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Fluorescence studies of beer protein uptake by silica
Author(s): Kathleen Apperson; David J. S. Birch; Kenneth Leiper; Ian P. McKeown
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Paper Abstract

Fluorescence has been investigated with respect to new methods for monitoring protein uptake by silica, with particular attention being given to haze forming proteins and foam proteins present in beer. These are of particular interest to the brewing industry as an important aspect of the brewing process is the prevention of chill haze formation. This is necessary in order to maintain the clarity of the beer and to extend the shelf life. Chill haze, which is a result of the interaction of certain proteins with some polyphenols, can be prevented by the removal of one or both of these constituents.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 May 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4252, Advances in Fluorescence Sensing Technology V, (10 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.426727
Show Author Affiliations
Kathleen Apperson, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
David J. S. Birch, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Kenneth Leiper, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Ian P. McKeown, Crosfield Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4252:
Advances in Fluorescence Sensing Technology V
Joseph R. Lakowicz; Richard B. Thompson, Editor(s)

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