An electronic device designed to sense and monitor quality as well as to identify the presence of various physical parameters such as salinity, chemical composition, ph, turbidity, temperature, and other impurities such as parasites, virus are called as water quality sensors. The development of these sensitive products was mainly due to rise pollution, chemical leakages, and degraded soil quality. Water quality sensors are majorly installed at the water treatment plant, distribution systems, and are also helpful for producing data to streamline the process for management, based on which various vital decisions are followed. The sensors are so capable that even a minute change in the water quality leads to the contamination warning to the systems.
The physical properties as well impurities are identified based on various types of water quality sensors. On the basis of types of water quality sensors, the global water quality sensor market is segmented as conductivity meters, turbidity sensor, pH sensor, temperature meters, handheld meters, total organic carbon (TOC), online/process monitors, and colorimeters. Based on the end-use application, the global market is further segmented as drinking water, laboratory, waste water, aquaculture, ground water, and surface water. The end-use segment mainly comprises various water distribution facilities and treatment plants. Of which, the ground water segment majorly demands the installation of water quality sensors.
Increasing need to identify the water quality before delivering it to distribution system has forced the water treating facilities to install water quality sensors, which indirectly rises the demand for the water quality sensors products. Stringent water regulations led by the government to monitor and maintain the data about the quality of the water is also driving the global water quality sensor market. Moreover, decreased maintenance, lower cost, time saving, reliable data monitoring, and reduced manpower cost for identification are some other factors boosting the demand for water quality sensors in the market. Constant innovations and product development, technological mergers and acquisitions among the manufacturers are driving the water quality sensor market. End-users being more conscious about their health and personally witnessing the positive effect of consuming treated water demands installation of sensors in water treatment plants, which drives the demand for the water quality sensors. However, due to the high production cost of utilization of sensors may hamper the growth of the water quality sensor market in future.
Geographically, America is leading the global water quality sensors market mainly owing to the implementation of environmental monitoring in North and South America. It is anticipated to continue this trend in future.
Some of the key players in the water quality sensor market are Myron L Company, O'Keefe Controls Co, Global Treat, Inc., Blue White Industries, ProMinent Fluid Controls, Inc., and Weschler Instruments. Other major players dominating the global market are FreeWave Technologies, Schneider Electric, Adsistor Technology Inc, Eutech, Oakton, and Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Water Quality Sensor Market: Regional Segment Analysis
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East and Africa