Quality control is of great importance in food industry, both for the evaluation of product characteristics and to avoid the occurrence of foreign bodies contamination in packaged items. With respect to the inspections against possible contaminants inside the product, different technologies are currently adopted along production chain lines. However, the number of accidents involving low density objects remains very large. To overcome this limitation, the use of electromagnetic technologies has been recently proposed. In this work, the synergic use of terahertz and microwaves technologies is proposed, so to provide high resolution images and in-depth inspections of different scenarios, including low density materials. A focus study on sugar samples is considered, reporting both its broadband characterization at microwaves and preliminary terahertz imaging to evaluate the integrity of the packaging. Ongoing research is devoted to the development and validation of a microwave device for monitoring food products along the production line.

Broadband Electromagnetic Sensing for Food Quality Control: A Preliminary Experimental Study / Scapaticci, R.; Zappia, S.; Catapano, I.; Ruello, G.; Bellizzi, G.; Pasquino, N.; Cavagnaro, M.; Pisa, S.; Piuzzi, E.; Frezza, F.; Vipiana, F.; Tobon Vasquez, J. A.; Ricci, M.; Crocco, L.. - (2021), pp. 1-5. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2021 tenutosi a deu nel 2021 [10.23919/EuCAP51087.2021.9411022].

Broadband Electromagnetic Sensing for Food Quality Control: A Preliminary Experimental Study

Vipiana F.;Tobon Vasquez J. A.;Ricci M.;
2021

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Quality control is of great importance in food industry, both for the evaluation of product characteristics and to avoid the occurrence of foreign bodies contamination in packaged items. With respect to the inspections against possible contaminants inside the product, different technologies are currently adopted along production chain lines. However, the number of accidents involving low density objects remains very large. To overcome this limitation, the use of electromagnetic technologies has been recently proposed. In this work, the synergic use of terahertz and microwaves technologies is proposed, so to provide high resolution images and in-depth inspections of different scenarios, including low density materials. A focus study on sugar samples is considered, reporting both its broadband characterization at microwaves and preliminary terahertz imaging to evaluate the integrity of the packaging. Ongoing research is devoted to the development and validation of a microwave device for monitoring food products along the production line.
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