Project Title: Quality and safety monitoring along food industry production using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS)
The interest of the agri-food sector for a non-destructive and rapid technique for monitoring food quality and safety is increasing and electrical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) has shown great potential in this direction. The aim of this project development a portable, real-time and low-cost EIS method to assess and manage critical variables in food manufacturing processes and in storage context.
The project consists of the following steps:
- To correlate the impedance response to fruit quality parameters and fruit changes using a commercial benchtop impedance analyzer
- To improve an already existing portable, real-time and low-cost prototype EIS-based glove for the evaluation of fruit quality, fabricated using flexible spray-coated electrodes, to allow noninvasive assessment of critical variables in field and during storage
- Application of statistical methods and machine learning for a more accurate evaluation of impedance spectroscopy parameters
- To correlate the impedance response of others food matrices to quality parameters using a commercial benchtop impedance analyzer