Portable Photonics for Food Quality 
Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie
PhotonHub Demo centre
1 Day
Free-Space Photonic Components and Systems
Agro & food

Photonics plays an important and growing role in many food applications, from diagnosis and sensing of contamination, ripening, origin and quality assessment in various phases of food production.

This one-day hands-on training course provides industries, especially those developing new products or addressing an application need, with an overview of important portable photonic-based food  devices and how they can be deployed in industrial environments.

The course will focus on three approaches, applied to different use cases; 1) Fluorescence/Visible based assessment of saffron and EVO oil authenticity; 2) NIR spectroscopy for rapid assessment of protein content in intact wheat grains; 3) Hyperspectral imaging applications for raw material sorting. Course attendees will learn how these prototypes and devices are selected for specific tasks of interest. They will also learn how new early-stage prototypes can be designed or adapted to fit new industrial needs.

  1. Understanding of potentialities, limitations and key features of portable photonic instrumentation for food applications

  2. Evaluate the main components of optical diagnostic setup: spectral range, illumination, measurement conditions (hands-on activity)

  3. See and evaluate different portable instruments for different applications and physical matrices  (hands-on activity)

  4. Understand how to choose and integrate spectroscopic system in a production/quality control process

No experience
The course is ideally suited to those planning to integrate optical spectroscopy methods in food production.
Multispectral Prototype
Multispectral Prototype
Hyperspectral Imaging Camera
Sample example
CNR Research Area ARTOV Via Fosso del Cavaliere 100 00133
150 Euros per person, 100 euros discounted fee for female attendees and same group registration
Catering and Training consumables
3-8 persons
For non english speaking, it is possible to arrange the Demo Centre also in italian language.
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