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Non-Destructive Method to Estimate the Moisture Content in Bread using Multi-Channel Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy

Bhatt, Chintan M and Nagaraju, J (2009) Non-Destructive Method to Estimate the Moisture Content in Bread using Multi-Channel Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy. In: Sensors Applications Symposium, 2009. SAS 2009. IEEE . pp. 56-60.

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Abstract

Bread undergoes several physicochemical changes during storage that results in a rapid loss of freshness. These changes depend on moisture content present in bread product. An instrument based on electrical impedance spectroscopy technique is developed to estimate moisture content of bread at different zones using designed multi-channel ring electrodes. A dedicated AT89S52 microcontroller and associated peripherals are employed for hardware. A constant current is applied across bread loaf through central pair of electrodes and developed potential across different zones of bread loaf are measured using remaining four ring electrode pairs. These measured values of voltage and current are used to measure the impedance at each zone. Electrical impedance behavior of the bread loaf at crust and crumb is investigated during storage. A linear relationship is observed between the measured impedance and moisture content present in crust and crumb of bread loaf during storage of 120 hours.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Bread; impedance spectroscopy; multi-channel ring electrodes; moisture content
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation and Applied Physics (Formally ISU)
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2009 09:35
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:42
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/22462

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