Photonic devices and monitoring techniques for the wine industry

tatevik chalyan

The use of oak barrels for wine ageing is a widespread technique due to the ideal physical and structural properties of oak wood. The oak barrel is an active, interactive container that releases aromatic compounds and tannin when wet while allowing oxygen to penetrate and largely determines the characteristics of produced wine. The level of release of characteristics compounds to the enclosed wine decreases for repeated wine fillings and after a number of refills the barrel must be replaced.

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Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose

Alessandro Giusti

Alessandro Giusti, R&D Director, CyRIC will moderate the Session powered by CyRIC about smart farming solutions based on Photonics Technology at the Smart Farming Conference 2021.

Dr Alessandro Giusti is the R&D Director of CyRIC. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a PhD in Mechanical Systems Engineering from the Laboratory of Robotics, Politecnico di Milano.

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Cyprus Research & Innovation Center CyRIC Becomes Partner of Smart Farming Conference

cyric

CyRIC – Cyprus Research & Innovation Center Ltd, is a pioneering Cyprus-based company and a regional landmark of research, innovation and entrepreneurship. CyRIC provides professional Innovation and Research and Development services to both local and international customers specializing in the fields of product design, engineering and prototyping, electronics design, robotics, automated analytical instrumentation and software development. CyRIC personnel accumulates vast experience in Research and Innovation projects with participation in numerous multimillion projects and hundreds of publications in journals and conferences.

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Optical spectroscopy and machine learning enhancing food sorting

jan de jonghe

Optimum Sorting develops and manufactures optical sorting machines for the food processing industry, mainly focusing on the sorting of potato products, candy, vegetables, nuts and dried fruits. Optimum’s sorting machines detect foreign materials in real time at high capacity, using the principles of light reflection, scattering and fluorescence. We will present a selection of results of an Actphast project in which we explored the potential of spectroscopy and the combination with machine learning to improve the detection of difficult defects in certain types of nuts.

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Optical fiber sensors for the assessment of oak barrels used in wine aging

maria konstantaki

Maria Konstantaki Aging in oak barrels, gives wine its unique mouthfeel and bouquet character due to the release of tannins and aromatic compounds. The limited availability of oak in conjunction with the demanding barrel fabrication process increases the cost of oak barrels.

Furthermore, oak barrels have a limited lifespan of use and after a number of repeated usage in wine aging they must be replaced. Currently the assessment of the condition of an oak barrel is empirical and thus subjective. A quantitate assessment method would limit cost and improve wine quality and productivity.

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The FarmTech Society (FTS) Becomes Partner of Smart Farming Conference

The FarmTech Society (FTS)

The FarmTech Society (FTS) ASBL is an international non-profit association that unites and supports the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) industry, seeking to strengthen the sector through the development and implementation of resilient and future-proof methods and technologies for indoor growing.

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Water quality monitoring using RGB cameras

indy magnus

Indy Magnus: In this presentation, we will explain how a ‘Water-Quality Early Alert System’, enabling the remote, continuous and real-time monitoring of water using RGB cameras is being developed. Generally, the idea is to correlate the RGB camera images to a variety of physicochemical parameters and biological parameters without direct contact or the need of water samples. By doing a spectroscopic study of water with different parameters, using both a spectroradiometer and hyperspectral camera, the RGB camera outlook (filters, lenses) can be optimized. Machine learning techniques are employed to process the high-dimensional data and push the sensing performance even further.

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Deep Tech and Water quality Early Alert

Pablo Perez

Pablo Perez: Deep Tech: A game changing solution aiming the intersection of three disciplines: software combined with hardware and spectroscopy. A Water-quality Early Alert System (WEAS) based on water pictures analysis to remotely (in-situ) and real time evaluate water parameters (Color, Turbidity, pH, Conductivity, DO, COD, BOD, SS, Amonia) at any sampling point using water images, in a easy to use and cost effective way.

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Lien Smeesters, B-PHOT Brussels Photonics Team is Moderator of the ACTPHAST session

Lien Smeesters

Lien Smeesters from B-PHOT Brussels Photonics Team, Vrije Universiteit Brussels is Moderator of the ACTPHAST session at the Smart Farming Conference 2021.

Lien Smeesters is a post-doctoral researcher within the B-PHOT Brussels Photonics Team at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). She focuses on multidisciplinary and applied-oriented research in the field of optical spectroscopy and optical design.

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