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pH Meters Market - By Product (Bench Top pH Meters, Portable pH Meters), By Type (Digital, Manual), By End-use (Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies, Food and Beverage, Environmental Testing, Government & Academic Institutions) & Forecast, 2022 - 2028

  • Report ID: GMI455
  • Published Date: Mar 2022
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pH Meters Market Size

pH Meters Market size surpassed USD 957 million in 2021 and is expected to witness around 4.2% CAGR from 2022 to 2028. The increasing use of pH meters is observed due to rapid urbanization leading to increased industrialization. This further leads to increased water pollution as the industries release wastewater into water bodies. This water may or may not be treated and has a serious impact on the quality of water. If consumed, such water has a negative impact on a person’s body causing illness. Thus, this water needs to be checked before consumption that increases the demand for pH meters.

pH Meters Market

Furthermore, technological advancements and the rising adoption of pH meters are some other factors that will increase its demand, thereby propelling the pH meters market growth. The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 outbreak as public health emergency in January 2020.

The impact of COVID-19 on the pH meters market is observed to be positive. This is because of the increased use of pH meters by biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries for drug development and vaccine production. The processes require a constant check on the pH level. This has further propelled the market statistics.

pH meter is an instrument that is used to measure the acidity and alkalinity of the solution. It is an electric-powered device comprising a temperature sensor and a voltmeter attached to an electrode. The pH meter assesses the pH reading by measuring the hydrogen-ion activity in the sample and compares it to the reference solution having a defined pH.

pH meters are used in various industries such as food and beverages, municipalities to check the pH value of solutions. These instruments are accurate, quick, and easy to use. Also, they are low maintenance. pH meters give precise readings and aid in the proper treatment of solutions. The demand for pH meters is increasing due to ongoing technological innovations.

pH Meters Market Trends

The increase in cases of water-borne diseases in the Asia Pacific and Latin America is one of the major factors driving the pH meters market expansion. According to the data published by India Water Portal in 2019, 37.7 million Indians are affected by waterborne diseases annually. The number is increasing every day and with such rapid growth in waterborne diseases, the demand for pH meters also increases, thereby propelling market size. Rising urbanization and industrialization lead to water pollution, triggering waterborne diseases.

Moreover, improper hygiene and sanitation contaminate groundwater and rural piped supplies. Such microbial contamination is widespread in middle and low-income countries, fecal contamination being most prevalent. This further leads to increased pollution of water bodies. Thus, the rise in cases of various waterborne diseases and technological advancements in pH meters will boost market trends.

pH Meters Market Analysis

Global pH Meters Market, By Type

Based on the product, the pH meters market is segmented into benchtop pH meters and portable pH meters. Among these, the benchtop pH meters accounted for USD 442.9 million revenue in 2021. The segmental growth is owing to the increased efficiency and convenience of benchtop pH meters. The benchtop pH meters are designed to live indoors and can be paired with specialized electrodes. Thus, they provide a more sensitive testing range. Benchtop pH meters are flat having larger screens, with more buttons for collaboration.

They are widely used in laboratories and various other industries for testing sensitivity at different stages of processing. They are also used for measuring pH of buffers, chemicals, reagents, and solutions in the industry. Some of these products have user-interface allowing easy data transfer via automated systems. Such advantages of benchtop pH meters will drive the segmental as well as overall market growth during analysis period.

Global pH Meters Market By Product

By type, the pH meters market is fragmented into manual and digital. Among them, the digital pH meters segment accounted for 64.1% business share in 2021. This is owing to the rising adoption of digital pH meters due to more accuracy. Various companies such as pharmaceuticals prefer using these pH meters for high precision during drug development and delivery process.

Digital pH meters have high resolution leading to more precise readings. These instruments work by emitting tiny voltage via glass electrode measuring the hydrogen ion concentration. It is similar to a voltmeter except the values displayed are of pH. These units are recorded on a digital display.

Furthermore, new product launches to aid the use of pH meters will further propel the segmental demand. For instance, in March 2020, Metrohm AG launched new handheld 913 pH/DO Meter. This pH meter can simultaneously measure pH value and concentration of dissolved oxygen within same sample. Such factors will propel the segmental growth.

Based on end-use, the pH meters market is classified into pharmaceuticals and biotechnology companies, environmental testing, chemicals and petrochemicals, water and wastewater treatment, food and beverage, government and academic institutions, and others. The pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies will garner over 4.7% CAGR during the analysis timeframe. Continuous drug developments in biotech and pharma companies demand pH meters within the industry. pH measurement is the central process of drug formulation. The pH affects the final product impacting the process.

Furthermore, these industries are involved in the development and manufacturing of prescription drugs that require the continuous use of pH meters. They are also used for the routine check of pH-dependent products like creams, injections, syrups, eye drops, etc., and dissolution media at different pH. Such uses of pH meters in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies will propel the overall market size.

North America pH Meters Market By Country

North America pH meters market captured over 41% of the business share in 2021 and is expected to grow significantly during the forecast years. High regional growth can be attributed to the increasing adoption of water testing machines for water treatment plants. Industrialization in developed economies leads to increased water pollution. This decreases the presence of potable water and leads to water scarcity. To overcome such scenarios, pH meters are continuously used in treatment plants.

Furthermore, stringent government regulations ask these plants to lower the presence of harmful effluents that may affect the quality of water. Additionally, increased expenditure to reduce pollution will also propel segmental growth. For instance, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has USD 28.40 Billion in available budgetary resources for the year 2022. All these factors increase the demand for pH meters, thereby propelling the regional market statistics over the analysis timeframe.

pH Meters Market Share

Some of the major industry players operating in the pH meters business are

  • Agilent Technologies
  • Mettler-Toledo International Inc.
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Contech Instruments
  • Emerson Electric Co. (Rosemount Analytical)
  • Hach
  • Qingdao Tlead International
  • Hamilton Company
  • PCE Instruments
  • Hanna Instruments, Inc.
  • Panomex Inc.
  • Shanghai Selon Scientific Instrument Co., Ltd.
  • Horiba
  • Jenco Instruments Inc.
  • Metrohm AG

These market participants are implementing various growth strategies, new product launches, partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, collaborations, and launches to enhance product capabilities to sustain market competition in the pH meters industry.

Some of the recent industry developments:

  • In March 2020, Metrohm AG launched the 914 pH/DO/Conductometer. This combined meter consists of O2-Lumitrode used to measure the concentration of dissolved oxygen. Such product launch will help company to gain more revenue strengthening its position.

The pH meters market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecasts in terms of revenue in USD from 2017 to 2028, for the following segments:

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By Product

  • Bench Top pH meters
  • Portable pH meters

By Type

  • Digital
  • Manual

By End-use

  • Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology companies
  • Food and beverage
  • Environmental testing
  • Government and academic institutions
  • Chemicals and petrochemicals
  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • UK
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East and Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa


Authors: Mariam Faizullabhoy

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Global market for pH meters exceeded USD 957 million in 2021 and is anticipated to record a CAGR of 4.2% between 2022 and 2028 considering the surging product usage on account of increasing industrialization.

Benchtop pH meters industry value surpassed USD 442.9 million in 2021 and is expected to exhibit appreciable growth driven by the multiple benefits of the product comprising increased efficiency and convenience.

North America market for pH meters accounted for over 41% of the total industry revenue in 2021 and is anticipated to expand at a commendable rate owing to the surging adoption of water testing machines for water treatment plants.

Prominent players in the pH meters industry comprise Thermo Fisher Scientific, Agilent Technologies, Hamilton Company, Contech Instruments, PCE Instruments, Panomex Inc., Jenco Instruments Inc., TECPEL CO., LTD., Mettler-Toledo International Inc., Shanghai Selon Scientific Instrument Co., Ltd., Metrohm AG, and others.

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  • Base Year: 2021
  • Companies covered: 16
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