the use of air samplers to create the necessary conditions for the manufacturing of their products to effectively increase productivity. Furthermore, market growth is also being aided by government intervention, such as modifying legislation to encourage food and medical hygiene.
On the other hand, the food and beverage industry is growing and is dependent on active air quality monitoring. The study and management of biological, chemical, and physical risks from the production, acquisition, and handling of raw materials to the manufacture, distribution, and consumption of the finished product are how food safety is addressed in the United States.
For example, the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) frequently mandate and regulates food production safety. Additionally, integrated air quality programs have been developed and funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to provide the research to support regulatory authorities in creating and implementing suitable permit options for agricultural producers under the Clean Air Act.
Market Restraint-Shortcomings of air sampling hindering the market growth
The shortcoming of air sampling is expected to hamper the market in the coming years. For example, diffuse sampling cannot be used to sample aerosols and particulates since particles do not follow the same laws of diffusion as gases and vapors. However, there aren't many verified government sampling methods available.
Furthermore, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) only has toluene (Method 4000) and nitrogen dioxide as certified techniques using diffusive samplers. Diffusive samplers, in contrast to active sorbent tube samplers, have an uptake rate that is fixed by design. When concentrations are high, an uptake rate that is too high can result in overloading, and when concentrations are low, an uptake rate that is too low might not collect enough material for analysis.
Moreover, the diffusive air sampler’s inability to gather tiny particles is one of the disadvantages. This air sampling technique would not be suitable for ISO Class 1 and ISO Class 6 cleanrooms. However, it is effective in gathering particles bigger than.5 microns. Additionally, due to the poor particle diffusion to the adsorption medium, it is also difficult to quantify non-volatile species using a passive sampler. Therefore, a sensitive, trustworthy, affordable, and user-friendly passive sampler is required for the species that are largely distributed in the particle phase.
Market Opportunity- Technological advancements in air sampling
Ongoing technological advancement in air sampling is anticipated to offer a lucrative opportunity for the market in the coming years. Bacteria, fungi, and viruses are microorganisms that can lead to illnesses in healthcare facilities and product spoiling in both pharmaceutical and food settings. Since environmental sources are the origin of these microorganisms, environmental monitoring techniques should include measures to lower the prevalence of these species.
Therefore, it is feasible to assess the degree of microbial contamination in the environment using air sampling. Active sampling and passive monitoring are the two key methods for monitoring the microbial population in the air. Due to recent developments, Orum International (an Italian company that specializes in microbiological air monitoring) has introduced models with two (TRIO.BAS DUO) and three (TRIO.BAS TRIO) sampling heads, enabling the creation of more complex sample plans with a minimum amount of user involvement.
A two-sampling head unit has the advantage of allowing the use of two different culture mediums at one time, such as Tryptone Soya Agar for the total aerobic bacterial count and Sabouraud Dextrose Agar (SDA) for counting yeasts and molds. Additionally, as multi-head systems require less user involvement, many plates can be tested at once with a lower risk of microbial contamination occurring during setup as opposed to in the test environment.
On the other hand, The Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell, Health Physics and Medical Division, has been actively pursuing a program of research and development in the area of air-sampling technologies for many years. The initiative has significantly influenced sample media development, equipment design, ambient airborne pollution characterization, and the interpretation of air-sampling results in terms of individual exposure.
Scope of Air Sampler Market Report
The report on the global air sampler market includes an assessment of the market, trends, segments, and regional markets. Overview and dynamics have also been included in the report.
Air Sampler Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Volume, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast
Type (Portable Air Sampler, Desktop Air Sampler), Application (Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, Chemical, and Others)
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa
Company Share, Market Analysis and Size, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends, and Revenue Forecast
Key Players Covered
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Sartorius AG, IUL SA, SARSTEDT AG & Co. KG, MBV AG, Climet Instruments Company, Remediation Equipment Inc., Cantium Scientific Limited, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., Cherwell Laboratories, BERTIN TECHNOLOGIES, HI-Q Environmental Products Company (HI-Q), Ecotech (AECOM), Particle Measuring Systems (Spectris), Spectrex Corporation
Air Sampler Market Segmental Outlook
The global air sampler market is segmented on the basis of type, application, and region.
Based on applications, the global air sampler market is categorized into pharmaceutical, food & beverage, chemical, and others. The pharmaceutical segment is anticipated to hold a substantial share of the global market. The growth of the market is attributed to the growing implementation of government regulations that support effective air quality monitoring in pharmaceutical plant areas.
Based on type, the global air sampler market is divided into portable air sampler and desktop air sampler. The portable air sampler is projected to account for a significant share of the market in 2021. The growth of the market is attributed to the ease of handling and ease to move the device. Furthermore, the device is lightweight and transportable along with it reduces the transfer of live contaminants.
Air Sampler Market Regional Outlook
Based on regions, the air sampler market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific is expected to hold a significant share of the global market in 2021, owing to the rising investments in the pharmaceutical industry and as well as large-scale industrialization in the food and beverages sector in emerging countries such as India and China.
Key Benefits for Industry Participants & Stakeholders
- In-depth Analysis of the global Air Sampler market
- Historical, Current and Projected Market Size in terms of Value and Volume
- Potential & Niche Segments and Regions Exhibiting Promising Growth Covered
- Industry Drivers, Restraints and Opportunities Covered in the Study
- Recent Industry Trends and Developments
- Competitive Landscape & Strategies of Key Players
- Neutral Perspective on Global Air Sampler Market Performance
- Portable Air Sampler
- Desktop Air Sampler
- Food & Beverage
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
Key Market Players Profiled in the Report
- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
- Sartorius AG
- IUL SA
- SARSTEDT AG & Co. KG
- MBV AG
- Climet Instruments Company
- Remediation Equipment Inc.
- Cantium Scientific Limited
- Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
- Cherwell Laboratories
- BERTIN TECHNOLOGIES
- HI-Q Environmental Products Company (HI-Q)
- Ecotech (AECOM)
- Particle Measuring Systems (Spectris)
- Spectrex Corporation
- Top players in the market include Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Sartorius AG, IUL SA, SARSTEDT AG & Co. KG, MBV AG, Climet Instruments Company, Remediation Equipment Inc., Cantium Scientific Limited, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., Cherwell Laboratories, BERTIN TECHNOLOGIES, HI-Q Environmental Products Company (HI-Q), Ecotech (AECOM), Particle Measuring Systems (Spectris), Spectrex Corporation
- These companies are considered key manufacturers of the Air Sampler market based on their revenue, product offerings, regional presence, and supply chain management system.
- The players are adopting key strategies such as acquisition, collaborations, and geographical expansion which the potential opportunity for the Air Sampler market.