Nitrogen Dioxide Detector Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Type (Fixed Detectors, Portable Detectors), By Detection Limit (Up To 1 Ppm, 2ppm To 4ppm, Above 4ppm), By End-User (Chemicals, Food & Beverage, Paper & Pulp, Energy & Utilities, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Sep 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061615465
  • Pages : 147

The nitrogen dioxide detector market was valued at US$460.964 million in 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.47% during the forecast period.

A nitrogen dioxide (NO2) detector is a specialized device designed to measure and monitor the levels of nitrogen dioxide gas in the surrounding environment. It finds applicability in chemicals, food & beverages, and energy & utility among other sectors to ensure workplace safety by monitoring and controlling the levels of NO2 gas. The increased chemical production, new food production plants, and the rise in electricity production will expand the nitrogen dioxide detector market size.

Market Drivers

  • Surge in Chemical Production

Chemical companies heavily rely on nitrogen dioxide detectors to ensure workplace safety and comply with regulatory requirements. These detectors are essential for continuously monitoring NO2 levels in the air, and alerting workers to potential exposure risks. The increased chemical production and increase in nitrogen dioxide levels are driving the nitrogen dioxide detector market growth. According to the American Chemistry Council, in 2021, the production of chemicals from the US-based chemical industry increased by 1.4% when compared to 2020. Moreover, the Indian Pollution Control Board announced that the NO2 level in Chennai increased from 11.85 microns/cubic meter in June 2020 to 12.80 microns/cubic meter in June 2022.

  • Increased Number of Power Plants

Nitrogen dioxide detectors are crucial instruments for power plants as they enable continuous monitoring of NO2 levels in the surrounding air. These detectors help power plant operators identify and respond promptly to elevated NO2 concentrations by providing real-time measurements. The increase in electricity output from power plants along with new power plant installation is propelling the nitrogen dioxide detector industry's growth. In 2022, the National Thermal Power Corporation of India declared that coal plants registered a plant load factor (PLF) of 80% for April to June 2022 compared to 69% in 2021 for the same period.

  • Rising Food & Beverage Production Units

NO2 is a common pollutant generated during food processing and production activities, particularly in commercial kitchens, food manufacturing plants, and storage facilities. The increased food and beverage production increases the emission of NO2, thus creating a need for effective monitoring and detection systems. The establishment of new food processing plants boosts the nitrogen dioxide detector market growth. Accordingly, in September 2020, McCain Foods officially opened a new potato processing facility in Shangdu, China, to meet the growing demand for frozen potato products.

The Asia-Pacific region is expected to hold a significant market share.

The Asia-Pacific constitutes a significant share of the nitrogen dioxide detector market size due to increased electricity demand, a rise in chemical production in the region, and a surge in power plants' strength. For instance, in September 2022, the Chinese government approved 15 gigawatts of new coal-fired power plants with an investment of around $26-33 billion. Moreover, the Union Cabinet of India approved a Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for setting up chemical manufacturing facilities and enhancing India’s chemical manufacturing capabilities and exports. Such positive developments will propel the need for NO2 detectors thereby augmenting the nitrogen dioxide detectors market growth in Asia Pacific.

Market Developments

  • In 2022: Oizom launched a nitrogen dioxide detector "AQBot NO2", which was an industrial-grade air quality monitor with electrochemical sensing technology and could be used in mining and cement manufacturing industries.
  • In 2022: A research team led by Prof. Zhang Weijun at the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences developed an amplitude-mo multimode-diode-laser-based Cavity Enhanced Absorption Spectroscopy (AM-CEAS) system for extremely sensitive NO2 detection.

Company Products

  • E2638-NO2: This product manufactured by Evonik MCI utilizes a fully calibrated and temperature-compensated electrochemical gas sensor with excellent repeatability, stability, and a long lifetime. This can be used in underground parking, boiler houses, kitchens, and other areas, where potentially toxic concentrations of nitrogen dioxide can accumulate.
  • Dräger X-am® 5600: Such product by Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA is the smallest gas detection instrument for the measurement of up to 6 gases, and is ideal for personal monitoring applications.
  • FECS42-20: This product by Figaro Engineering Inc. is a unique electrochemical-type nitrogen dioxide sensor. Its most notable feature is its unique leak-proof structure, making it ideal for NO2 monitors and detectors in indoor parking garages.

Nitrogen Dioxide Detector Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Market Size Value in 2021 US$460.964 million
Growth Rate CAGR of 5.47% from 2021 to 2028
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Million
Segments Covered Type, Detection Limit, End-User, and Geography
Regions Covered North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
Companies Covered Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, Evonik MCI, Figaro Engineering Inc., GDS Technologies, Honeywell International Inc, Ornicom
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase



  • By Type
    • Fixed Detectors
    • Portable Detectors
  • By Detection Limit
    • Up to 1 ppm
    • 2ppm to 4ppm
    • Above 4ppm
  • By End-User
    • Chemicals
    • Food & Beverage
    • Paper & Pulp
    • Energy & Utilities
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • UK
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Australia
      • Other

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The global nitrogen dioxide detector market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.47% during the forecast period.
Nitrogen Dioxide Detector Market was valued at US$460.964 million in 2021.
The nitrogen dioxide detector market has been segmented by type, detection limit, end-user, and geography.
The increased chemical production, new food production plants and the rise in electricity production will expand the nitrogen dioxide detector market growth.
The Asia-Pacific region is expected to hold a significant share of the nitrogen dioxide detector market due to increased electricity demand, a rise in chemical production in the region, and a surge in power plant strength.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Research Process


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Fixed Detectors

5.3. Portable Detectors


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Up to 1 ppm

6.3. 2ppm to 4ppm

6.4. Above 4ppm


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Chemicals

7.3. Food & Beverage

7.4. Paper & Pulp

7.5. Energy & Utilities

7.6. Others


8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. USA

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1. Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. Germany

8.4.2. UK

8.4.3. France

8.4.4. Spain

8.4.5. Others

8.5. Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. China

8.6.2. Japan

8.6.3. South Korea

8.6.4. India

8.6.5. Australia

8.6.6. Others


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Market Share Analysis

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations


10.1. Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA

10.2. Evonik MCI

10.3. Figaro Engineering Inc.

10.4. GDS Technologies

10.5. Honeywell International Inc

10.6. Ornicom


Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA

Evonik MCI

Figaro Engineering Inc.

GDS Technologies

Honeywell International Inc