On-line monitoring of food fermentation processes using electronic noses and electronic tongues: A review

Miguel Peris, Laura Escuder-Gilabert
2013 Analytica Chimica Acta  
Peris Tortajada, M.; Escuder Gilabert, L. (2013). On-line monitoring of food fermentation processes using electronic noses and electronic tongues: A review. Elsevier Masson. ABSTRACT Fermentation processes are often sensitive to even slight changes of conditions that may result in unacceptable end-product quality. Thus, close follow-up of this type of processes is critical for detecting unfavorable deviations as early as possible in order to save downtime, materials and resources. Nevertheless
more » ... he use of traditional analytical techniques is often hindered by the need for expensive instrumentation and experienced operators and complex sample preparation. In this sense, one of the most promising ways of developing rapid and relatively inexpensive methods for quality control in fermentation processes is the use of chemical multisensor systems. In this work we present an overview of the most important contributions dealing with the monitoring of fermentation processes using electronic noses and electronic tongues. After a brief description of the fundamentals of both types of devices, the different approaches are critically commented, their strengths and weaknesses being highlighted. Finally, future trends in this field are also mentioned in the last section of the article.
doi:10.1016/j.aca.2013.09.048 pmid:24267060 fatcat:qcqlb3jeezfkvozqr6zp66lz4m