pH Meters Market Outlook - 2027
A pH meter is a scientific instrument that measures the hydrogen-ion activity in water-based solutions, indicating its acidity or alkalinity expressed as pH. The pH meter measures the difference in electrical potential between a pH electrode and a reference electrode, and so the pH meter is sometimes referred to as a "potentiometric pH meter". The difference in electrical potential relates to the acidity or pH of the solution. The pH meter is used in many applications ranging from laboratory experimentation to quality.
Knowledge of pH is useful or critical in many situations, including chemical laboratory analyses. pH meters are used for soil measurements in agriculture, water quality for municipal water supplies, swimming pools, environmental remediation; brewing of wine or beer; manufacturing, healthcare and clinical applications such as blood chemistry; and many other applications.
Advances in the instrumentation and in detection have expanded the number of applications in which pH measurements can be conducted. The devices have been miniaturized, enabling direct measurement of pH inside of living cells.
In addition to measuring the pH of liquids, specially designed electrodes are available to measure the pH of semi-solid substances, such as foods. These have tips suitable for piercing semi-solids, have electrode materials compatible with ingredients in food, and are resistant to clogging.
Covid-19 Scenario analysis:
Pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing industry has been hit in many ways due to the Corona effect. To begin with, lower production, due to lower off take was undertaken. This takes a little longer to manifest itself, as, some distributors, sensing an opportunity to earn profits in a developing shortage situation, tend to carry on with the sales, but with an extended schedule of deferred payments. Longer credit days are given by the producer, who is keen on continuing with operations, before a complete shutdown. More and more employees stop coming in to work, due to government directives, thereby reducing the scale of operations, with consequent effect on quality, cost and production volumes. Over a period, this adversely affects the turnover, which slows down to a trickle. The uncertainties in the logistics leads to a cascading effect, transporters struggle to not only place vehicles for loading, they also are under pressure to adjust their quotes for carrying goods, as they also face lower attendance, with their operational risks increasing steeply.
Top impacting factors: Market Scenario Analysis, Trends, Drivers and Impact analysis:
Increase in water borne diseases and infections:
Increased incidences of waterborne diseases as one of the primary growth factors for the pH meter market. Prevalence of waterborne diseases is steadily increasing due to the widespread prevalence of pathogenic microorganisms in water. Bathing, washing, and consumption of infected water spread diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, guinea worm disease, typhoid, and dysentery. Water distribution agencies and government agencies are conducting several quality checks to prevent the outbreak of waterborne diseases. Power plants, water treatment plants, medicine manufacturing units, and laboratory applications implement online pH meters as these processes require regular monitoring of the pH levels of solutions. Online pH meters don’t require manual measurement that reduces the time of measurement. Additionally, they are equipped with pH complex electrode and LCD screens that display the pH levels, millivolt voltage levels (mv), and temperature. The increasing installation of power plants and water treatment plants is influencing the demand for online pH meters and pH water testers. The advent of online pH meters is identified to be one of the key trends contributing to the growth of the pH meter market.
Strict Regulation for water supply:
The major driver of the market is the strict regulations on water quality. Various environmental agencies and water governing organizations in respective countries have set certain limits to ensure that water distribution agencies supply high-quality drinking water to public. Government of different nations have also set drinking water quality parameters.
Drinking water contains harmful substances and hence water distribution agencies are responsible to supply proper purified water from sources. Since different countries follow different set of parameters, there is no universally accepted international standards for pure drinking water. The permitted concentration of individual pollutant constituent may vary five times from the standard set from one nation to another.
Convenient pH meters are highly demanded due to their wide applications in several industries like food & beverage, chemical testing, pharmaceutical, monitoring waste-water and drinking water. Owing to these reasons, pH meters market is expected to grow impressively in the forecast period. Portable pH meters are gaining popularity globally due to the ease of use they offer. Along with increasing activities in water testing and environment testing, the demand for portable meters is predicted to grow at a faster rate among other categories.
Many pH meters are soluble only in low conductivity solutions especially in distilled, deionized and ultrapure water. Continuous drift, frequent calibration and short service life will result from pH glass dissolution. The dissolving process will only accelerate at elevated temperature. There are no data available for selecting the right electrode, trial and error will provide the answer such uncertainties may hamper the market.
The global pH meters market was forefront by Europe because of high level of R&D activities and technological advancement, and stringent government regulations. Also, Asia Pacific is expected to have fastest growth, owing to rapidly increasing favorable government policies, rise in awareness among industrial researchers, agricultural scientist, irrigational experts, regarding the utility and applications of such measuring devices in developing nations such as China, and India, Bangladesh. Amongst all the end users, the food science has the highest market share in global pH meters market due to higher usage in wine, fruit juice and food processing, agriculture, dairy and others. Bench top pH meter have highest market share in global pH meters market, because of its easy usage, accuracy, and accessibility.
Key benefits of the report:
- This study presents the analytical depiction of the global pH meters industry along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
- The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with detailed analysis of the global pH meters market share.
- The current market is quantitatively analyzed to highlight the global pH meters market growth scenario.
- Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers & suppliers in the market.
- The report provides a detailed global pH meters market analysis based on competitive intensity and how the competition will take shape in coming years.
Questions answered in the pH meters Market research report:
- What are the leading market players active in the pH meters market?
- What the current trends will influence the market in the next few years?
- What are the driving factors, restraints, and opportunities in the market?
- What are the projections for the future that would help in taking further strategic steps?
pH Meters Market Report Highlights
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Key Market Players
Agilent Technologies, Jenco Instruments Inc, Hach, Horiba, Contech Instruments, Hamilton Company, Hanna Instruments, Inc.,, Mettler-Toledo International Inc, Metrohm AG, PCE Instruments
Qingdao Tlead International, Emerson Electric Co. (Rosemount Analytical), Shanghai Selon Scientific Instrument Co. Ltd, Tecpel, Thermo Fisher Scientific