DETECTION OF AFLATOXIN CONTAMINATED FIGS USING NEAR-INFRARED (NIR) REFLECTANCE SPECTROSCOPY


Gunes A., Kalkan H., Durmus E., BÜYÜKCAN M. B.

10th International Conference on Electronics, Computer and Computation (ICECCO), Ankara, Turkey, 7 - 09 November 2013, pp.123-126 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/icecco.2013.6718244
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.123-126

Abstract

Figs like other agricultural products may include cancerogenic aflatoxin which is caused by Aspergillus type molds. Under the UV illumination, a large portion of the aflatoxin contaminated figs expose Bright Greenish Yellow Fluorescence (BGYF) in visible light spectrum. Using the fluorescence properties, the contaminated figs are visually detected and manually removed by workers.