Special Issue "Drinking Water"

A special issue of Beverages (ISSN 2306-5710).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Abua Ikem

Department of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences, Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101, USA
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Water sustains humans. Drinking water quality, safety, availability, affordability, and accessibility to everyone are important issues with the rising global population which is predicted to reach at least 8 billion by 2050.  Advances and information in all areas related to “Drinking Water” are needed to reduce drinking water challenges globally. To continue this discussion and to effectively disseminate innovative ideas to our readers and the scientific community, the guest editor invites authors to submit manuscripts on or before 28 February 2019. As an online, open access journal, Beverages is able to publish manuscripts quickly, while still maintaining a rigorous peer-review process.

The following topics are currently of interest for this Special Issue entitled “Drinking Water”.

  • Physical, chemical (inorganic and organic), microbial contaminants in bottled, tap, ground/well waters.
  • Radioactivity in drinking water.
  • Bioactivity assessments of drinking water.
  • Perceptions of tap versus bottled water.
  • Effect of distribution systems (e.g. Pb pipes, corrosion, algae, etc.) on tap water quality.
  • Innovative treatment technologies and drinking water.
  • Drinking water regulations and public safety.
  • Drinking water policy, availability, and sustainability.

Dr. Abua Ikem
Guest Editor

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Beverages is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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The Effect of the Tactile Attributes of a Container on Mineral Water Perception
Received: 29 December 2018 / Revised: 9 February 2019 / Accepted: 27 February 2019 / Published: 5 March 2019
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The present study investigates the effect of container texture on people’s perception of four characteristics (i.e., freshness, pleasantness, level of carbonation, lightness) of mineral water (i.e., still or carbonated). Water was served in three commercial cups covered with a layer of sandpaper, satin, [...] Read more.
The present study investigates the effect of container texture on people’s perception of four characteristics (i.e., freshness, pleasantness, level of carbonation, lightness) of mineral water (i.e., still or carbonated). Water was served in three commercial cups covered with a layer of sandpaper, satin, or the same material of the cup (plastic). The blindfolded participants were asked to evaluate the mineral water using visual analogue scales. The results showed that mineral water was perceived as fresher and more pleasant when contained in plastic cups than when it was contained in cups covered with sandpaper or satin. Moreover, mineral water was perceived as lighter when contained in plastic cups than when it was contained in cups covered with sandpaper. These results suggest that people’s perception of some characteristics of mineral water can be modulated by the texture of the container in which the liquid is served. Full article
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