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The development of taste sensory evaluation standard for tap and drinking water

Adam, Fatmawati and Mohamed, Maketab (2003) The development of taste sensory evaluation standard for tap and drinking water. In: Seminar Kebangsaan Pengurusan Persekitaran, 8-9 Julai 2003, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor. (Submitted)



The taste sensory analysis study involved tap and bottled mineral drinking water, which were assessed blindly by the consumer panels. This preliminary study assessed and compared the taste quality level of tap waters from Gunung Pulai and Sungai Layang water treatment plants and also assessed and compared them with two different brands of bottled mineral waters. The consumer panels were divided into two groups that consisted of six persons each. Flavour Rating Assessment (FRA) and Flavour Threshold Test (FTT) methods were used as described in the 'Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater'. The data obtained were analysed statistically using the central tendency limit, z-test and ANOVA. Generally all water samples can be accepted as daily drinking water since the mean of rating scores fell within the 3-4 levels. FRA results indicate that insignificant differences exist between the Gunung Pulai tap water and bottled mineral water samples and significance different exists between Sungai Layang tap water and bottled mineral water samples. The Flavour Threshold Number (FTN) results were not detected in the water samples except the E, F and G samples originating from Sungai Layang tap water. Based on the European Community Directive standard, the FTN obtained does not exceed the standard.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bottled water, flavour rating assessment, flavour threshold test, flavour threshold number, tap water, taste sensory analysis
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:5227
Deposited By: Norhani Jusoh
Deposited On:05 Mar 2008 10:29
Last Modified:04 Sep 2017 10:35

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