Identification of off-flavour compounds in high-density polyethylene

Kirsi Villberg, Anja Veijanen, I. Gustafsson

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Abstract

The use of synthetic pipes for drinking water distribution has increased. High-density polyethylene (HPDE) is preferred because its favourable mechanical properties, ease of handling during manufacturing, and low permeability to external contaminants. Off-flavour drinking water is a problem with plastic pipes. A combined zeolite called Abscents is used to eliminate odours and to remove odourcausing compounds. The system used for analysis of volatile organic compounds was a GC/MS/SNIFF-system. Purge and trap techniques were used to introduce the volatile, off-flavour components into the gas chromatograph.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)922-925
JournalPolymer Engineering and Science
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Villberg, Kirsi ; Veijanen, Anja ; Gustafsson, I. / Identification of off-flavour compounds in high-density polyethylene. In: Polymer Engineering and Science. 1998 ; Vol. 38, No. 6. pp. 922-925.
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