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2-methylisoborneol

Earthy-compost

WATER

$90.50$139.87


 

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SKU: WA-2371-42-8 Categories: , Tag:

Product Description

Earthy-compost, like compost or peat, mouldy”

Certified water flavour standard used to train professional tasters to recognize and scale the intensity of earthy-compost character.

2-Methylisoborneol is formed by Cyanobacteria, Actinobacteria and algae in lakes, reservoirs and water distribution systems. It has a very low odour threshold and is one of the most common flavour faults in potable water. The compound imparts an unpleasant earthy note, reminiscent of peat or compost.

Food grade | Free from sensory impurities | Extensively tested | Safe to smell and taste.

IMPORTANCE

Methylisoborneol imparts an unpleasant earthy odour to water which is reminiscent of peat or rotting compost. It is extremely odour-active and for that reason is one of the most common flavour faults in potable water.

ORIGINS

Methylisoborneol (2-MIB) is formed by Actinobacteria, Cyanobacteria and algae in lakes, reservoirs and water distribution systems. It is produced both by actively-growing organisms and through cell lysis and decomposition.

HOW TO TASTE

Earthy taints caused by 2-methylisoborneol can be best detected in the following way, Without covering the glass, swirl the sample to release the aroma. Take a single short sniff. Repeat as necessary.

CAS NUMBER

The CAS registry number of 2-methylisoborneol is 2371-42-8.

Additional Information

process

distribution, raw-water

flavour

algal, bacterial, microbiological spoilage, off-flavour, taint

chemical

others

capsules per pot

10 capsules, 6 capsules

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