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Food analyses using NIR spectral imaging

Grant number: 18/02500-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2018
Effective date (End): August 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Food Science and Technology - Food Engineering
Principal Investigator:Douglas Fernandes Barbin
Grantee:Luis Jam Pier Cruz Tirado
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia de Alimentos (FEA). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:15/24351-2 - Applications of image analyses and NIR spectroscopy for quality assessment and authentication of food products, AP.JP
Associated scholarship(s):19/04833-3 - A new approach based on hyperspectral imaging for farming system authentication of seeds, BE.EP.MS


This master's project will investigate the application of near infrared spectral images (NIR) for differentiation and authentication of food products. Chemical composition and physico-chemical parameters such as color and pH will be evaluated for characterization of the samples. The images will be acquired and the region of interest to be analyzed will be isolated to obtain the spectra. The most relevant wavelengths in spectral measurements will be identified through variable selection methods for use in predictive models, in order to reduce the volume of data for processing, enabling applications in the food industry. This work will be developed within a Young Researcher Project, whose proposal is to develop innovative methods of food evaluation with potential for medium-term application in industry. (AU)

Scientific publications
(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)
CRUZ-TIRADO, J. P.; FERNANDEZ PIERNA, JUAN ANTONIO; ROGEZ, HERVE; FERNANDES BARBIN, DOUGLAS; BAETEN, VINCENT. Authentication of cocoa (Theobroma cacao) bean hybrids by NIR-hyperspectral imaging and chemometrics. FOOD CONTROL, v. 118, DEC 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
CRUZ-TIRADO, J. P.; BARROS FERREIRA, RAMON SOUSA; LIZARRAGA, EDWARD; TAPIA-BLACIDO, DELIA R.; SILVA, N. C. C.; ANGELATS-SILVA, LUIS; SICHE, RAUL. Bioactive Andean sweet potato starch-based foam incorporated with oregano or thyme essential oil. FOOD PACKAGING AND SHELF LIFE, v. 23, MAR 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ORRILLO, IMER; CRUZ-TIRADO, J. P.; CARDENAS, ALICIA; ORUNA, MARITZA; CARNERO, ALESSANDRA; BARBIN, DOUGLAS F.; SICHE, RAUL. Hyperspectral imaging as a powerful tool for identification of papaya seeds in black pepper. FOOD CONTROL, v. 101, p. 45-52, JUL 2019. Web of Science Citations: 2.

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