Water taste and odor (T&O): Challenges, gaps and solutions from a perspective of the WaterTOP network

AKÇAALAN ALBAY R., Devesa-Garriga R., Dietrich A., Steinhaus M., Dunkel A., Mall V., ...More

Chemical Engineering Journal Advances, vol.12, 2022 (Scopus) identifier


© 2022Aesthetic aspects of drinking water, such as Taste and Odor (T&O), have significant effects on consumer perceptions and acceptability. Solving unpleasant water T&O episodes in water supplies is challenging, since it requires expertise and know-how in diagnosis, evaluation of impacts and implementation of control measures. We present gaps, challenges and perspectives to advance water T&O science and technology, by identifying key areas in sensory and chemical analysis, risk assessment and water treatment, as articulated by WaterTOP (COST Action CA18225), an interdisciplinary European and international network of researchers, experts, and stakeholders.