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Research Project: Rapid Methods for Quality and Safety Inspection of Small Grain Cereals

Location: Food Quality Laboratory

Title: Grain

item Delwiche, Stephen - Steve

Submitted to: Handbook of Near-Infrared Analysis
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/11/2018
Publication Date: 5/20/2021
Citation: Delwiche, S.R. 2021. Grains. In: Ciurczak, E.W., Igne, B., Workman, J., Burns, D.A., editors. Handbook of Near-Infrared Analysis. 4th edition. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. p. 627-642.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: This book chapter addresses the application of near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy to the cereal grains. Modern day NIR spectroscopy has its origin in grain analysis, starting with research conducted by USDA scientists in the early 1960s. Since this time, the technology has branched out to many other industries, including food, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, medical, and natural resources, yet its affiliation with the grain industry continues to be substantial. The chapter illuminates the basis for grain NIR spectroscopy while emphasizing the developments of the past decade, namely in the areas of spectral imaging, food quality, and food safety.