Global Evaporative Cooling Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Global Evaporative Cooling Market is segmented by Type of Cooling (Direct Evaporative Cooling, Indirect Evaporative Cooling, and Two-stage Evaporative Cooling), Application (Residential Applications, Commercial Applications, Industrial Applications, and Confinement Farming), Distribution Channel (Big Box Retailers, HVAC Contractors, and Distributors), and Geography.

Evaporative Cooling Market Size

Evaporative Cooling Market Summary
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Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Middle East and Africa
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: 7.35 %

Major Players

Evaporative Cooling Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Evaporative Cooling Market Analysis

The Evaporative Cooling Market size is estimated at USD 8.08 billion in 2023, and is expected to reach USD 11.52 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 7.35% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

Due to increased urbanization and a growing population, there has been a desire for sustainable, clean, energy-efficient, and affordable cooling systems. As a result, having access to cooling has become crucial, thereby boosting market growth.

  • As heat waves happen more frequently owing to climate change, millions of people are in danger of exposure to temperatures that could be fatal. People worldwide have been impacted by rising temperatures, making it imperative to address the need for cooling without having a negative carbon footprint, which has been a significant element driving the industry.
  • Because evaporative coolers employ fewer parts than air conditioning systems, such as a fan, pump, and water, to chill the room, they can cool various spaces for a meager cost and with minimal operational costs. These evaporative cooling systems' low ownership costs are one of their main benefits.
  • Additionally, various governments worldwide have been offering saving programs to promote energy-efficient technologies. For example, as evaporative cooling has been a proven sustainable cooling technology, these systems have been made eligible for the Energy Investment Deduction (EIA) in the Netherlands, which could result in more than 11% net benefit on the entire investment.
  • Furthermore, because these systems use fewer components and are therefore more energy efficient, evaporative cooling has been one of the most affordable cooling options on the market. For instance, Canstar Blue estimates that the typical reverse cycle split system air conditioner may run at about USD 0.60 per hour. However, with an additional USD 0.02 for water, an evaporative cooling system may cost less than USD 0.10 per hour.
  • These evaporative cooling systems' high reliance on the surrounding air quality has been one of their main disadvantages. Since the evaporative cooling process is driven by the temperature difference between the ambient air's dry and wet bulb temperatures, this difference is negligible for moderate and highly humid regions, which results in a constrained cooling capacity.
  • On the other hand, the Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE), among other regulating authorities globally, has urged more fresh air intake and ventilation in the current pandemic scenario. Due to this, end users are now compelled to consider integrating evaporative cooling systems, which might significantly improve indoor air quality and offer secure workspaces with less energy use.

Evaporative Cooling Industry Segmentation

Evaporative cooling is preferred as an alternative to traditional cooling technologies, as it uses a natural process, namely the reduction of air temperature by evaporating water. Although it is an age-old process, it has emerged as a viable alternative to conventional air conditioning systems in areas where shallow temperatures are not required.

The Global Evaporative Cooling Market is segmented by Type of Cooling (Direct Evaporative Cooling, Indirect Evaporative Cooling, and Two-stage Evaporative Cooling), Application (Residential, Commercial, Industrial, and Confinement Farming), Distribution Channel (Big Box Retailers, HVAC Contractors, and Distributors), and Geography.

By Type of Cooling
Direct Evaporative Cooling
Indirect Evaporative Cooling
Two-stage Evaporative Cooling
By Application
Residential Applications
Commercial Applications
Industrial Applications
Confinement Farming
Other Applications
By Distribution Channel
Big-box Retailers
HVAC Contractors and Distributors
Other Distribution Channels
By Geography
North America
Rest of the World

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Evaporative Cooling Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Evaporative Cooling Market according to our research experts:

Direct Evaporative Cooling to Hold a Major Share

  • By utilizing the latent heat of evaporation, which transforms liquid water into water vapor, direct evaporative cooling reduces the temperature and raises air humidity. It is the most basic, traditional, and widely utilized form of evaporative cooling. These evaporative coolants are anticipated to have a limited niche market in the United States, mainly in the south, where the relative humidity at noon in July is above 40%.
  • The direct evaporative cooling systems are also appropriate for applications that require significant heat-load replacement and are willing to use outside air to do it. Their applications are widely used in buildings, warehouses, commercial kitchens, and residential settings with laxer comfort standards. The system requirements, therefore, depend on the end users and the established operational performance criteria. Most buildings' evaporative coolers are natural systems, while some indirect ones are also employed.
  • The industrial sector accounts for the largest market share among all end-user applications, driven by the large-scale deployment of direct evaporative coolers. The industrial applications for direct evaporative coolers include Buildings, warehouses, factories, manufacturing units, power generation, oil and gas, construction, and many more.
  • Additionally, the industrial sectors implement advanced evaporative cooling systems to foresee the need for maintenance before a problem arises. The most recent cooling technologies, which employ Internet of Things (IoT) techniques, contain sensors, connections, software, and other components that let the system communicate with other connected devices. IoT solutions enhance preventative maintenance by collecting information on equipment status and air quality.
  • As a result, many businesses concentrate on direct evaporative cooling (DEC), frequently the most energy-efficient method of cooling a data center. To grow its data center cooling sector, which includes natural evaporative cooling, Munters, for instance, shifted its Virginia staff to the new facility in April 2021. A 365,000-square-foot facility for manufacturing, R&D, and sales was the company's USD 36 million investment target.​
Evaporative Cooling Market - Growth Share in Demand of Space Cooling in Buildings Across India from FY2018 to FY2038 (in %)

The Asia Pacific Region to Hold Significant Market Share

  • The Southeast Asian region is anticipated to experience a significant demand for AC sales, driven by rising temperatures and rising earnings, expected to reach 300 million units by 2040; it is anticipated that Indonesia will supply half of the world's air conditioning units.
  • In addition, research from the International Energy Agency states that cooling equipment sales are dominated by China, the United States, and Japan, with India and Indonesia experiencing the most significant rise. Although China sold over 500 million units in the past ten years, India and Indonesia had a relative increase in demand for air conditioning that was more rapid, with average yearly installations expanding at a pace of over 15% in both countries. (India)
  • South Asia is experiencing exponential growth in the demand for air conditioning, driving the need for economic and simple cooling techniques. When considering these nations' targets for reducing carbon emissions, evaporative cooling is one of the finest solutions. Southeast Asia boasts among the Asia-Pacific region's fastest-growing data center marketplaces, although the sustainability of these facilities is still a problem for the area.
  • Nevertheless, it is anticipated that in the upcoming years, sustainability will become a key differentiator in Asia between data center providers, particularly as leading tech companies around the world, like Microsoft, Google, and Apple, set standards with carbon neutral and zero sustainability goals and as cutting-edge energy-efficient technology is developed.
  • Since data center cooling accounts for between 35% and 40% of overall energy demand, it represents a significant hurdle to sustainability in Asia. Most data centers in the area currently employ air-based cooling, a very ineffective and expensive solution.
  • Companies in the area are switching more and more to evaporative cooling techniques. For instance, data centers can be sustainable thanks to cooling technology like evaporative cooling. As data centers become more prominent to accommodate the demands of digitalization, these technologies enable businesses to employ indirect evaporative, direct evaporative, hybrid systems, and liquid cooling to reduce Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) and overall energy usage.
Evaporative Cooling Market - Growth Rate by Region (2022 - 2027)

Evaporative Cooling Industry Overview

The Global Evaporative Cooling Market is moderately competitive and consists of several major players. In terms of market share, few of the major players currently dominate the market. With a prominent share in the market, these major players are focusing on expanding their customer base across foreign countries. The major players include companies like Delta Cooling Towers Inc., Condair Group AG, SPX Cooling Technologies, etc. The competition and rapid technological advancements are expected to pose a threat to the growth of the companies during the forecast period.

  • May 2021 - Condair launched a new direct evaporative cooling system for data centers that has the benefit of humidifying and cooling the airstream without adding thermal energy (heat). This solution introduces liquid water directly into the air stream, and it draws heat from the air to change the liquid to the vapor phase.
  • February 2021 - Munters Group AB signed a partnership agreement with CTT Systems AB, a prominent market player in aircraft humidity control systems, to develop a new type of evaporative media that aims to improve the efficiency and performance of CTT’s aircraft humidifiers.

Evaporative Cooling Market Leaders

  1. Delta Cooling Towers Inc.

  2. Condair Group AG

  3. Munters Group AB

  4. SPX Cooling Technologies

  5. ENEXIO Water Technologies GmbH

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Evaporative Cooling Market Concentration

Evaporative Cooling Market News

  • August 2022 - The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) approved a new conservation practice, a Water Conservation System commonly known as an Evaporative Cooling Pad. The pad will help reduce water and energy use while improving plant productivity in Florida nursery operations and existing greenhouses. Moreover, it can also be used for cooling livestock and poultry facilities.
  • July 2021 - Baltimore Aircoil Company (BAC), a player in cooling solutions worldwide for the commercial, industrial, and refrigeration markets, acquired Italy-based Eurocoil SpA. The company is a prominent manufacturer of heat exchangers serving the European commercial and refrigeration industries, and adding Eurocoil increases Baltimore Aircoil’s manufacturing capacity in the region while adding additional heat.

Evaporative Cooling Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.3.4 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

      5. 4.3.5 Threat of Substitutes Products

    4. 4.4 An Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on the industry

    5. 4.5 Analysis of the Evaporative Cooling Hotspot

    6. 4.6 Comparative Analysis of Alternative/Substitute Cooling Technologies Deployed in the Residential and Commercial Sectors


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Demand for Cost-effective Cooling Solution

    2. 5.2 Market Restraints

      1. 5.2.1 Dependency on External Climate


    1. 6.1 By Type of Cooling

      1. 6.1.1 Direct Evaporative Cooling

      2. 6.1.2 Indirect Evaporative Cooling

      3. 6.1.3 Two-stage Evaporative Cooling

    2. 6.2 By Application

      1. 6.2.1 Residential Applications

      2. 6.2.2 Commercial Applications

      3. 6.2.3 Industrial Applications

      4. 6.2.4 Confinement Farming

      5. 6.2.5 Other Applications

    3. 6.3 By Distribution Channel

      1. 6.3.1 Big-box Retailers

      2. 6.3.2 HVAC Contractors and Distributors

      3. 6.3.3 Other Distribution Channels

    4. 6.4 By Geography

      1. 6.4.1 North America

      2. 6.4.2 Europe

      3. 6.4.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 6.4.4 Rest of the World


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 Delta Cooling Towers Inc.

      2. 7.1.2 Condair Group AG

      3. 7.1.3 SPX Cooling Technologies

      4. 7.1.4 Baltimore Aircoil Company Inc.

      5. 7.1.5 Munters Group AB

      6. 7.1.6 Colt Group Limited

      7. 7.1.7 Phoenix Manufacturing Inc.

      8. 7.1.8 Bonaire

      9. 7.1.9 ENEXIO Water Technologies GmbH

      10. 7.1.10 CFW Evapcool

      11. 7.1.11 Celsius Design Limited

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Evaporative Cooling Market Research FAQs

The Global Evaporative Cooling Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Global Evaporative Cooling Market is growing at a CAGR of 7.35% over the next 5 years.

The Global Evaporative Cooling Market is expected to reach USD 8.08 billion in 2023 and grow at a CAGR of 7.35% to reach USD 11.52 billion by 2028.

Middle East and Africa is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

Delta Cooling Towers Inc., Condair Group AG, Munters Group AB, SPX Cooling Technologies, ENEXIO Water Technologies GmbH are the major companies operating in Global Evaporative Cooling Market.

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