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Food quality and safety monitoring using gas sensor array in intelligent packaging
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Industrial and Medical Electronics. KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Centres, VinnExcellence Center for Intelligence in Paper and Packaging, iPACK.
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2016 (English)In: Sensor Review, ISSN 0260-2288, E-ISSN 1758-6828, Vol. 36, no 2, 169-183 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
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Purpose - This paper aims to study different possibilities for implementing easy-to-use and cost-effective micro-systems to detect and trace expelled gases from rotten food. The paper covers various radio-frequency identification (RFID) technologies and gas sensors as the two promoting feasibilities for the tracing of packaged food. Monitoring and maintaining quality and safety of food in transport and storage from producer to consumer are the most important concerns in food industry. Many toxin gases, even in parts per billion ranges, are produced from corrupted and rotten food and can endanger the consumers' health. To overcome the issues, intelligent traceability of food products, specifically the packaged ones, in terms of temperature, humidity, atmospheric conditions, etc., has been paid attention to by many researchers. Design/methodology/approach - Food poisoning is a serious problem that affects thousands of people every year. Poisoning food must be recognized early to prevent a serious health problem. Contaminated food is usually detectable by odor. A small gas sensors and low-cost tailored to the type of food packaging and a communication device for transmitting alarm output to the consumer are key factors in achieving intelligent packaging. Findings - Conducting polymer composite, intrinsically conducting polymer and metal oxide conductivity gas sensors, metal- oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) gas sensors offer excellent discrimination and lead the way for a new generation of "smart sensors" which will mould the future commercial markets for gas sensors. Originality/value - Small size, low power consumption, short response time, wide operating temperature, high efficiency and small area are most important features of introduced system for using in package food.

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2016. Vol. 36, no 2, 169-183 p.
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Food industry, Gas sensors, Polymer sensors, RFID, Safety, Sensors
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Food Science Other Engineering and Technologies
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-187215DOI: 10.1108/SR-07-2015-0115ISI: 000376204600008ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84962440543OAI: diva2:929286

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Available from: 2016-05-18 Created: 2016-05-18 Last updated: 2016-06-10Bibliographically approved

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