J. Peter Clark

Beverages are pressurized in their containers for a variety of reasons. Understanding these reasons and the physical phenomena involved is interesting and potentially useful in several ways. First, consider the wide range of beverages and some of the other issues that can arise.

Beverages range from the simplest—water—through complex mixtures designed, not only to quench thirst and refresh, but also to provide electrolytes and nutrients. Beverages are often based on fruit or vegetable juices and …

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