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Wine fermentation in-process monitoring system (WIPS)

Objective

The WIPS project will make new developments in sensor technology for the support of the European wine industry and will produce innovative hybrid MSDF system designs. Indeed, the approach adopted is to be extended and advanced. The output information from the candidate MSDF system will be fed to the monitoring and prediction system. In the design of process monitoring systems due attention must be paid to the possible existence within the plant of time delays as they can cause instability problems. Generally when confronted with a system that possesses a time delay, in the past it has been usual to introduce some kind of Smith predictor or one of its variants into the control loop. Such approaches will be explored and applied in this study.Both the MSDF and control algorithms will be fully integrated into a 'software package using an appropriate high level computer language with an intuitive graphical user friendly interface. Each individual module and the complete package will be tested and validated on the basis of a simulated mathematical model of wine fermentation. Sensor work will focus on the calibration and incorporation of commercially available sensors where possible, these include pH, temperature and sugars (sucrose, glucose, fructose). An ethanol sensor is in the final stages of development as is a Lactic acid sensor. Innovative work will be required in the development of the Malic acid sensor and an S02 sensor.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology/biosensing
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/bioprocessing technologies/fermentation
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors/biosensors
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/applied mathematics/mathematical model
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture/viticulture
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Funding Scheme

Cooperative - SMEs-Co-operative research contracts

Coordinator

POLMASSICK VINEYARD
Address
Polmassick, St Ewe
St Austell Cornwall
United Kingdom

Participants (14)

CAVE DU CANAL
France
Address
19 Quai Du Port
Castelnaudary
CANTINA VINI ARMANI A.S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Verdi 8
Chizzola Ala
MOSSI AZIENDE AGRICOLE VITIVINICOLE S.A.
Italy
Address
Albareto 80
Ziano Piacentino
LABO SRL
Italy
Address
Via Cecchi Antonio, 4/4
Genova
VENDANGEOIRS DU VAL DE LOIRE
France
Address
La Frémonderie
Tillieres
I. PAPADOPOULOS /I. KALAITZIDIS CO TRADING AS WINE ART ESTATE
Greece
Address
Mikrochori
Drama
GWENT ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Monmouth House Mamhilad Park
Pontypool Gwent
VIGO LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Dunkeswell Airfield
Honiton, Devon
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
United Kingdom
Address
Drake Circus
Plymouth, Devon
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Italy
Address
Strada Nuova 65
Pavia
ISTITUTO AGRARIO DI SAN MICHELE ALL'ADIGE
Italy
Address
Via Edmondo Mach 1
San Michele All'adige
INSTITUTUL DE CERCETARE DEZVOLTARE PENTRU VITICULTURA SI VINIFICATIE
Romania
Address
1, Valea Mantei
Valea Calugareasca, Prahova County
UNIVERSITE DE NANTES - UN
France
Address
Quai De Tourville 1
Nantes
OLIVEDA SA
Spain
Address
C/ La Roca Num. 3
Capmany