Gas phase filtration market is predicted to
proliferate during the forecast period 2024-2028F owing to rising awareness
toward the impact of both indoor and outdoor air quality, increasing carbon
emission among others. Gas phase filtration is the process of removing
dangerous, bothersome, and hazardous gases from the air at workplace. This is
true of the air entering plant, which carries both outside pollution and toxins
produced by inside activities. The term "gas phase filtration"
describes a technique for cleaning the air around the filter. These filters,
which are formed of sodium permanganates or activated carbon and are regarded
as the most popular filters among customers, are known to include filter
material. These come in the form of pellets and must be promptly replaced once
they have absorbed all the impurities.
Due to the industry's growing demand as a result of
quick industrialization and rising industrial waste, the global market for gas
phase filtration is predicted to experience significant expansion. The
global gas phase filtration market is being driven by an increase in
product demand-driven on by increased consumer awareness of the negative
effects of poor air quality on human health and a growing focus on the
filtration of corrosive, toxic, and odour-producing gases in various
sectors. Additionally, the adoption of the system by companies and commercial
settings, including computer clean rooms, data centres, museums, and libraries,
as well as the surge in acceptance of these filters as air quality tests in
several industries stimulate the growth of the gas phase filtration market. The
main factors propelling the gas phase filtration market are the utilization of
the filtration system in various industries such as chemical, oil and gas,
wastewater and sewage treatment for effective clean indoor air of chemicals,
odor, and other intangible materials. Gas phase filtration uses specialized
filter media and chemical substrate to remove gaseous pollutants from the air.
The growth of the gas phase filtration market is accelerated by the
implementation of strict environmental regulations, the adoption of the system
by business and commercial environments, including computer clean rooms, data
centres, museums, and libraries, and the rise in the acceptance of these
filters as air quality checks in various industries. The desire for clean air,
favorable government laws, increased attention to filtration of corrosive,
poisonous, and odor-producing gases in industry, and knowledge of the negative
effects of poor indoor and outdoor air quality on human health are factors
influencing the market for gas phase filtration. Additionally, the market for
gas phase filtration benefits from rising urbanization, population expansion, a
rise in air pollution, adoption of modern technology, and a boom in investment.
Furthermore, players in the gas phase filtration market are expected to benefit
from global industrialization and the continued expansion of regulations aimed
at reducing CO2 emissions during the forecast period of 2021 to 2028.
Environment concerns leading to more stringent
regulations for clean air and water
In response to growing environmental pollution and
global warming, governments have put in place strict laws. Asthma and other
respiratory conditions can be made worse or even develop when people are
exposed to nitrogen oxide and sulphur dioxide in excess. The two chemicals also
contribute to the formation of acid rain, which damages the ecosystem by
reducing the atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2), sulphur
oxides, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter. The globe is introducing
regulations governing automotive emissions. Gas phase filters have the ability
to clean the air of volatile organic carbons and gaseous pollutants. The market
for filters is also being driven by the need for cleaner energy. Moreover,
governments adopting strict regulations for the emission of gases into the
environment and encouraging the use of filtration equipment in both industries
and households, along with growing concerns about environmental pollution and
its harmful effects on human health, are also driving the market's expansion.
- According to Auto Express, the Euro 6 emissions
standard go into effect in mass-produced petrol and diesel automobiles in
November 2021. It aimed to reduce the amount of toxic exhaust
emissions produced by cars and vans.
- The United States Pharmacopeial Convention
required frequent particle monitoring and measurements in January 2022 to
ensure that regions with the highest potential for risk meet air quality
criteria. Compound sterile preparations (CSPs) that have been tainted or
improperly prepared are prohibited under USP 797.
- The United States Pharmacopeial 797 specifies
guidelines to protect patients from harm caused by contaminated or
incorrectly manufactured compounded sterile preparations (CSPs),
Increasing awareness toward the impact of both indoor
and outdoor air quality
To maintain human activities and support population
growth and the economy's rapid development, a vast amount of resources, including
food, water, and power, are needed in society. As a result, multiple pollutants
were founded. Air pollution is one of the numerous pollution issues that have
prompted major concerns around the world. Also, human health can be harmed by
the toxins and chemicals in polluted air. To prevent these health issues,
people are becoming more conscious of the significance of both indoor and
outdoor air quality.
- In May 2021, the National Library of Medicine
released a report on outdoor air quality awareness, perceptions, and
behavior among US children aged 12-17 Years. According to the study's
results, people are becoming gradually more aware of air quality.
- Increasing awareness of air quality problems is
crucial for keeping a sustainable lifestyle at the forefront of people's
minds. It also offers an opportunity to educate and motivate people to
support the preservation of the environment. Education is a crucial
instrument for implementing change.
Thus, increasing awareness about the impact of indoor
and outdoor air quality among people is expected to drive the growth of the
global gas phase filtration market in the coming years.
Shifting inclination toward air quality trends
Lung cancer, heart disease, stroke, and acute and
chronic respiratory conditions, including asthma, are all risks that can be
decreased by clean air. Heart and respiratory health are improved both in the
long and short term by lower air pollution levels. Trends in air quality show
that people are becoming increasingly conscious of the need for clean air.
In 2020, the implementation of lockdown norms due to
the outbreak of COVID-19 resulted in better air quality on a global scale. As a
result, people became more aware of trends in air quality attributable to the
benefit of better air quality during lockdown.
- In June 2022, the US Environmental Protection
Agency published a study titled "National Air Quality: Status and
Trends of Key Air Pollutants." It stated that air pollution emissions
still have a big impact on air quality.
Challenges: Fluctuating Prices of Raw Materials
The high cost of R&D, development, and
manufacturing accounts for the high price of filtering goods. Customers'
choices are impacted by the rising cost burden when they select alternatives to
air filtering owing to financial constraints. Manufacturers find it difficult
to balance their expenditures for R&D, manufacturing, investments, and
other expenses due to the high pricing. Additionally, the supply-chain
disruptions caused by the Russia-Ukraine war has resulted in high pricing of
raw materials, thereby challenging the growth of the market. Thus, the high
cost of raw materials is expected to hamper the growth of the global gas
phase filtration market in the coming years.
- In December 2021, Camfil announced plans to start
a new manufacturing facility in Texas. The new facility will produce a
full range of air filtration products.
- In April 2021, American Air Filter, Company. Inc.
launched AstroPure, a portable air filtration system. AstroPure cleans the
air by boosting air recirculation rates within a specific area each time
the air is sent through the 2-stage sophisticated filtering system.
- In December 2021, Freudenberg Performance
Materials increased its prices for non-woven performance materials for
filtration applications. The prices are increased of filtration
applications by double-digit depending on product types.
- In April 2020, Universal Air Filter (UAF)
announced a price hike for customers in all categories. Prices of most UAF
products hiked globally between 11% and 15%, depending on the complexity
and product specifications.