The AQM market has also been segmented on the basis of sampling method into continuous, manual, passive, and intermittent sampling methods. The continuous monitoring segment is estimated to command the largest share in the global air quality monitoring market in 2016. The large share of this segment can be attributed to the presence of supportive government regulations for effective continuous air pollution monitoring across major markets, technological advancements in continuous monitoring systems, and a large installation base for continuous air monitoring systems.
Based on type of pollutants, the chemical pollutants segment is estimated to dominate the global air quality monitoring market in 2016. The largest share of this segment can be attributed to factors such as increasingly stringent government regulations for effective monitoring & control of rising air pollution levels, growing public concerns related to health implications of air pollution, and ongoing development and commercialization of innovative gas & chemical detection sensors.