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MUlti SEnsor Technology for management of food processes

Objective

The concept behind MUSE-Tech is the development of three single sensors (Photoacoustic, Quasi Imaging UV-Vis and a Distributed Temperature) which will be integrated in a versatile and affordable Multi Sensor Device (MSD). The MSD will be based on a versatile plug-in architecture for real-time monitoring (on-/in-line) of multiple parameters associated with the quality and the chemical safety of raw and in-process materials.
MSD data array, including quantitative information about both volatile and non-volatile compounds, will be merged by using data fusion techniques and will be used to build empirical predictive models for Critical Quality Attributes (CQAs) and to establish the multivariate design space.
Auto-adaptive software will be implemented to automatically adjust Critical Process Parameters (CPPs) on the basis of the real-time measurement of CQAs in the raw and in-process materials.
The MSD will be rapid and sensitive in order to achieve targeted and consistent levels of quality and chemical safety in the final products, and will support early warning, automatic decision-making protocols and PAT strategy in the food industry.
Three MSD prototypes will be assembled, calibrated and tested in three case studies: i.e. bread processing (dough mixing and proving), potato chips frying and brewing (wort mashing and boiling). MUSE-Tech will bridge the gap between state of the art sensing technologies and industrial PAT applications by providing affordable sensing tools (85000 EUR each prototype; expected 25000 EUR for >100 units) and demonstrating fitness for purpose of the MSD at industrial and pilot plant level for the three case studies.
Results of MUSE-Tech will be disseminated to EU food chain stakeholders promoting market take-up of the technology.
MUSE-tech will contribute to reduce manufacturing costs and food waste by enabling a more efficient control of the processes and supporting the competitiveness of the EU food industry, especially SMEs

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES
Address
Ctra C-59 Km 12 Torre Marimon
08140 Caldes De Montbui Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 478 995
Administrative Contact
Massimo Castellari (Dr.)

Participants (12)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Participation ended

Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pekka Suopajärvi (Mr.)
Campden BRI
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 259 032
Address
Station Road
GL55 6LD Chipping Campden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Clare Cairns (Mrs.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 275 221
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pekka Suopajärvi (Mr.)
FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 206 560
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 3
08860 Castelldefels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dolors Mateu (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 297 400
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Gregory (Mr.)
VYZKUMNY USTAV PIVOVARSKY A SLADARSKY AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 185 514
Address
Lipova 15
120 44 Praha
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Miroslav Dienstbier (Dr.)
STICHTING EFFOST
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 119 920
Address
Nieuwe Kanaal 9 A
6709 PA Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Brian Mckenna (Prof.)
GASERA OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 463 840
Address
Tykistokatu 4
20520 Turku
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ismo Kauppinen (Dr.)
PEACOCK TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 313 984
Address
Alpha Centre Unit 4
FK9 4NF Stirling Stirlingshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrew Peacock (Dr.)
NILMA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 111 308
Address
Via E Zacconi 24/A
43100 Parma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alberto Nobili (Mr.)
PACOVSKE STROJIRNY, AKCIOVA SPOLECNOST, PACOV AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 121 200
Address
Nadrazni 697
395 01 Pacov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Síbrt (Mr.)
SIRO AGUILAR, S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 144 450
Address
Carretera Burgos Portugal Km 84
34200 Venta De Baños
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juan Alava (Dr.)