Bottled Water Articles

  • Pubs, Bars & Clubs Case Study

    Hidden away in the back streets of Fulham, The Harwood offers award-winning food and wine in a casual and relaxed setting. Championing the very best British produce, The Harwood is currently the only Michelin-starred pub in ...


    By EcoPure Waters

  • Can Toilet-to-Tap Overcome Yuck Factor?

    UC Riverside researchers use a taste test for recycled wastewater ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Bacterial contamination of reusable bottled drinking water in Ecuador

    In northern coastal Ecuador, water is routinely sold in 20 L reusable bottles for household consumption. These bottles are filled at central treatment facilities and distributed by private water companies. Similar bottled water markets are found in countries around the world. Commercially available bottled water offers an alternative source of drinking water in locations where piped ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The switch to refillable bottled water in Indonesia: a serious health risk

    In recent years, the consumption of refillable bottled water has increased considerably in emerging countries. However, the quality of this water is often questionable, as authorities lack the capacity to properly check refilling depots. Given that refillable bottled water not only replaces unimproved water sources, but also better-quality sources, like piped and branded bottled water, its ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Predicting water filter and bottled water use in Appalachia: a community-scale case study

    A questionnaire survey was conducted in order to assess residents’ perceptions of water quality for drinking and recreational purposes in a mid-sized city in northcentral West Virginia. Two logistic regression analyses were conducted in order to investigate the factors that influence bottle use and filter use. Results show that 37% of respondents primarily use bottled water and that 58% use a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Radon levels in different types of bottled drinking water and carbonated drinks in Iraqi markets

    In the present work, radon concentration was measured for different types of bottled drinking water and carbonated drink samples that are available in Iraqi markets. Radon measurements were carried out using a RAD-7 electronic radon detector. Annual effective dose was also calculated. The measured radon concentration in samples of bottled drinking water ranged from 0.0354 to 0.248 Bq/l with a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Potential health impacts of consuming desalinated bottled water

    This study compared physicochemical properties, anion and carbon content and major and trace elements in desalinated and non-desalinated bottled water available in Qatar, and assessed the potential health risks associated with prolonged consumption of desalinated water. Results indicate that Qatar's population is not at elevated risk of dietary exposure to As (mean = 666 ng/L), Ba ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evidence of regional differences in chlorine perception by consumers: sensitivity differences or habituation?

    Chlorinous flavors are a leading cause of customers' dissatisfaction with drinking water. Potential differences in chlorine perception were investigated by conducting sensory testing experiments in France and Spain to assess consumers' sensory sensitivity (chlorine flavor detection threshold and supra-threshold intensity) as well as their liking of and acceptability for chlorinated solutions. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa in bottled drinking water in Sri Lanka: a potential health hazard

    Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a food- and water-borne opportunistic pathogen, constitutes a health risk mostly to immunocompromised patients, and also affects the taste, odour and turbidity of potable water. In order to detect P. aeruginosa in bottled water in Sri Lanka, 36 bottled water brands were collected randomly from retail and supermarkets island wide. P. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Determination of antimony in bottled water and polyethylene terephthalate bottles: a routine laboratory quality check

    The paper describes a modified and optimised conventional wet ashing method for the determination of antimony (Sb) in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles used for bottling sparkling and still water. The modified optimum conventional wet ashing method was applied as the digestion method to extract Sb from PET bottles, and the extracted Sb analysed using flame atomic absorption spectrometry ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Perceptions of bottled water consumers in three Brazilian municipalities

    This study presents perceptions of consumers of bottled water in their households in three Brazilian municipalities. Data from interviews were analyzed using the Discourse Collective Subject method. Interviewees spent, on average, the equivalent of 40% of their water bill for the public water supply on the purchase of bottled water. The decision about water consumption in the household ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The effect of seasonal climate on bottled water distribution in rural Cambodia

    The rural population of Cambodia currently has limited access to improved water sources, with monthly access significantly varying between the wet and dry seasons. This poses difficulties for many households across the country, especially in the dry season when stored rainwater – a common source for many – becomes difficult to obtain, necessitating a switch to sources unsafe for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Microbiological quality of bottled water brands sold in retail outlets in New Zealand

    The microbiological quality of bottled water has been studied over the past 30 years as bottled water can contain pathogens. The aim of this study was to determine if retailed bottled water in New Zealand complied with the Australia and New Zealand Food Standards (ANZFS) Code (2002) and the New Zealand Microbiological Reference Criteria (1995). Thirty-eight domestic and imported bottled water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • FILM RELEASE: New Story of Stuff Project movie demands a ‘Green Moore’s Law’ in the Electronics Industry

    Why “Designed for the Dump” is Toxic for People and the Planet SAN FRANCISCO, CA – At midnight Pacific on November 9th, The Story of Stuff Project will release The Story of Electronics, an 8-minute animated movie, at www.storyofelectronics.org. Hosted by Annie Leonard, the creator of the hit viral video The Story of Stuff, the film takes on the electronics industry’s ...

  • Energy implications of bottled water

    As bottled water use continues to expand around the world, there is growing interest in the environmental, economical, and social implications of that use, including concerns about waste generation, proper use of groundwater, hydrologic effects on local surface and groundwater, economic costs, and more. A key concern is how much energy is required to produce and use bottled water. This paper ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • The green document

    Replacing bottled water with Waterlogic POU units significantly reduces negative impact on the environment. Waterlogic products are by nature a disruptive technology replacing bottled water and promoting a positive effect on the environment: • Reducing fuel consumption resulting in CO2 emissions and traffic congestion caused by delivery trucks on the road moving bottles• Eliminating wasted ...


    By Waterlogic International Ltd

  • Ozone for Bottling Applications

    Over the last decades there has been an increasing demand for water in bottles, cans, etc.. This demand or trend, which has many reasons beyond the scope of this paper, has drawn manufacturers' attention to the necessity for specialised filling techniques. One particular problem that plagues the bottled water industry is the microbial quality of the bottled products. In the more recent past, ...

  • Bottled Water Boycotts: Back to-the-Tap Movement Gains Momentum

    From San Francisco to New York to Paris, city governments, high-class restaurants, schools, and religious groups are ditching bottled water in favor of what comes out of the faucet. With people no longer content to pay 1,000 times as much for bottled water, a product no better than water from the tap, a backlash against bottled water is growing. The U.S. Conference of Mayors, which represents ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Waterlogic International December 2007 newsletter

    Although coolers have become a traditional placefor office workers to exchange the latest gossip, a London council has deemed them - and bottled water - environmentally unfriendly and is insisting that staff switch to the tap variety instead.Islington council believes it will save more than £8,000 a year on bottled water and thousands more on coolers after it agreed to stop paying for them. The ...


    By Waterlogic International Ltd

  • Bottleless (POU) Water Cooler System Advantages Over Bottled Water Cooler Systems

    Bottleless water cooler (or point of use) systems advantages over bottled water cooler systems.  The use of Waterlogic products especially reduces energy and resource waste when compared to bottled water cooler ...


    By Waterlogic International Ltd

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