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Optical technology for intelligent monitoring on-line

Objective

OPTIMO concerns the definition and control of quality in the production of water for human consumption and in the production of blending of wines. In the water industry, on-line colour measurement is the principle parameter driving the treatment process (coagulation) and in the wine industry, colour is used to define wine type, to control blending and to monitor the quality. However, in both of these industries in-process colour measurement is adversely influenced by the presence of suspended particles (turbidity, haze) and this leads to inccurate definition and inefficient control of product quality.

The objectives of the project are to enable (i) more accurate definition of on-line water quality and of wine quality and hence better correspondence between on-line and off-line quality measures as defined by National and EU regulatory imperatives, (ii) more efficient control of the water treatment process (coagulation) at lower cost by saving on raw materials and man power, (iii) more efficient control of the wine production and blending process at lower cost by saving on raw materials, reduced intervention and man power, and to improve the accuracy of environmental sediment and pollutant transport studies in general.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
Address
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU Loughborough
United Kingdom

Participants (7)

Cae Srl
Italy
Address
Via Ca Dell'orbo 48
40050 Villanova Di Castenaso Bologna
Centro de Ciencias e Tecnologias Opticas
Portugal
Address
687,Rua Do Capmo Alegre
4150 Porto
Instituto do Vinho do Porto
Portugal
Address
Rua De Ferreira Borges
4050 Porto
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Via Panciatichi 64
50127 Firenze
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Maclean Building, Crowmarsh Gifford
OX10 8BB Wallingford
Photonetics SA
France
Address
52,Avenue De L'europe
78160 Marly-le-roi
YORKSHIRE WATER SERVICES LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Halifax Road - Western House
BD6 2LZ Bradford