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Electronic nose detection of invertebrate and mycological contaminants in grain (2722) - AR0601

Description
The main objective is to determine the feasibility of the GASP (Grain Automated Sampling Prototype) electronic nose instrument, developed under Project CE0315 for moulds, to also detect invertebrate contamination and hence its usefulness for the rapid detection of a range of important spoilage organisms in grain in transit. This project addresses the policy objective of MAFF programme CE03 to maintain and improve the quality of stored grain in order to meet food safety regulations and the increasingly demanding commercial requirements for pest-free grain. The results will be used to confirm whether this technology is at the stage where it can be recommended for application in the quality assurance and traceability of grain.
Objective
To assess the feasibility of using the GASP system for detection of invertebrate grain pests in clean grain and grain with mould growth
Project Documents
• Final Report : Electronic nose detection of invertebrate and mycological contaminants in grain (2722)   (687k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2000

To: 2001

Cost: £64,286
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Silsoe Research Institute (BBSRC)
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Fields of Study
Arable Crops