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Development of nanostructured sensor aiming the detection of volatile compounds for food quality indicators

Grant number: 16/23793-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2017
Status:Discontinued
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Daniel Souza Corrêa
Grantee:Rafaela da Silveira Andre
Home Institution: Embrapa Instrumentação Agropecuária. Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA). Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento (Brasil). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):19/04154-9 - Free-standing ceramic nanofibers as sensitive layer in integrated sensor systems for gas detection, BE.EP.PD

Abstract

Global population growth and serious food waste results in a critical hunger situation around the world. Previous studies point out that 1/3 of all food produced on the planet is thrown away, and indicate that if waste were minimized, the problem of hunger could be eradicated without the need to increase current food production. Meat production chain, stock and distribution are considered one of the most critical because it requires specific conditions of temperature, humidity and luminosity. Billions of dollars are discarded annually from the waste of meat, which is often still suitable for consumption, but out of the shelf life stipulated on the package. Given this scenario, it is of great interest to develop sensors for the detection of gases that indicate the quality of the meat, and which present characteristics such as low cost, easy operation, good sensitivity and portability. These gases from meat decomposition are known as organic volatiles, and can be formed by amine derivatives and hydrogen sulphide. Given the great concern about food waste and also the health risks of spoiled meat consumption, there is a strong interest in the development of new technologies to monitor the meat freshness in a more efficient and practical way. Therefore, electric sensors and colorimetric sensors stand out due to the possibility of portability, large-scale production at low cost and high sensitivity. In this context, the present proposal focuses on the development of a hand-held system for remote detection of amine derivatives and hydrogen sulphide. The device will be optimized as a nanostructured composite platform consisting of flexible and low cost substrate modified with organic/inorganic composites layers to determine the freshness of food and its safety for consumption. (AU)

Scientific publications (9)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
MERCANTE, LUIZA A.; ANDRE, RAFAELA S.; MATTOSO, LUIZ H. C.; CORREA, DANIEL S. Electrospun Ceramic Nanofibers and Hybrid-Nanofiber Composites for Gas Sensing. ACS APPLIED NANO MATERIALS, v. 2, n. 7, p. 4026-4042, JUL 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
ANDRE, RAFAELA S.; MERCANTE, LUIZA A.; FACURE, MURILO H. M.; MATTOSO, LUIZ H. C.; CORREA, DANIEL S. Enhanced and selective ammonia detection using In2O3/reduced graphene oxide hybrid nanofibers. Applied Surface Science, v. 473, p. 133-140, APR 15 2019. Web of Science Citations: 7.
LOCILENTO, DANILO A.; MERCANTE, LUIZA A.; ANDRE, RAFAELA S.; MATTOSO, LUIZ H. C.; LUNA, GENOVEVA L. F.; BRASSOLATTI, PATRICIA; ANIBAL, FERNANDA DE F.; CORREA, DANIEL S. Biocompatible and Biodegradable Electrospun Nanofibrous Membranes Loaded with Grape Seed Extract for Wound Dressing Application. Journal of Nanomaterials, 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
SCHNEIDER, RODRIGO; MERCANTE, LUIZA A.; ANDRE, RAFAELA S.; BRANDAO, HUMBERTO DE M.; MATTOSO, LUIZ H. C.; CORREA, DANIEL S. Biocompatible electrospun nanofibers containing cloxacillin: Antibacterial activity and effect of pH on the release profile. REACTIVE & FUNCTIONAL POLYMERS, v. 132, p. 26-35, NOV 2018. Web of Science Citations: 5.
ANDRE, RAFAELA S.; PEREIRA, JESSICA C.; MERCANTE, LUIZA A.; LOCILENTO, DANILO; MATTOSO, LUIZ H. C.; CORREA, DANIEL S. ZnO-Co3O4 heterostructure electrospun nanofibers modified with poly(sodium 4-styrenesulfonate): Evaluation of humidity sensing properties. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, v. 767, p. 1022-1029, OCT 30 2018. Web of Science Citations: 6.
ANDRE, RAFAELA S.; SANFELICE, RAFAELA C.; PAVINATTO, ADRIANA; MATTOSO, LUIZ H. C.; CORREA, DANIEL S. Hybrid nanomaterials designed for volatile organic compounds sensors: A review. MATERIALS & DESIGN, v. 156, p. 154-166, OCT 15 2018. Web of Science Citations: 19.
MIGLIORINI, FERNANDA L.; SANFELICE, RAFAELA C.; MERCANTE, LUIZA A.; ANDRE, RAFAELA S.; MATTOSO, LUIZ H. C.; CORREA, DANIEL S. Urea impedimetric biosensing using electrospun nanofibers modified with zinc oxide nanoparticles. Applied Surface Science, v. 443, p. 18-23, JUN 15 2018. Web of Science Citations: 6.
TERRA, IDELMA A. A.; MERCANTE, LUIZA A.; ANDRE, RAFAELA S.; CORREA, DANIEL S. Fluorescent and Colorimetric Electrospun Nanofibers for Heavy-Metal Sensing. BIOSENSORS-BASEL, v. 7, n. 4 DEC 2017. Web of Science Citations: 12.
ANDRE, RAFAELA S.; CHEN, JUN; KWAK, DONGWOOK; CORREA, DANIEL S.; MATTOSO, LUIZ H. C.; LEI, YU. A flexible and disposable poly(sodium 4-styrenesulfonate)/polyaniline coated glass microfiber paper for sensitive and selective detection of ammonia at room temperature. Synthetic Metals, v. 233, p. 22-27, NOV 2017. Web of Science Citations: 5.

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