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Electronic Nose Market: Information by End-User (Military and Defense, Healthcare, Food and Beverage, Waste Management (Environmental Monitoring), Other), and Region — Forecast till 2030

Market Snapshot
Study Period:
2020-2030
Base Year:
2021
Fastest Growing Market:
Europe
Largest Market:
North America
CAGR:
12 %
Key Players
Alpha MOS SA

Electronic Sensor Technology Inc

Odotech Inc

AIR SENSE Analytics GmbH

Plasmon GmbH

Aryballe Technologies SA

The global electronic nose or e-nose market size is expected to reach a valuation of USD 56 million by 2030, at a CAGR of 12% during the forecast period (2022–2030). An electronic nose or e-nose is a device used to detect an odor's specific components and analyze its chemical composition for its identification. E-nose tools are real-time tools that identify any toxic gases at a lower cost.

An electronic nose for chemical identification consists of a machine containing an array of electronic sensors and a mechanism for pattern identification, which includes a neural network. The electronic nose market is specifically beneficial for industries providing end-user goods and products, healthcare, and food and beverages.

Industries produce their components in bulk, and it is not logically possible to check each product's freshness, quality, and cleanliness. Employing a human to check all the product quality and cleanliness adds more expense to the company's budget, and it does not seem like a feasible solution. In these cases, companies look for electronic nose devices. These are cost-effective and can cover larger areas.

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Market Dynamics

Market Drivers: Introduction of Advanced Technologies to Boost Growth of Electronic Nose Market

These real-time tools have artificial sensors installed in them, which identify and test a range of parameters, which may be incorporated into an analytical apparatus used to scan the general situation or detect the leak of dangerous gases or decayed goods.

The advancement in technology can bring Artificial Intelligence into the operation of a small sensor system, creating more significant opportunities. Moreover, developers can even create devices with the generic system without creating individual designs for a single purpose. The generic devices can be further customized according to users' needs and requirements.

The technological advancements in the market of electronic nose will create broader scope for growth across the globe while utilizing less time than traditional methods. Such technological up-gradation brings more features to small electronic nose chips, like handling humidity compensation, adjusting long-term sensor-shift, a unique sensor that can detect the gas-mixture fingerprint of a particular odour, etc.

This further pushes the vendors and researchers to spend heavily on the product's development and innovations. Growth in the AI systems in electronic nose devices drives the global electronic nose market. The end-user industries prefer the use of advanced AI electronic nose devices for examining their product quality, skyrocketing the growth of the global electronic nose market.

Market Restraints: Initial Cost of Electronic Nose Being Significantly High

With the increment in artificial intelligence and neuromorphic technology, their adoption in the market of electronic nose is also growing. The number of such electronic nose devices sold by manufacturers depends on the technology used or the technology basis of the device, its application needs, and the per-unit cost. The larger the device, the higher its developmental cost, directly reflected in its initial prices. The initial costs of the electronic nose devices push back the growth of the global electronic nose market.

The initial cost of the device also gets affected by the use of injection methods, and the machines use several sensors; this adds more to the spending made on it. Therefore, manufacturers are focusing more on developing small-sized devices that can be cost-effective. This increased need for budget-friendly electronic nose devices has increased investments in more advanced manufacturing of electronic noses.

With increased investments made for research, manufacturers are addictively putting effort into generating intricate devices with lower costs. For example, a device was made by the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology. The researchers were able to design an on-chip printed, electronic nose that could ideally detect complex signals and was also cost-effective. Increased production of such devices at lower cost will upswing the global electronic nose market.

What Are Future Growth Opportunities in Global Electronic Nose Market?

Leading Companies Launching Advanced Products

Companies such as Apple, Amazon, Haier, and Ford, have enormously invested in the research and development of this technology. These companies have also filed patents, and they are expected to launch their products in the future.

Apple has filed two patents to integrate the e-nose technology into its apple watches. The patent suggests that the company is working on chemical smell sensors that can have a wide range of uses within the healthcare sector. Furthermore, one patent even suggests that the sensor could gather information about blood sugar levels by analyzing sweat particles in the air.

Haier has also been working on the technology. The company plans to use an olfactory sensor, or electronic nose, in the refrigerator's crisper drawer. It is expected to gather information regarding gas composition, or smell, in a compartment to a tablet situated on the door.

 

Impact of Covid-19 Analysis

When the world got thrown off the edge after the disease spread everywhere, it brought down the GDP of every nation and every economy. The regulations imposed by the government to prevent further widespread of the deadly disease pushed the economies backward, production was put to stop, developmental projects were delayed, and the players in the market had to halt their activities and operation. Social distancing norms imposed by the nation's government restricted the movement and working of the man force. Overall, every industry got negatively hit by the pandemic. However, the global electronic nose market had a positive overview during the pandemic. 

Covid -19 Impact On Market

During the initial lockdown period, it stopped the production and operations of the industry. Still, days as the number started rising, it brought the need for devices that could easily detect the virus in real-time. This pushed for the expansion of the global electronic nose market. 

Where the Covid-19 pandemic affected more than 123.8 million of the population during the initial months of 2020, where industries were facing a downfall, at the other end of the spectrum, it pushed demand for the electronic nose devices for the detection and testing of disease among the billion people across the globe. 

Market Recovery Timelines and its Challenges

During the pandemic, the market crashed to great heights. The market of electronic nose showed significant potential with increased demand for devices that could disclose the exposure of the covid 19 virus in people. The electronic nose device is equipped to inspect people with symptoms to give them accurate results. This allowed for the creation of newer and endless opportunities in the market of electronic-nose.

It also showed increased use of electronic nose devices to discover various bacterial and virus-driven diseases. Few companies also invested in the deployment of the products into the market that can not only detect narcotics and explosives but at the same time can also discover the presence of any bacterial or viral disease. 

In light of the production of such electronic nose devices to detect disease, the government also extensively started investing in its presentation to push the boundaries of innovation and develop more convenient and faster ways to detect viruses, leading to more innovative practices and further enhancing the scope of the global market. 

 

Segmental Insights: Electronic Nose Market

The global electronic nose market is bifurcated into military and defense, healthcare, food and beverage, waste management (environmental monitoring) and other end-user verticals.

The revenue market share of waste management and food and beverage is the largest. 

the waste management segment had a share of USD 7 million in 2021, which is expected to increase to USD 19 million by 2030. This is around three-fold the share the segment had in the year 2021. The CAGR of waste management stands at 12% during the forecast period. The electronic nose technology is fervently used for the monitoring environment, where the device can easily recognize and differentiate the different gases and odors prevailing in the background. The sensors can help analyze the parameters related to the quality, process control, and verification of the environment's air. 

Moreover, NTU scientists have developed the prototype of a device capable of detecting airborne hazards and monitoring air quality, all in real-time. This can further push the market share of electronic-nose in the waste management segment. Electric-nose could also watch exhaust fumes, which can check for combustion efficiency in an engine. 

Next to waste management, the food and beverage segment dominated the market with a revenue share of USD 6 million back in 2021. This value will likely increase three times during the forecast period to USD 19 million at a CAGR of 14% 

The food and beverage segment massively uses electric noses for quality checking of their products and the electric nose devices to determine whether any of the products lack freshness or quality. Researchers are continually investing time and energy into developing more advanced ways that can be used for the same application. This will healthily progress the demand for the electric nose in the global market. 

Although the waste management and food and beverage segment of the end-user market has the largest share, the Healthcare segment is growing with the highest CAGR of 20%. This segment saw massive growth during the global pandemic era when the rest of the industries faced a decline in demand and development. The healthcare industry flourished as more and more electronic nose devices demanded covid detection among the population. With the advancement in technology, the usage of the device expanded more in the industry to detect more chronic diseases.

 

Regional Insights: Electronic Nose Market:

The global electronic nose market share is regionally segmented into four regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the World.

Electronic Nose Market Regional Analysis

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North America to prevail at the top with an anticipated revenue share of USD 26 million at a CAGR is 16% during the forecast period. This amount is more than thrice the amount noted in 2021 of USD 7 million. 

North America has one of the most advanced and developed infrastructures globally. The availability of resources enables the massive adoption of electronic noses in applications of defense, healthcare, food and beverages, etc. These factors lead to the market share the region holds. Presently U.S. Army has one of the most advanced electronic-nose systems. Nearly USD 600 billion is spent every year on its military and defense, which is spent on electronic nose equipment, as the U.S. Army is one of the most significant users of the device. North America is also a home to primary food and beverages companies globally, which are highly regulated. This also provides more opportunities for growth prospects in the global electronic nose market.

Next to North America, Europe is expected to have the largest share in the global electronic nose market, with USD 14 million at a CAGR of 11% by 2030. 

The region is filled with enterprises and industries that are majorly involved in the innovation and development of several new products, leading to more demand for electronic-nose. Besides, increasing odor pollution drives the demand for electronic-nose devices in Europe. The major countries are affected by odor pollution, which is a big concern. Therefore, the need for advanced solutions to tackle the problem leads to more generation of demand for electronic-nose in the region. In the past years, there were also significant developments in the application of electronic-nose for diagnosing several medical and health-related conditions, pushing the market's growth further. European researchers are working on the outcome for such electronic-nose devices that can help detect cancer and tuberculosis

 

Top Key Companies

  • Alpha MOS SA
  • Electronic Sensor Technology Inc.
  • Odotech Inc.
  • AIR SENSE Analytics GmbH
  • Plasmon GmbH
  • Aryballe Technologies SA
  • RoboScientific Limited.
  • Common Invent BV
  • Stratuscent Inc.
  • The eNose Company
  • Sensigent LLC
  • Stratuscent Inc

 

Recent Developments

  • Alpha MOS SA, along with Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), to participate in establishing international standards for odour detection devices.
  • Odotech Inc. has been acquired by Envirosuite Limited.
  • 2021, RoboScientific Limited developed a "Covid Sensor" which could detect any covid infected person in a room within fifteen minutes.
  • Wearable Electronic-Nose sensors that can detect liver dysfunction are called Liver Tracer.

 

Global Electronic Nose Market: Segmentation

By End-User

  • Military and Defense
  • Healthcare
  • Food and Beverage
  • Waste Management (Environmental Monitoring)
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Europe
  • Rest of the World
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