The main, relevant, solved problems associated with taste and odour incidents in Barcelona's drinking water area in the last 14 years are reviewed. Events produced by creosote, dioxanes and dioxolanes, dicylopentadiene, and diacetyl, among the anthropogenic compounds; geosmin, MIB and iodinated trihalomethanes and chlorobromoanisoles as examples of compounds of natural origin are exemplified. The determination of the odour threshold concentrations of selected odorous compounds is also shown as a tool to gain a better knowledge of future taste and odour events.
A review of taste and odour events in Barcelona's drinking water area (1990–2004)
M.R. Boleda, A. Díaz, I. Martí, J. Martín-Alonso, L. Matia, J. Romero, F. Ventura; A review of taste and odour events in Barcelona's drinking water area (1990–2004). Water Sci Technol 1 March 2007; 55 (5): 217–221. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2007.182
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