Potential of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and fiber optics for process control

Kemsley, E. Katherine ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0669-3883, Wilson, Reginald H. and Belton, Peter S. (1992) Potential of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and fiber optics for process control. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 40 (3). pp. 435-438. ISSN 0021-8561

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Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy is well-established as an off-line analytical technique. In this work, the spectrometer is adapted through the addition of an optical fiber system to provide a powerful tool for on-line analysis and control. A multiplexed fiber interface has been constructed, enabling rapid sequential analysis of up to six different samples. Novel fiber optic sampling cells developed for the system include a transmission cell for use in the near-infrared (near-IR) and an attenuated total reflectance (ATR) cell for the mid-infrared (mid-IR). A number of commercially available optical fibers with varying transmission properties have been investigated. High-quality spectra have been acquired from a variety of food samples and calibrations obtained for components such as carbohydrates and ethanol in soft and alcoholic drinks. A prototype process control system uses the calibration data to control simple processes such as additions and dilutions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: chemistry(all),agricultural and biological sciences(all) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1600
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
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Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2023 09:31
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2023 09:31
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/90992
DOI: 10.1021/jf00015a014

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