- The man who invented carbonated water: Joseph Priestley and the Discovery of Oxygen:
In 1767, Priestley was offered a ministry in Leeds, Englane, located near a brewery. This abundant and convenient source of “fixed air” — what we now know as carbon dioxide — from fermentation sparked his lifetime investigation into the chemistry of gases. He found a way to produce artificially what occurred naturally in beer and champagne: water containing the effervescence of carbon dioxide. The method earned the Royal Society’s coveted Copley Prize and was the precursor of the modern soft-drink industry.
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- Pepsi to Buy SodaStream for $3.2 Billion in Shift to Healthier Drinks:
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