Design and application of a GC-SNIff/MS system for solving taste and odour episodes in drinking water.

@article{Hochereau2004DesignAA,
  title={Design and application of a GC-SNIff/MS system for solving taste and odour episodes in drinking water.},
  author={C Hochereau and Auguste Bruchet},
  journal={Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={49 9},
  pages={81-7}
}
This paper describes the implementation of a GC-Sniff/MS system that allows the simultaneous determination of the odorous properties of compounds eluting from a GC column and their identification by MS. The technique was first tested with standard compounds then applied to real cases of taste and odour episodes. This approach allowed the identification of geosmin at low levels and suggested the possible implication of methylnaphthalene in the development of chemical odours. It provided the… CONTINUE READING