Quality and safety monitoring along food industry production using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS)

Project Title: Quality and safety monitoring along food industry production using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS)

Project Description:

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

For more information please contact Maria Rivola, Pietro Ibba and Dr. Luisa Petti.