The application of an aesthetic quality index is proposed for distribution water. This index is expressed by a dimensionless number between zero and ten and it is calculated by a formula in which taste and odour, turbidity and colour take part. A sub-index has previously been defined for each of these parameters and the global index is a weighted average of all of them. The taste and odour are determined by Flavour Profile Analysis.
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Research Article| September 01 1999
An Aesthetic Quality Index for Barcelona's Water Supply
Water Sci Technol (1999) 40 (6): 23–29.
A. Bernal, R. Cardeñoso, C. Fabrellas, L. Matia, N. Salvatella; An Aesthetic Quality Index for Barcelona's Water Supply. Water Sci Technol 1 September 1999; 40 (6): 23–29. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.1999.0252
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