Stringent environmental regulations to reduce air pollution is one of the major drivers for the environmental sensor market. The technological advancements in IOT and cloud-based services and growing adoption of environmental sensors in products such as consumer devices, HVAC, and air purifiers are driving the growth of market. Moreover, growing adoption of environmental sensors in consumer electronics and government and public utility verticals will drive the demand for this technology in the near future.
The global environmental sensor market is estimated to grow from USD 1.5 billion in 2021 to USD 2.7 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 10.3%.
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Historically, environmental sensors were used to detect gases, monitor humidity, and barometric pressure. Nowadays, due to the increasing need for sensor information, there is a growing demand for nanotechnology-based environmental monitoring products. By combining traditional environmental sensors with integrated sensors that are used in various consumer applications such as building automation and HVAC, designers can develop smart systems that enable machines to interact with each other and the world around them and can provide actionable environment data. Information from various types of sensors is combined to measure the environmental parameters surrounding these devices. For example, sensor-on-chip plays a significant role in wearables, wherein several sensors are combined to measure various environmental parameters on a single device.
Specifications of environmental sensors change with applications and technology being used. For instance, consumer electronics applications have stringent requirements regarding the size and power consumption of environmental sensors. In such cases, integrating several types of sensors with consumer applications, such as smartphones, becomes very difficult. Also, with the change in the industry or vertical, the specification of the sensor varies accordingly. For instance, gas sensing parameters in the automotive industry differ from those in the oil & gas industry; therefore, the performance requirements of gas sensors become critical in advanced applications.
A key part of monitoring, and a key challenge, is measuring variables over an extended period of time. Continuous monitoring is important because data gaps reduce the ability to assess the full scope of variability in environmental resources.Also infrequent but significant events are often crucial to the status of environmental resources. Hence long term monitoring becomes a crucial part. But this continuous monitoring and operating of sensors can reduce the efficiency and performance thereby shortening their life span.