Decontamination refers to a process of neutralization or removal of chemical agents, infectious microorganisms and radioactive materials. Decontamination equipment refer to the equipment such as a chamber or an isolated box in which decontamination process is performed. Decontamination equipment market has been growing at a fast rate due to increase in awareness of such processes and governments of various countries taking initiatives in this field. Decontamination may be done by physical means, chemicals or biology based methods.
Decontaminating with physical means, involves techniques such as thermal, high pressure methods and others. Decontamination by chemicals involves use of oxidizing agents, surfactants for neutralization of chemical waste and others. Biology based decontamination methods involve use of enzymatic systems, artificial bacteria and others. Growing concern for hospital acquired infections and increase in aged population that are more prone to diseases are driving the global decontamination equipment market.
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