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Sales growth seen for multi-parameter products.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued stricter standards and tougher penalties for companies that threaten water purity and quality.

In response, establishments ranging from water treatment facilities and aquaculture farms to paper mills are investing in portable, multi-parameter instrumentation to meet monitoring needs.

Multi-parameter products integrate several functions into one unit. In most applications where water quality analyses are necessary, multiple parameter measurements are required.

An analysis by Frost & Sullivan shows that the continuous products segment generated revenues of $127 million in 2000 and is projected to increase to $171.5 million by 2007.

"The multi-parameter market is experiencing significantly higher growth than other sectors of the industry, a trend that is expected to continue as increasing equipment reliability leads users to replace several single-parameter units with more convenient multi-parameter versions," says Frost & Sullivan industry analyst Nikolai Pitchforth.

"Although multi-parameter instruments are significantly more expensive than single-parameter instruments, over the long term, they will prove to be more cost effective."
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