Faculty Advisor

Dibiasio, David.

Abstract

This project analyzes how variables in the packaging process affect the rate of oxygen ingress of bottled beer at Wachusett Brewing Company. I designed and conducted an experiment testing dissolved oxygen in bottles over time. Through research and results, I verified Wachusett Brewing Company's current packaging process is effective at creating an oxygen barrier between bottled beer and the atmosphere. However, I identified the need for further experimentation among different types of bottle caps to ensure cost effectiveness.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Program

Chemical Engineering

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