Microwave sensing of moisture content in selected fruits and vegetables

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Abstract

Moisture content is one of the most important factors determining the quality and affecting the storage and transportation of foodstuffs. One of the most widely used methods for on-line continuous non-destructive monitoring of moisture content is through the use of low-power microwave energy. Microwave aquametry is based on the relationship between the propagation of electromagnetic energy through a dielectric sample to its moisture content. Although these principles are widely applicable to a variety of food material, most of the research thus far has concentrated on characterizing the attenuation-moisture relationships of grain. Since a large volume of dried fruits and vegetables are processed daily by the food industry, there exists a need to similarly characterize the above relationships for various fruit/vegetable varieties. Our preliminary study of the attenuation moisture relationships in various fruits and vegetables is the subject of this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIGARSS 1992 - International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Space Year: Space Remote Sensing
EditorsRuby Williamson, Tammy Stein
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1181-1182
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)0780301382
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Event12th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 1992 - Houston, United States
Duration: May 26 1992May 29 1992

Publication series

NameInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Volume2

Other

Other12th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 1992
CountryUnited States
CityHouston
Period5/26/925/29/92

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Narayanan, R. M., & Vu, K. T. (1992). Microwave sensing of moisture content in selected fruits and vegetables. In R. Williamson, & T. Stein (Eds.), IGARSS 1992 - International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium: International Space Year: Space Remote Sensing (pp. 1181-1182). [578377] (International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS); Vol. 2). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.1992.578377