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Application of digital image and spectroanalytical techniques combined with chemometric analysis to detect and quantify adulteration in bovine milk

Grant number: 09/01345-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2009
Effective date (End): January 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry
Principal Investigator:Edenir Rodrigues Pereira Filho
Grantee:Poliana Macedo dos Santos
Host Institution: Centro de Ciências Exatas e de Tecnologia (CCET). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


Milk provides essential nutrients (carbohydrate, fat, protein, minerals and vitamins) of great nutritional relevance for humans, particularly during childhood. Nowadays, the occurrence of milk adulteration is a major issue in the dairy industry, and has been causing concerns among costumers and food manufacturers. In this context, the objective of this study was to develop a simple, fast and non-expensive method to identify and quantify milk adulteration. In this study, three different methods were proposed based on digital image, infrared spectroscopy (IR) and time domain nuclear magnetic resonance (TD-NMR). (AU)

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Scientific publications (5)
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SANTOS, P. M.; PEREIRA-FILHO, E. R.; RODRIGUEZ-SAONA, L. E.. Rapid detection and quantification of milk adulteration using infrared microspectroscopy and chemometrics analysis. Food Chemistry, v. 138, n. 1, p. 19-24, . (09/01345-6)
SANTOS, POLIANA M.; PEREIRA-FILHO, EDENIR R.; RODRIGUEZ-SAONA, LUIS E.. Application of Hand-Held and Portable Infrared Spectrometers in Bovine Milk Analysis. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, v. 61, n. 6, p. 1205-1211, . (09/01345-6)
DOS SANTOS, POLIANA MACEDO; PEREIRA-FILHO, EDENIR RODRIGUES. Digital image analysis - an alternative tool for monitoring milk authenticity. ANALYTICAL METHODS, v. 5, n. 15, p. 3669-3674, . (09/01345-6)
SANTOS, POLIANA M.; PEREIRA-FILHO, EDENIR R.; COLNAGO, LUIZ A.. Detection and quantification of milk adulteration using time domain nuclear magnetic resonance (TD-NMR). Microchemical Journal, v. 124, p. 15-19, . (09/01345-6)
SANTOS, POLIANA M.; WENTZELL, PETER D.; PEREIRA-FILHO, EDENIR R.. Scanner Digital Images Combined with Color Parameters: A Case Study to Detect Adulterations in Liquid Cow's Milk. FOOD ANALYTICAL METHODS, v. 5, n. 1, p. 89-95, . (09/01345-6, 09/10541-3)

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