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Environmental sensing and monitoring technologies global markets

  1. 1. Environmental Sensing and Monitoring Technologies: Global MarketsPublished:October 2011No.Of Pages:257Price:US $ 4850INTRODUCTIONPRINCIPAL TRENDSThere are two principal trends of note in the environmental sensing and monitoringbusiness. The first is the technological revolution in the design and engineering of individualsensors and sensor components. The trend in terms of individual sensors is towardminiaturization. Making sensors smaller lowers material costs and energy requirements andmakes large distributed networks possible.Indeed, the second principal trend is the development of environmental sensor andmonitoring networks themselves. There is an explosion in the number, extent, and capacityof these networks, so much so that this report can only provide a sampling. At thegovernmental level alone, annual expenditures on maintenance and operation of thesenetworks is nearly $500 million just in the U.S.Sensor networks allow distributed sensing capacity, real-time data visualization andanalysis, and integration with adjacent networks and remote sensing data streams.Underpinning the development of networks is the miniaturization of electronics, theavailability of massive data storage and computational capacity, and the Internet. As thisreport documents, environmental sensor networks have been firmly established, and largenew networks are actively in development. New projects range from those that arecontinental in scope to those that only monitor local conditions. The range of variablesmeasured includes daily CO2 fluxes to decadal shifts in temperatures. Sensor systems canmonitor physical and biological activity, as well as measure groundwater fluxes and nutrientdynamics.LARGE GLOBAL OPPORTUNITYThe global environmental remediation and monitoring business is huge. In the U.S. marketalone, some $250 billion of economic output stems from all pollution control and monitoringactivities each year. Among the faster-growing segments of this clean-up business are themarkets for sophisticated sensors; monitoring equipment; and large-scale networks, suchas satellite, GPS, and remote sensing; associated networking equipment and ancillaries; anda large slate of new technologies. Globally, the markets for environmental sensors and therelated sub-segments (e.g., monitoring, networks, remote sensing) account forapproximately $13 billion of economic activity at present, with a projected average annualgrowth of 5.4% through 2016.The purpose of this report is to measure and forecast the demand for sensor equipment,systems, and networks that are sold for terrestrial, oceanic, and atmospheric environmental
  2. 2. sensing. The report defines markets for sensors and/or sensor systems (e.g., monitoringnetworks), and then separately defines markets for the advanced materials and advancedsensor concepts that represent markets of the future. In regard to cutting edgedevelopments, nanotechnology, for which considerable EPA and NSF research dollars havebeen expended, is covered. Nanotechnology-based chemical sensors can provide high-sensitivity, low-power, and low-cost portable tools for in situ chemical analysis in space andterrestrial applications. An additional purpose of this report is to assess the needs of long-term environmental monitoring applications and to summarize the capabilities of emergingsensor technologies.Environmental sensors come in literally thousands of forms and types based on a widerange of physical and chemical principles with varying types of usable outputs. Typicalcontaminants monitored are metals, volatile organic compounds, biological contaminants,and radioisotopes. The field applications of sensors are also extremely varied. Among thekey trends in the environmental sensors business is miniaturization down to the nano scale,continuous and/or real-time sensing capabilities, wireless networked operation, rapidprocessing, and increased sensitivity or flexibility. Areas of environmental focus includevehicular emissions, combustion of fossil fuels, agricultural runoff, industrial and mine wastedisposal, ocean spills and dumping, and climate change and weather monitoring.Environmental sensors and monitoring technologies have not only become a substantialhigh-technology business, but future growth is almost pre-ordained due to the fact thatglobal economies must manage their environmental impact or eventually destroythemselves. At the same time that environmental clean-up is more or less forced onto thepolicy-making agenda, technology revolutions in nanotechnology, semiconductors (e.g., lab-on-a-chip), and communications are facilitating sensor product development andimplementation.SCOPE OF STUDYThis BCC study focuses on key environmental sensor technologies and applications. It alsoprovides data regarding the size and growth of numerous sensor markets, company profiles,and industry trends. Cutting edge developments, research priorities, and potential businessopportunities are also examined.This report covers:* The environmental sensor industry and its structure, and the many companies involved inproviding these products* Emerging growth areas, such as large-scale monitoring networks.* Development stage companies in which the most innovative technologies are originating* Markets for environmental sensors, including passive, active, electromechanical, andsemiconductors* Sensor applications in temperature sensing, moisture detection, and biological andchemical detection* Company profiles, including overseas manufacturers* Patent activity
  3. 3. INTENDED AUDIENCEWith its broad scope and in-depth analyses, this study will prove to be a valuable resourcefor anyone involved with or interested in environmental sensors. It will be particularly usefulfor researchers; laboratory and government personnel working in research or companysettings; and business professionals, such as marketing managers, strategic planners,forecasters, and new product and business developers who are involved with most aspectsof the sensors industry. It also will be of value to potential investors and members of thegeneral public who are interested in acquiring a business-oriented view of the use of sensorsin environmental monitoring. The projections, forecasts, and trend analyses found in thisreport provide readers with the necessary data and information for decision making.METHODOLOGYBoth primary and secondary research methodologies were used in the preparation of thisstudy. The research methodology was both quantitative and qualitative in nature. Marketdata was derived from trade sources, self-reported data by companies, and governmentstatistics covering the pollution control markets and the sensor and instrumentationmarkets. The most recent academic literature on environmental sensors was reviewed.Other key market information sources include sensor magazines and journals, books, tradeliterature, marketing literature, product and promotional literature, annual reports, securityanalyst reports, and government publications. A patent search and analysis was conducted.INFORMATION SOURCESAs is the case with most high-technology industries and economic sectors, data resourcesanalyzing sensor technologies have become vast. There are numerous referred journalsdevoted solely to sensor technology, not to mention environmental journals that report onlarger systems issues or strategic and economic issues in environmental management. Datasources employed include government economic and output data; press releases oncompany websites that include application news, company news, marketing news, andproduct news; brochures; product literature; sensor magazines; technical journals;technical books; marketing literature; promotional literature; annual reports; securityanalyst reports; and other sensor business digest publications. An extensive patent analysiswas conducted to gauge technological innovation and to determine research activity as itapplies to new product development.ANALYST’S CREDENTIALSResearch analyst Kevin Gainer is the former Managing Editor of the BCC journal ENERGY. Heholds both B.A. and M.A. degrees in Quantitative Economic Analysis, a well as a minor inEnvironmental Science, and has 25 years of economics and market research experience,including 9 years as an energy analyst at the American Electric Power Corporation. He is theauthor of five published books, as well as dozens of technical papers, analyses, and studiespublished in conference proceedings and many unpublished within corporations. He hasworked as a research editor at BCC Research since 1995 and has authored many BCCtechnology market research reports.
  4. 4. Table Of ContentsChapter- 1: INTRODUCTION - ComplimentaryPRINCIPAL TRENDSLARGE GLOBAL OPPORTUNITYSCOPE OF STUDYINTENDED AUDIENCEMETHODOLOGYINFORMATION SOURCESANALYST’S CREDENTIALSRELATED BCC PUBLICATIONSBCC ONLINE SERVICESDISCLAIMERChapter- 2: SUMMARYMAJOR FINDINGSKEY FINDINGS OF THIS STUDYTable : GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL SENSOR AND MONITORING BUSINESS BY MARKETCATEGORY, THROUGH 2016Figure : GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL SENSOR AND MONITORING BUSINESS BY MARKETCATEGORY, 2009–2016Chapter- 3: OVERVIEWTOTAL SENSORS BUSINESSOVERALL ENVIRONMENT MARKET CONTEXTSENSOR MARKET CLASSIFICATIONENVIRONMENTAL PRESSURES AS THE KEY DRIVING-FORCE VARIABLE UNDERPINNING THEGROWTH OF THE SENSORS BUSINESSOTHER KEY MARKET TRENDSChapter- 4: REGULATORY DRIVERSOVERVIEWGOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING SPENDING TRENDSEPA ENVIRONMENTAL STRICTURESAIR MONITORINGChapter- 5: ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORKSMARKET OVERVIEWTYPES OF ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORKSNATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL BIO-SURVEILLANCELARGE ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING NETWORKSNTT DOCOMO, INC ENVIRONMENTAL SENSOR NETWORK BUSINESSSIEMENS CORPORATE TECHNOLOGY URBAN FLOOD PROJECTAGRICULTURE SENSOR NETWORK APPLICATIONSCITIZEN SCIENTISTS’ NETWORKSDYNAMIC LARGE-SCALE SENSOR NETWORKS
  5. 5. OTHER SENSOR NETWORKING INITIATIVESChapter- 6: CATEGORIES OF ENVIRONMENTAL SENSORSOVERVIEWANALOG VERSUS DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTAL SENSORSTYPES OF ENVIRONMENTAL SENSINGTable 8 : ENVIRONMENTAL SENSING TYPES AND COMPANIES INVOLVED, 2010Chapter- 7: MARKET SEGMENTS IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL SENSOR BUSINESSOVERVIEWSENSORS BY MODALITYDISCUSSION OF PRINCIPAL TYPESLASER-INDUCED FLUORESCENCEMARKET SALES BY TYPETable 11 : GLOBAL SALES OF ENVIRONMENTAL SENSORS BY TYPE WITHIN MARKETCATEGORIES, THROUGH 2016Chapter- 8: INTERNATIONAL MARKETSOVERVIEWU.S. EXPORT POSITIONSOUTH KOREAN SENSOR INDUSTRYTAIWAN’S WIRELESS SENSORS MARKET FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING ANDCONTROLCHINA’S MARKET FOR SENSORS AND MONITORING INSTRUMENTSCANADA’S ENVIRONMENTAL INDUSTRYBELGIAN MARKET FOR AIR POLLUTION SENSORS AND MONITORING SYSTEMSChapter- 9: OTHER LARGE SEGMENTS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL SENSING ANDMONITORING BUSINESSOVERVIEWGLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEMS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORINGRADON MONITORING AND TESTING MARKETENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS OF REMOTE SENSINGPRINCIPAL ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS OF REMOTE SENSING DATASENSING SYSTEMS BASED ON LARGE-SCALE RADAR SYSTEMSSPACECRAFT AND THE GRAVITY RECOVERY AND CLIMATE EXPERIMENTMARKET DEMANDGOVERNMENT INITIATIVES RELEVANT TO REMOTE SENSINGR&D FOCUSTable 23 : PRINCIPLE ADVANCES EXPECTED IN ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING ASPECTSOF REMOTE SENSING, 2011–2016Table 24 : TOP FORECASTED ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING APPLICATIONS FOR REMOTESENSINGChapter- 10: TECHNOLOGY AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
  6. 6. OVERVIEWMAJOR TRENDSCYBERINFRASTRUCTURENANOTECHNOLOGYCURRENTLY FUNDED SENSOR R&D AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTNOTABLE PRODUCT AND TECHNOLOGY FOCUSESChapter- 11: ENVIRONMENTAL SENSORS AND NANOTECHNOLOGYOVERVIEWENVIRONMENTAL NANOSENSOR MARKET PROSPECTSNANOWIRESPRINCIPAL NANOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INITIATIVES INVOLVING SENSINGTECHNOLOGIES OR DEVICES FOR POLLUTANT AND MICROBIAL DETECTIONMICROFLUIDICSChapter- 12: PATENT ANALYSISSAMPLE PATENTS FROM THE U.S. PATENT DATABASEChapter- 13: COMPANY PROFILESACREO ABAGILENT TECHNOLOGIESAIRMAR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATIONAIRTEST TECHNOLOGIES, INC.ALLEGRO MICROSYSTEMSALERTEK, LLCANALOG DEVICES, INC.APPLIED GEOMECHANICS, INC.APPLIEDSENSOR, INC.BALL AEROSPACECASELLA MEASUREMENT, LTD.CHELSEA TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LTD.CIRRUS LOGIC, INC.CODAR OCEAN SENSORSCROSSBOW TECHNOLOGY, INC.CYMBET CORPORATIONCYRANO SCIENCES, INC. (A DIVISION OF SMITHS DETECTION)DOLOMITE MICROFLUIDICSDUST NETWORKS, INC.ELECTRONIC SENSOR TECHNOLOGYENDEVCOENSCOENVIROMON.NET (A DIVISION OF NETMON)EPCOS AGESI ENVIRONMENTAL SENSORS, INC.FLUID COMPONENTS, INTL.FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, INC.
  7. 7. GENEFLUIDICSGILL INSTRUMENTS, LTD.HEWLETT-PACKARDHONEYWELL SENSING AND CONTROLINFICONINFINEON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.INFOTONICS TECHNOLOGY, INC.INTEGRATED SENSING SYSTEMSINTERNATIONAL SENSOR TECHNOLOGYINTERSIL CORPORATIONIROBOTKESTREL CORPORATIONKMG2 SENSORS CORPORATIONLANDAUERLINEAR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATIONLIQUID ROBOTICS, CALIFORNIALOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORYLUMASENSE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.MATRIX SENSORS, INC.MAXBOTIX, INC.MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS, INC.MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY, INC.NEXSENS TECHNOLOGY, INC.NASA GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGYNATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATIONNEXTECH MATERIALS, LTD.NXP SEMICONDUCTORS N.V.OCEAN SENSORS, INC.OCEANA SENSOR TECHNOLOGYONSET COMPUTEROPTICAL SCIENTIFIC, INC.ORGANIZATION OF BIOLOGICAL FIELD STATIONSPACIFIC CREST CORPORATIONPALL CORPORATIONPCB PIEZOTRONICS, INC.POTOMAC PHOTONICSPRECISION MEASUREMENT ENGINEERING, INC.QUANTITECH, LTD.PACHUBERENAISSANCE COMPUTING INSTITUTERUPPRECHT AND PATASHNICK COMPANY, INC.SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIESSATLANTIC, INC.SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.SENSIRION AGSENSOR PRODUCTS, INC.SENSORS, INC.SENSORWARE SYSTEMS, INC.SENTILLASIEMENS AG
  8. 8. SIERRA MONITOR CORPORATIONSIERRA SENSORS GMBHSIONEXSTANFORD RESEARCH SYSTEMS, INC.STMICROELECTRONICSTRANZEO WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES USA, INC. (A DIVISION OF TRANZEO WIRELESS)TECHNOLOGIES, INC.TRONICS MICROSYSTEMSVAISALA, INC.VTI TECHNOLOGIESWAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENTWORLDSENSINGXENSOR INTEGRATION BVYSI, INC.ZIGBEE ALLIANCEOTHER SENSOR INDUSTRY ORGANIZATIONSList of TablesSummary Table : GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL SENSOR AND MONITORING BUSINESS BYMARKET CATEGORY, THROUGH 2016Table 1 : U.S. INDUSTRIES WITH THE LARGEST TOTAL ENVIRONMENTAL CAPITALEXPENDITURES, 2010Table 2 : U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND TESTING MARKET BY OPERATINGCOSTS EXCLUSIVE OF EQUIPMENT PURCHASES, 2010Table 3 : SENSOR CATEGORIES IN ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORINGTable 4 : DOMINANT TECHNOLOGIES DEPLOYED FOR PHYSICAL SENSINGTable 5 : NEW TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS FOR PHYSICAL SENSINGTable 6 : PROMISING BIOLOGICAL SENSOR TECHNOLOGIESTable 7 : FEDERAL SPENDING ON BIO-SURVEILLANCE NETWORKS, THROUGH 2016Table 8 : ENVIRONMENTAL SENSING TYPES AND COMPANIES INVOLVED, 2010Table 9 : SENSORS USEFUL IN ENVIRONMENTAL DETECTION AND MONITORINGTable 10 : SENSORS BY MODALITY AND RELATIVE COSTTable 11 : GLOBAL SALES OF ENVIRONMENTAL SENSORS BY TYPE WITHIN MARKETCATEGORIES, THROUGH 2016Table 12 : SENSOR MARKET IN SOUTH KOREA, 2010Table 13 : KEY SENSOR SUPPLIERS IN THE SOUTH KOREAN MARKETTable 14 : IN-DEMAND WATER QUALITY MONITORING EQUIPMENT TYPES IN DEMAND INCHINATable 15 : PRINCIPAL COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN FOR WATER MONITORING AND SENSORSIMPORTED BY CHINA IN APPROXIMATE RANK, 2008Table 16 : PRINCIPAL FIRMS ACTIVE IN SELLING WATER QUALITY MONITORINGTECHNOLOGIES IN CHINATable 17 : DISTRIBUTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL REVENUES BY PROVINCETable 18 : WATER FILTRATION AND SEWAGE EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING MONITORINGEXPENDITURES, 2008-2011Table 19 : MONITORING AND SENSOR EXPORT PROSPECTS FOR BELGIUMTable 20 : GLOBAL MARKET DEMAND FOR ENVIRONMENT-RELATED APPLICATIONS OF GPSTECHNOLOGIES, THROUGH 2016Table 21 : GLOBAL MARKET DEMAND FOR RADON TESTING AND MITIGATIONTECHNOLOGIES, THROUGH 2016
  9. 9. Table 22 : MARKET DEMAND FOR ENVIRONMENT-RELATED REMOTE SENSINGTECHNOLOGIES, THROUGH 2016Table 23 : PRINCIPLE ADVANCES EXPECTED IN ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING ASPECTSOF REMOTE SENSING, 2011–2016Table 24 : TOP FORECASTED ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING APPLICATIONS FOR REMOTESENSINGTable 25 : NEW SENSOR PRODUCT TECHNOLOGIES AND TECHNOLOGY TRENDSTable 26 : ECONOMIC ACTIVITY (PRODUCT AND R&D) ATTRIBUTABLE TO NEWENVIRONMENTAL SENSOR AND MONITORING TECHNOLOGIES, THROUGH 2016Table 27 : CURRENTLY FUNDED SENSOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS, AS OF JULY 1, 2011Table 28 : DISTRIBUTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL SENSOR PATENTS BY CATEGORY OFASSIGNEE, 2009–2011List of FiguresSummary Figure : GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL SENSOR AND MONITORING BUSINESS BYMARKET CATEGORY, 2009–2016About Us:ReportsnReports is an online library of over 100,000+ market research reports and in-depthmarket research studies & analysis of over 5000 micro markets. We provide 24/7 online andoffline support to our customers. Get in touch with us for your needs of market researchreports.Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/marketsreportsOur Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/ReportsnReports/191441427571689Contact:Mr.Priyank7557 Rambler road,Suite727,Dallas,TX75231Tel: + 1 888 391 5441E-mail: sales@reportsandreports.comhttp://www.reportsnreports.comVisit our Market Research Blog

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