The main project objectives are to design and develop innovative low cost portable non-invasive testing equipment for quality monitoring throughout the food chain, based around a combined electromagnetic and acoustic (ultrasonic) methods. In the light of recent concerns over food quality, such as BSE and genetic modification, it is clear that consumers are demanding much more precise and quantifiable information on the quality of the food they eat. Thus, the proposed project will contribute directly to improving the quality of life and health and safety, by giving direct, non-subjective measurements of food quality, thus giving peace of mind to the consumer that the food they are eating is safe. It will also give food processors, wholesalers and retailers a quantifiable means with which to test not only the edibility of food, but also a quantifiable means of enabling a more quality-controlled supply of foodstuffs.
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards