Sensors, Actuators, and Haptics Report

Environmental Gas Sensors 2017-2027

Technologies, manufacturers, forecasts

The environmental gas sensor market will be worth over $3 billion by 2027
 
Over 90% of the world's population live in areas that exceed World Health Organization limits on air pollution. Air pollution in the United States costs more than $200 billion annually in lost work days and hospital costs and could develop into a health and climate crisis reminiscent of those seen in China and India, a study by a global policy forum has found. The growing awareness of air pollution will be driving the demand for gas sensors.
 
Gas sensors have traditionally been limited to industrial leak detection and household carbon monoxide alarms, but a new wave of miniaturization and cost reduction in the chemical gas sensor industry is enabling a new environmental monitoring ecosystem, which IDTechEx analysts estimate will be worth $361 million in 2017, $2.4 billion in 2022 and over $3 billion in 2027.
 
Gas sensors offer many advantages over traditional reference equipment and environmental modelling techniques, in addition to direct measurement of a pollutant, sensors are far more mobile, enabling greater spatial coverage of an area, the low cost, high robustness, simple interface electronics and ease of production of these sensors make them ideal candidates for commercial environmental monitoring.
 
Environmental Gas Sensor Market Value
 
 
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New manufacturing methods, able to produce low power, miniaturized sensors mean that large growth is expected in the portable sensor field, with sensors becoming integral components in mobile devices and wearable technology.
 
This report by IDTechEx covers the broad range of technologies that make up the gas sensor ecosystem. The report takes a historical look at gas sensing and assesses the new wave of miniaturization, predicting the impact it will have on consumer electronics and the future of smart cities. All the key players are profiled and the market is analysed by application and by sensing technology .
 
The report contains analysis and forecasts across six market segments, these are:
 
Mobile Devices - Covering cell phones, tablets and cases for such devices
Wearables - Covering smart watches, fitbands, wearable monitors, bags and jewellery.
Indoor Air Quality - Covering indoor air quality monitors, HVAC systems, smart windows and the integration of such devices into a single IoT ecosystem.
Air Purifiers - Detailing the growing air purifier market.
Automotive - Covering air quality monitors in automobiles to control HVAC systems and measure air quality inside and outside a vehicle.
Smart City - Covering a full array of smart city programs, including fixed and mobile networks public and crowdsourced databases and deployment of sensors onto automobiles, bikes, drones, buses, trains and lamp posts.
 
The report contains a comprehensive list of over 25 companies currently developing low-cost environmental gas sensors as well as 10-year forecasts across all six market segments, detailing revenues and volumes across multiple sensing technologies.
 
IDTechEx has built a comprehensive picture of environmental gas sensors. The report contains company profiles of the largest, most innovative and disruptive companies in the industry. All profiles are generated from interview-based primary research with key staff from the relevant company, and are compiled alongside our other research to give maximum insight into the industry. In our end user interviews, we summarise the future direction in some of the world's largest companies, outlining their vision for how sensors will play a key role in the future of pollutant monitoring, and what they feel is needed from parallel industries to drive further growth.
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Table of Contents
1.EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1.1.New technology is unlocking the market
1.2.Six major market segments
1.3.Key players in each sensor type
1.4.Trends by market segment
1.5.Trends by detection principles
2.INTRODUCTION
2.1.The global challenge of air pollution
2.2.Effects of outdoor air pollution
2.3.Indoor Air Pollution is also an issue
2.4.The Seven Most Common Atmospheric Pollutants
2.5.International Air Quality Standards
2.6.Need For Environmental Monitoring
2.7.Types of Environmental Sampling
2.8.Potential Uses For Low Cost Air Quality Monitors
3.TECHNOLOGIES FOR POLLUTION SENSING
3.1.Current Pollution Monitoring Instruments Are Costly
3.2.Gas sensors offer an alternative
3.3.Sensor Industry
3.4.History Of Chemical Sensors
3.5.Concentrations Of Detectable Atmospheric Pollutants
3.6.Environmental Sensing In Industrial Facilities
3.7.Five Common Detection Principles for Sensors
3.8.Introduction To Pellistor Gas Sensors
3.9.Introduction To Infrared Gas Sensors
3.10.Introduction To Metal Oxide (MOS) Gas Sensors
3.11.Introduction To Electrochemical Gas Sensors
3.12.Introduction To Optical Particle Detection
3.13.Transition To New Manufacturing Methods
3.14.Current Research In Gas Sensors: Carbon Nanotubes
3.15.Current Research in Gas Sensors: Graphene
3.16.Current Research In Gas Sensors: Zeolites
3.17.Energy Harvesting Technologies For Gas Sensors
3.18.Sensors In Comparison With Traditional Monitoring Equipment
3.19.Limitations of gas sensing devices
4.MINIATURIZATION OF GAS SENSORS
4.1.Miniaturized Sensors: A Tipping Point In The Market
4.2.Sensor Fabrication Using MEMS manufacturing
4.3.Flat Electrochemical Sensors
4.4.Comparison Between Classic And Miniaturised Sensors
4.5.Miniaturisation Of Pellistor Gas Sensors
4.6.Miniaturisation Of Infrared Gas Sensor
4.7.Miniaturisation Of Electrochemical Gas Sensors
4.8.Miniaturisation Of MOS Gas Sensors
4.9.Comparison Of Miniaturised Sensor Technology
5.COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL SENSOR MARKET
5.1.The Gas Sensor Value Chain
5.2.List Of Gas Sensor Manufacturers
5.3.Recent Acquisitions In The Gas Sensor Industry
5.4.Sensor Manufacturer Business Models
5.5.Porters' Five Force Analysis Of Industry
5.6.Quality Assurance for Environmental Monitoring Equipment
5.7.SWOT analysis of 10 manufacturers
5.8.Future Challenges For Sensor Manufacturers
6.SENSORS IN MOBILE DEVICES
6.1.The Mobile Device Industry
6.2.Suitable Detection Principles For Mobile Devices
6.3.Consumer interface for gas sensing data
6.4.Challenges For Sensor Integration Into Smartphones
6.5.Future Market Opportunities In The Mobile Device Sector
7.SENSORS IN WEARABLES
7.1.The Wearable Technology Industry
7.2.Sensor Integration In Wrist Wear
7.3.Technology Requirements Of Wearable Sensors
7.4.Wearable Sensors As Part Of Modular Wrist Straps
7.5.Environmental Sensor Integration In Fashion Accessories
7.6.Future Opportunities For Wearable Sensors
8.SENSORS TO MEASURE INDOOR AIR QUALITY
8.1.Indoor Air Quality
8.2.Sources of Indoor Air Pollutants
8.3.Effects Of CO2 Exposure On Decision Making
8.4.Home And Office Monitoring: A Connected Environment
8.5.Current Smart Home Monitoring Vendors
8.6.Sensors To Direct HVAC Systems
8.7.HVAC systems in buildings
8.8.Future Opportunities For IAQ Monitoring
8.9.Challenges For Indoor Air Quality Measurement
9.SENSORS IN AIR PURIFIERS
9.1.The Global Air Purifier Market
9.2.Methods Of Air Purification
9.3.Suitable Miniaturised Detection Principles For Air Purifiers
9.4.Challenges In Indoor Air Quality Monitoring
10.SENSORS IN AUTOMOBILES
10.1.Automobile Pollution: A Global Epidemic
10.2.Air Quality Sensors Safeguarding Passengers
10.3.Car mounted sensors monitoring air pollution in Mexico City
10.4.Challenges For Automobile Gas Sensing
10.5.Future Opportunities For Automobile Gas Sensors
11.SENSORS IN SMART CITIES
11.1.Introduction to Smart Cities
11.2.Fixed Vs Mobile Sensing Networks
11.3.Personal Vs Private Networks
11.4.Current City Wide Pollution Monitoring Programmes
11.5.Current Smart City Air Monitoring Projects
11.6.Calculated Air Quality Measurements
11.7.Transport Based Sensing Of Environmental Pollutants
11.8.Airborne Pollution Sensing
11.9.Mobile Monitoring: Sensors on Bicycles
11.10.Traffic Monitoring With Gas Sensors
11.11.Array of Things Project - Chicago
11.12.Anatomy of an Outdoor Sensor Node
11.13.Challenges for smart city monitoring
11.14.Future Opportunities For Environmental Sensors In Smart Cities
12.OTHER APPLICATIONS
12.1.Handheld Environmental Monitors
12.2.Aircasting
13.MARKET FORECASTS
13.1.Forecast Details And Assumptions
13.2.Breakdown by Market
13.3.Market Forecast: Shipment
13.4.Market Forecast: Revenues
13.5.Shipment forecast by Detection Principle
13.6.Revenue Forecast by Detection Principle
13.7.Sensors in Mobile Devices, by Volume
13.8.Sensors in Mobile Devices, by Revenue
13.9.Sensors in Wearables, by Volume
13.10.Sensors in Wearables, by Revenue
13.11.Sensors in Indoor Air Monitors by Volume
13.12.Sensors in Indoor Air Monitors by Revenue
13.13.Sensors in Air purifiers by Volume
13.14.Sensors in Air purifiers by Revenue
13.15.Smart City Sensors by Volume
13.16.Smart City Sensors by Revenue
13.17.Automotive sensors by Volume
13.18.Automotive sensors by Revenue
13.19.Other applications, by volume
13.20.Other application, by Revenue
13.21.Conclusions
14.COMPANY PROFILES

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-Forecasts to2027
-Last updateJun 2017
 

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