|BAEK, INSUCK - Orise Fellow
|Qin, Jianwei - Tony Qin
|CHO, BYOUNG-KWAN - Chungnam National University
Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/1/2021
Publication Date: 2/1/2021
Citation: Baek, I., Qin, J., Cho, B., Kim, M.S. 2021. Quality evaluation of agro-products by imaging and spectroscopy. Bentham Science Publishers. p. 27-48. https://doi.org/10.2174/97898114858001210101.
Interpretive Summary: Agro-products, such as fruits and vegetables, meat, grains, and dairy products, are essential for human life. Reliable quality and safety evaluation is important for the health of the consumers. Thus rapid and precise evaluation methods for the agro-products are required for food industries and regulatory agencies. This book chapter presents basic concepts, components and principles of imaging and spectroscopy techniques for food and agricultural applications. It reviews optical sensing studies for quality and safety inspections of food and agricultural products. The chapter can help readers gain the basic knowledge of the optical sensing techniques and also promote their adoptions and applications for research, industrial, and regulatory uses.
Technical Abstract: The quality of agro-products is the foremost current issue for the food industry and consumers. Healthful agro-products such as fruits and vegetables, meat, grains, and dairy products are essential for human life, and reliable quality evaluation is important for product safety and consumer appeal. As a result, rapid, and precise evaluation methods for the quality of agro-products are required. In this regard, optical sensing techniques such as imaging and spectroscopy are among the most promising techniques currently investigated for quality assessment purposes in agricultural fields. This chapter aims to present the basic concepts, components and principles of imaging and spectroscopy techniques, in a comparative manner for agriculture application. Moreover, this chapter also elaborates upon the partiality of the optical sensing techniques by highlighting previous studies in agricultural applications. The insights in this chapter will help a novice to understand and encourage their further knowledge about optical sensing techniques.