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Particulate Matter Monitoring Market - By Monitoring Type (Manual, Real-time, Remote), By Particle Size, By Application (Indoor Air Quality Monitoring, Outdoor Air Quality Monitoring), By End-use Industry & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI7112
  • Published Date: Oct 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Particulate Matter Monitoring Market Size

Particulate Matter Monitoring Market was valued at over USD 1 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 12% between 2023 and 2032. The increasing government laws and standards for air quality monitoring are driving the particulate matter monitoring industry growth.

Particulate Matter Monitoring Market

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Stringent regulations require industries to monitor and reduce PM emissions to safeguard public health and the environment. The compliance with these standards necessitates the adoption of advanced PM monitoring systems. As governments worldwide have imposed stricter air quality requirements, industries are investing in reliable monitoring solutions to meet these standards. The growing demand for PM monitoring technology is propelling market expansion with companies developing innovative sensors & systems to aid in pollution control and ensure adherence to air quality regulations. For instance, in September 2022, The United Nations General Assembly declared that access to clean air and a healthy environment is a universal human right.


PM monitoring refers to the process of measuring and analyzing airborne particles or particulates suspended in the atmosphere. These particles can vary in size and composition and include dust, soot, and various pollutants. PM monitoring systems use specialized sensors and instruments to assess the concentration, composition, and distribution of these particles in the air.

The diverse environmental conditions across monitoring locations require specialized equipment, which makes the selection of devices complex. Ensuring precise calibration and consistent data accuracy demands expertise & resources. Maintaining continuous, reliable operations, especially in remote or harsh environments, necessitates frequent maintenance and quality control. The data management and interpretation can be complex, which demands skilled personnel. These challenges in installation, maintenance, and operations can pose hurdles for organizations seeking to establish and sustain effective PM monitoring systems, potentially limiting the growth & effectiveness of the particulate matter monitoring industry.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had mixed impacts on the particulate matter monitoring market. The pandemic heightened the awareness about respiratory health, increasing the demand for air quality monitoring systems to track airborne particulate pollutants. This droves the sale of indoor air quality monitoring systems, especially for businesses and homes. However, on the industrial side, economic slowdowns and lockdowns temporarily reduced industrial emissions, reducing the demand for certain industrial-grade PM monitoring solutions. Overall, the pandemic accelerated the adoption of indoor air quality monitoring technology but caused fluctuations in the demand for industrial PM monitoring systems, influencing the market dynamics.

Particulate Matter Monitoring Market Trends

The growing awareness about the health impacts of air pollution is driving the demand for PM monitoring devices, especially in urban areas with high PM. Governments and organizations worldwide are investing in air quality monitoring to reduce these risks. The innovations in sensor technology have led to more compact, accurate, and cost-effective PM monitoring devices. They have enabled the broader deployment of PM monitoring systems.

The development of wearable PM monitors empowers individuals to actively monitor their personal exposure to PM. These devices are integrated into watches or small wearable units and offer a new level of awareness. They allow people to make informed decisions about outdoor activities and personal health, especially in urban environments with varying air quality conditions. This trend aligns with the broader interest of people in health and well-being. The growing environmental and health consciousness among the public is fueling the adoption of PM monitoring devices and influencing their purchasing decisions.

Particulate Matter Monitoring Market Analysis

Particulate Matter Monitoring Market Size, By Particle Size, 2021-2032, (USD Billion)   

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Based on particle size, the market is segmented into PM 1 (1 micrometer or less) Dia, PM 2.5 (2.5 micrometer or less) Dia, PM 5 (5 micrometer or less) Dia, and PM 10 (10 micrometer or less) Dia. The PM 10 Dia segment dominated the market in 2022 with a market share of over 30%.

  • PM 10 consists of fine particles that are small enough to be inhaled deep into the respiratory system. These particles can have significant health implications, particularly on individuals with respiratory conditions. As the awareness about the environmental and health risks associated with PM 10 exposure is growing, there is an increased demand for the monitoring & managing of these particles to protect public health and the environment.
  • Many countries have established air quality standards and regulations that set limits on the concentration of PM 10 in the atmosphere. The compliance with these regulations requires the accurate and continuous monitoring of PM 10 levels. This has led to a growing market for PM 10 monitoring instruments and solutions.


Particulate Matter Monitoring Market Share, By Monitoring Type, 2022   

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Based on monitoring type, the market is divided into manual monitoring, real-time monitoring, and remote monitoring. The remote monitoring segment is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 13.5% through 2032.

  • Remote monitoring systems provide continuous & real-time data, ensuring accuracy and transparency in PM measurements. This is important for both regulatory compliance and public awareness. Such systems can be integrated with the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data analytics, providing opportunities for advanced data analysis and predictive modeling.
  • The industries, such as construction, agriculture, and transportation, are increasingly using remote PM monitoring systems to comply with regulations and reduce environmental impacts. The concerns about climate change and its link to air quality have raised awareness about the importance of monitoring the PM levels. Remote monitoring contributes to the broader efforts to address climate and environmental challenges.


U.S. Particulate Matter Monitoring Market Size, 2021-2032, (USD Billion)

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North America dominated the global particulate matter monitoring market with a market share of over 30% in 2022. North American regions, especially the U.S. and Canada, have stringent environmental regulations aimed at controlling air pollution. These regulations require industries, municipalities, and other entities to monitor and control PM emissions. As regulations become stricter, there is a growing need for more advanced and accurate PM monitoring systems and equipment. The concerns regarding air quality and its impacts on public health are increasing in North America. PM, which includes fine particles and pollutants, is known to be harmful to respiratory health. As a result, there is a greater emphasis on monitoring and reporting of air quality to protect the well-being of the population.

Particulate Matter Monitoring Market Share

The players operating in the market focus on implementing different growth strategies to strengthen their offerings and expand market reach. These strategies involve new product development & launches, partnerships & collaborations, mergers & acquisitions, and customer retention. The players also heavily invest in R&D to introduce innovative and technologically advanced solutions in the market. The major market players are mentioned below:

  • ACOEM Group
  • Siemens
  • Spectris plc
  • Teledyne Technologies Incorporated
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
  • TSI Incorporated

Particulate Matter Monitoring Industry News

  • In May 2022, TSI Incorporated launched the SidePak AM520 Personal Aerosol Monitor. The device is the industry's smallest, battery operated & most portable personal dust monitor on the market. It is a rugged belt-mounted laser photometer used to monitor day-to-day exposure to PM, such as respirable silica dust, to improve worker health and safety.
  • In September 2021, Particle Measuring Systems (PMS) launched the new PRO Series, a portfolio of complete contamination monitoring instruments including particle counters and microbial monitors. The new PRO series of complete contamination control particle counters includes portable & remote and viable & non-viable instruments with environmental monitoring and data management software.

The particulate matter monitoring market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD million) from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

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Market, By Monitoring Type

  • Manual Monitoring
  • Real-time Monitoring
  • Remote Monitoring

Market, By Particle Size

  • PM 1 (1 Micrometer or less) Dia
  • PM 2.5 (2.5 Micrometer or less) Dia
  • PM 5 (5 Micrometer or less) Dia
  • PM 10 (10 Micrometer or less) Dia

Market, By Application

  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Monitoring
  • Outdoor Air Quality Monitoring

Market, By End-use Industry

  • Power Generation
  • Oil & Gas
  • Chemical & Petrochemical
  • Transportation & logistics
  • Healthcare
  • Research institutions
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • ANZ
    • Singapore
    • Rest of Asia Pacific 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • MEA
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA


Authors: Suraj Gujar, Sandeep Ugale

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Particulate Matter (PM) monitoring market value was over USD 1 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to record more than 12% CAGR between 2023 and 2032.
The remote monitoring segment is anticipated to register over 13.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032 as industries, such as construction, agriculture, and transportation, are increasingly using remote PM monitoring systems to comply with regulations and reduce environmental impacts.
North America market size for particulate matter monitoring was over 30% in 2022 and will grow significantly through 2032 as countries like the U.S. and Canada have stringent environmental regulations aimed at controlling air pollution.
ACOEM Group, AMETEK, Siemens, Spectris plc, Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., and TSI Incorporated.

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 16
  • Tables & Figures: 347
  • Countries covered: 20
  • Pages: 220
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