Off-Flavours in Source WatersSession Chair – Dr Djanette KhiariProgramme committee: Andrea Dietrich, Sue Watson, Linda Lawton Many natural and anthropogenic activities are responsible for water quality issues. We welcome abstracts on recent incidents , emerging issues and future needs.
Analytical MethodsSession Chair – Dr Craig McKenzieProgramme committee: Linda Lawton, Christine Edwards, Auguste Bruchet Rapid and accurate analysis is essential for successful management of water supplies. We welcome submission of abstracts on sampling strategy, processing protocols and analysis (biological, electronic sensors, chemical and physicochemical) of taste and odour compounds.
Water Treatment TechnologySession Chair – Dr Auguste BruchetProgramme committee: Philippe Piriou,TomGiloglly, B.U. Bae, Gayle Newcombe Removal of off-flavours is an essential component of the water treatment process. We invite abstracts on the application of biological, chemical, physical and combined treatment processes for the removal taste and odour compounds.
Biological Odour ProductionSession Chair – Dr Sue WatsonProgramme committee: Steve Giglio, Christine Edwards Micro-organisms including cyanobacteria, actinomycetes and fungi can produce a large number of chemically diverse odour compounds . We invite submission of abstacts that expand our knowledge of these organisms using taxonomic, biochemical or molecular methods.
Fish and AquacultureSession Chair – Professor Linda A. LawtonProgramme committee: Christine Edwards, ZsuannaGy Papp With increasing pressure on sustainable food sources, aquaculture may provide one solution. However, the industry is regularly hampered by off-flavours resulting in serious financial loss and even bankruptcy. We invite the submission of abstracts on the occurrence, significance or management of off-flavours in aquaculture..
Source Water ManagementSession Chair – Professor Tsair-Fuh LinProgramme committee: Min Yang, Michael Burch Extreme weather events, pollution and excessive abstraction present new challenges for management and maintenance of water quality. We welcome submission of abstracts on these topics with solutions and future concerns.
Na+ Mg2+ Ca2+ K+ Mn2+ NO32- HCO3- Cl- SO42- CO32- Fe2+ Cu2+ Minerals and Metals; Desalinated, Bottle and TapSession Chair – Professor Andrea DietrichProgramme committee: Ricard Devasa, Gary Burlingame The composition of water combined with processing, storage and distribution can result in off-flavours detected by the consumer. We invite the submission of abstracts on all aspects of off-flavours due to inorganic components.
Waste water treatment; odours in Water and AirSession Chair – Dr Mel SuffetProgramme committee: Chao Chen, Richard Stuetz Waster water treatment can result in the production of odorous compounds. We invite the submission of abstracts that address the occurrence and remediation of these problems.
T&O in Distribution SystemsSession Chair – Dr Auguste BruchetProgramme committee: Philippe Piriou,TomGiloglly, B.U. Bae, Gayle Newcombe Materials used for water distribution systems along with chemicals used for disinfection can lead to an array of taste and odour issues. We welcome the submission of abstracts that address problem areas, monitoring strategies and solutions.
Perception at TapSession Chair – Professor Andrea DietrichProgramme committee: Ricard Devasa, Gary Burlingame Perception of safety and quality is determined by the consumer. We welcome the submission of abstracts that address occurrence and management of customer complaints.