11. Taste-and-Odor Control

  1. John T. O'Connor1,
  2. Tom O'Connor1 and
  3. Rick Twait Superintendent of Water Purification2

Published Online: 14 JUL 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470431474.ch11

Water Treatment Plant Performance Evaluations and Operations

Water Treatment Plant Performance Evaluations and Operations

How to Cite

O'Connor, J. T., O'Connor, T. and Twait, R. (2009) Taste-and-Odor Control, in Water Treatment Plant Performance Evaluations and Operations, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470431474.ch11

Author Information

  1. 1

    H2O'C Engineering, Columbia, Missouri, USA

  2. 2

    City of Bloomington, IL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JUL 2008
  2. Published Print: 19 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470288610

Online ISBN: 9780470431474



  • taste-and-odor control and nitrate concentration increases;
  • TOC concentrations in Lake Bloomington and finished water;
  • geosmin and methyl isoborneol (MIB) odor-producing compounds


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Nutrient Sources and Organism Growth

  • Laboratory Capabilities for Assessing Lake and Treated Water Quality

  • Destratification

  • Lake Source Water Protection

  • Odor Control: Operating Procedures and Processes

  • Finished Water Taste and Odor Monitoring

  • Operational Alternatives

  • Evaluation of Potential for Modified or Enhanced Treatment Process

  • Biodegradation: Bloomington's Water Treatment Plant Operations Manual

  • Microscopic Examination and Description of Micrographs

  • Taste and Odor Remission and PAC Studies

  • Dominant Organisms in Evergreen Lake

  • Potential Future Trials

  • References