Water Quality Monitoring Market: Top Applications

Water Quality Monitoring Market_Inkwood Research

Water quality monitoring systems collect and analyze data to observe a set of parameters and ecological & health characteristics of water bodies. These monitoring systems are used in various industries, including pharmaceuticals, life sciences, and food & beverage, to sample and evaluate water quality. Stringent regulations and widespread water contamination raise the need for better water quality monitoring. Accordingly, technological advancements in water quality monitoring are projected to offer growth opportunities. Inkwood Research predicts the global water quality monitoring market to propel with a 5.91% CAGR by 2032, generating a revenue of $9618.20 million during the forecasted years 2023-2032.

Growing Need for Water Quality Monitoring

According to the United Nations, the world’s population has multiplied from an estimated 2.5 billion individuals in 1950 to around 8 billion in 2022. Clean water is becoming increasingly scarce as the world’s population grows. As a result, industries, governments, and public-health organizations are significantly investing in water quality monitoring to guarantee abundant clean water to sustain life through various applications.

Additionally, as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, waterborne pathogens cause 7,000 deaths, 120,000 hospitalizations, 7 million illnesses, and $3 billion in healthcare expenses annually in the United States alone. Further, increased recreational water usage, aging drinking water infrastructure, and changing environmental factors contribute to concerns regarding waterborne illness prevention.

Water Quality Monitoring: Prominent Applications

  • Utilities

Utilities are dominating the application segment in the global water quality monitoring market, with a revenue of over $2 billion in 2022.

Utilities are companies that provide water and wastewater services. These companies provide water quality information to ensure the safety of rivers, groundwater, and lakes. This is further used to detect contaminants and other chemical factors in bodies of water based on requirements for specific usage.

Besides, local governments assign non-public businesses to check the quality of water. This new privatization trend has increased demand for municipal water and wastewater systems. Moreover, the demand for water quality management is expected to increase due to the conservation of water bodies. For instance, to maintain the water quality, water utilities and municipalities in Europe adopted new technology for water quality management based on the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) and National Water Legislation.

  • Industrial

According to pollution control board requirements, water should be treated before being discharged or released from any industrial operation. Reducing the number of contaminants in wastewater and meticulously monitoring all metrics is a critical civic obligation. Industries and chemical plants release wastewater and sewage without proper treatment to remove hazardous compounds. This affects water bodies, such as drinking water, lakes, and rivers, thereby hampering human health and the environment.

Chemical variables that mix with water make it unsuitable for beneficial uses. Accordingly, chemicals, including methane, acetone, chlorine, ethanol, and ultrapure water, are employed in industrial operations and are eventually combined with wastewater.

  • Commercial

Commercial water is derived from both surface and subsurface sources. Restaurants, hotels, office buildings, cleaning services, fire departments, parks, and golf courses are examples of commercial sectors. These business sectors must provide adequate on-site wastewater treatment facilities for wastewater recycling for gardening and other non-domestic applications.

Due to the fast expansion of commercial sectors, European nations, such as the United Kingdom, France, and Germany, provide tremendous potential for deploying these water quality monitoring systems. For instance, Horiba Ltd released the nanoPartica SZ100V2 series nanoparticle analyzer in line with recent developments. It determines the number, size, and surface charge of nanoparticles in water. Furthermore, online water monitoring systems based on ZigBee and GPRS for assessing and testing water quality are being adopted, which is expected to boost market expansion.

  • Residential

The demand for clean water has risen in recent years due to rising urbanization and the availability of limited clean water supplies. Several factors, like pH, dissolved oxygen, and turbidity, must be checked to safeguard water quality. Small-to-medium-sized firms have created new sensors, such as water quality data recorders, durable water quality monitoring system sensors, and water temperature sensors, to cater to the requirement for water quality monitoring in residential areas.

According to Inkwood Research, Residential is expected to be the leading application during the forecast period, with a 6.75% CAGR by the end of 2032.


IoT-Based Technology – Future of Water Quality Monitoring

The Internet of Things (IoT) has enabled the development of automatic water quality monitoring systems that mitigate challenges. Several water parameters can be measured in real-time from remote locations using devices like sensors and probes. These devices share live data about the quality of a water body with a platform suite. The applications of water quality systems in different fields are limitless and are therefore anticipated to change how various sectors operate to leverage these monitoring systems. Hence, these advanced applications drive the global water quality monitoring market.

By Sukanya Mukherjee


Which is one of the most prominent growth drivers of the global water quality monitoring market?

Surging number of cases of water-borne diseases is one of the most prominent growth drivers of the global water quality monitoring market.

Which country is leading the global water quality monitoring market during the forecast period?

China is leading the global water quality monitoring market during the forecast period.