||Sensory Testers Invited to Develop Water-Flavor Standards
ASTM will develop standards that assess the effects of piping,
gaskets, sealants, and other materials on the flavor of drinking
water. The resulting standards will help water utilities identify
materials less likely to alter drinking water taste.
A task force of ASTM Committee E18 on Sensory Evaluation of Materials and Products is seeking sensory
evaluators with knowledge of:
Materials in contact with water or food; or
Flavor assessment of drinking water.
An introductory task force meeting will be held at the ASTM Committee
E18 meetings, October 2-4 in Montreal.
According to task force member Roy Desrochers, senior manager,
Sensory Technology Group, Arthur D. Little, Inc., Cambridge, Mass.,
the American Water Works Association Research Foundation requested
that a flavor-assessment method be developed by ASTM. North Americans
and Europeans who developed similar methods will participate on
the ASTM task force of sensory, materials, and drinking-water
For further technical information, contact Roy Desrochers, senior manager, Sensory Technology Group, Arthur D. Little,
Inc., Cambridge, Mass. (phone: 617/498-5127). For meeting or membership
details, contact staff manager Jim Olshefsky, ASTM (phone: 610/832-9714). //
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