pH Sensor Market Research Report - Global Forecast to 2027

pH Sensor Market: By Component (Temperature Sensing Element, Measuring Electrode, Reference Electrode),  Type (pH sensor, Benchtop pH sensor), (Cloud, On-premise), Application (Industrial, Agriculture, Paper & Pulp Industry) – Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/SEM/3740-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 100 pages

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pH Sensor Market Overview: 

The pH sensors are the devices that measure the activity of the hydrogen-ion in the water or water-based solutions, to determine the character of the solution. The acidity and the alkalinity of the water solution are highly crucial for the water treatment plants, chemical processing industries, beverage industries, and any other process analytics industries. The pH sensors are hugely deployed for quality-related measurements and the increasing investments in the process analytics sectors in recent times are impacting the overall growth of pH sensors market demand. Among other end-user industries, the water and wastewater treatment industries are the intensive users of the pH sensors for the applications such as Chromium wastewater treatment, aquaculture, and ORP measurements. Therefore the growing wastewater treatments in several countries are impacting the pH sensor market value in recent times. The pH sensor market is expected to touch USD 1802 million at a CAGR of 4% by the year 2023.


The advent of cloud technology and mobile applications in the market has increased the efficiency and overall user experience of the pH sensors. The IoT-enabled digital pH sensors are deployed in the automated industries for real-time monitoring and the updates are shared to the multiple operators via mobile applications and the data are further stored in cloud storage for future references. Such product innovations in the market are fuelling the overall growth of the pH sensor industry.


COVID 19 Analysis:

The pandemic has negatively impacted several industrial sectors and manufacturing sectors, however, some of the industries such as food and beverages, packaging industries, pharmaceutical, and medical sectors were rapidly gaining momentum across the globe, throughout the pandemic. The intensive utilization of pH sensors in the medical market to check the drug efficiency and the water level during the manufacturing of the drugs has increased the pH sensors' market value during the pandemic. 


Additionally, the demand for the food and beverage market was rapidly increasing during the pandemic, which is highly reliant on the pH sensors for determining the quality check of the end-products. Such factors have impacted the pH sensor industry positively amidst the negative impacts of a pandemic.


Market Dynamics:


Market Drivers:

The increasing advancements in the pH sensor industry, which includes the digital pH sensors with IoT technology and cloud technology for storage; portability, and other advanced technologies, are propelling the overall growth of the pH sensor market.


The increasing number of government regulations for the water-based industries and water-intensive industries, food and beverage industries, and pharmaceutical industries to ensure the quality of the products are also impacting the overall growth of the pH sensor market. Moreover, the potential benefits of equipping the plants with online pH sensors to prevent rusting of the pipelines, condensers, boilers are considered as the major driver of the pH sensor market.


Market Opportunities:


A recent update from the International Water Association has stated that Beijing has recycled over 85% of their industrial wastewater and has enhanced the quality of the water they consume by utilizing the wastewater treatment facilities. Such factors have impacted the pH sensor industry demand across the globe.


The increasing number of infrastructure projects and wastewater treatments facilities across the European and Asia-pacific regions are presenting lucrative growth opportunities for the pH sensor industry. The increasing investments in the chemical and wastewater industries in the countries like the US are also expected to boost the pH sensor market demand during the forecast period. For instance, the US government has announced their investment of USD 135 million in rural water treatment facilities.


Market Restraints:


The manufacturing costs and failure during the processes due to technical errors are hindering the overall growth of the pH sensors industry.


The unreliability issue is if the test solution is cloudy or possesses inherent color. This factor affects the reliability of the measurement and affects the performance of pH sensors. Such factors are very often noticed in the chemical industries, which are considered as the major restraining factor of the pH sensor market.


Market Challenges:


The pH sensors are built with the hydrogen electrode for major industrial applications for accuracy and precision. However, the higher purity of the hydrogen and the constant pressure in the device are hard to create and are considered expensive in the market. Such factors are the major challenges in the pH sensor market.


The utilization of the glass electrodes in the pH sensors is common, however, the coatings formed over the glass surface significantly alter the value. The pollutants, solids, biofilms that are deposited over these glass surfaces of the device reduce the precision and are considered as one of the major challenges in the pH sensor market.


Cumulative Growth Analysis:


The pH sensors market players are focusing on the expansion of their existing customer base and widening their potential marketing strategies in recent times. Moreover, they are increasingly utilizing novel strategies and strengthening the product capabilities by utilizing advanced technologies. Such factors are impacting the overall growth of the pH sensor industry. The market value of the pH sensor market is expected to surpass USD 1802 million by the year 2023 while registering a healthy CAGR of 4%. The increasing number of applications such as acid-base titrations, monitoring the changes in the pH values in the water or other solutions, chemical reactions in the aquariums, quality monitoring in the pharmaceutical industries, and other crucial industries are impacting the overall growth of the pH sensors market. Some of the end-user industries of the pH sensor market include the food and beverage market, wastewater and water treatment market, pharmaceutical market, chemical market, and so on. As the demand for quality water is increasing with the rising population and growing industrialization across the globe, the pH sensor industry demand has been increasing in recent years.


Value Chain Analysis:


The major applications of the pH sensors include the pH neutralization of the effluent used in the industrial manufacturing processes, pre-treatment of the water used for the manufacturing processes, pulp, and paper manufacturing, pharmaceutical research, environmental monitoring, and many other industrial applications. The acidity and the alkalinity of the water help in determining the water condition, which ensures the industrial processes, are carried out without any disruption. The pH value is extremely crucial in the food market for the physical and chemical reactions to occur and to prevent the food particles from the invasion of pathogens. In the electrochemical market, the pH value of the liquids is determined for the processes such as plating, metal surface etching, assembling the batteries, and so on. Therefore the increasing utilization of the pH sensors in various manufacturing industries, the pH sensor industry value is expected to increase during the forecast period.


The pH sensors are deployed in any market that involves cooling towers, boilers, manufacturing processes, swimming pool control, or environmental monitoring. The pH value measured by the sensors and the continuous monitoring of the value helps in reducing the pipe corrosion, solids accumulation in the pipes, other harmful products, and ensures the quality of the water used in the industrial processes. Such potential benefits of the pH sensors are fuelling the overall growth of the pH sensor market.


Segment Overview:


Based on Type:


  • Process sensors

  • Differential sensors

  • Combination pH sensors

  • Laboratory sensors


Based on Component:


  • Hardware

  • Software


Based on Product Type:


  • Digital 

  • Analog


Based on System Type:


  • Benchtop

  • Portable


Based on End-user Industries:

  • Water and wastewater market

  • Paper market

  • Chemical market

  • Oil and gas market

  • Food and beverages

  • The medical and pharmaceutical market

  • Paper market

  • Metal and Mining market

  • Agriculture


Regional Analysis:


The developing countries across the globe are highly inclined towards water treatment factories and their developments. The increasing number of health crises across the globe and increasing awareness about the demand for quality water for consumption and industrial purposes has also increased the market value of the water treatment facilities. This has created a huge impact on the pH sensor market value in recent times. The increasing government initiatives in the countries such as China, India for the development of water treatment projects, an increasing number of infrastructural development across the region, and the idea of reusing industrial water are considered as the major drivers of the pH sensors market across the Asia-pacific region. 

On the other hand, several European countries, such as Germany are thriving to focus on environmentally friendly products and services, and are increasingly taking initiatives for the carbon-free mechanisms. Therefore such countries are increasingly investing in the wastewater treatment industries. 


Competitive Landscape:


  • Banpil Photonics Inc (U.S.)

  • Texas Instruments (U.S.)

  • Endress+Hauser (Switzerland)

  • Infineon Technologies AG (Germany)

  • Oceana Sensor Technologies Inc. (U.S.)

  • In-Situ Inc. (U.K)

  • Omega (Switzerland)

  • Omron Corporation (Japan)

  • Emerson Process Management (U.S.)

  • Burkert and Power Systems Inc. (U.S.)


Recent Developments:


One of the leading market players, Electro-Chemical Devices which is a US-based company has recently launched the Chlorine sensor which utilizes polarographic technology. This device is widely used in the water treatment industries for the disinfection processes.


Another leading market player, Semtech Corporation has recently launched a wireless sensor that can detect the nitrogen, phosphate, and NPK levels in the soil. This device utilizes the LoRa technology, which is highly beneficial in the agricultural sector to reduce wastage and improve the fertility of the soil, thereby improving the crop yield.


Report Overview:


This report has covered:

  • Market Overview

  • COVID 19 Analysis

  • Market Dynamics

  • Cumulative Growth Analysis

  • Value Chain Analysis

  • Segment Overview

  • Regional Analysis

  • Competitive Landscape

  • Recent Developments

Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 1.8 Billion
  CAGR   4% (2017-2023)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Component, Type, Application
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Banpil Photonics Inc (U.S.), Texas Instruments (U.S.), Endress+Hauser (Switzerland), Infineon Technologies AG (Germany),Oceana Sensor Technologies Inc. (U.S.), In-Situ Inc. (U.K),Omega (Switzerland), Omron Corporation (Japan), Emerson Process Management (U.S.), Burkert and Power Systems Inc. (U.S.)
  Key Market Opportunities   High applicability in water treatment plants, pharmaceutical industries, power industries, oil and gas sector, mining sector and food & beverages industries.
  Key Market Drivers

  • The increase in government regulations on water intensive industries.
  • Increasing research and testing labs across the globe.

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    The global pH sensor market is expected to be valued at USD 1.8 billion by 2023.

    The global pH sensor market is expected to exhibit a strong 4% CAGR over the forecast period from 2017 to 2023.

    The increasing number of research and testing labs across the world is the major driver for the global pH sensor market.

    The Middle East and Africa holds the largest share in the global pH sensor market.

    Leading players in the global pH sensor market include Banpil Photonics Inc., In-Situ Inc., Oceana Sensor Technologies Inc., Infineon Technologies AG, Omron Corporation, and Emerson Process Management, among others.