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A quality control technique based on UV-VIS absorption spectroscopy for tequila distillery factories
Author(s): O. Barbosa Garcia; G. Ramos Ortiz; J. L. Maldonado; J. Pichardo Molina; M. A. Meneses Nava; Enrique Landgrave; M. J. Cervantes
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Paper Abstract

A low cost technique based on the UV-VIS absorption spectroscopy is presented for the quality control of the spirit drink known as tequila. It is shown that such spectra offer enough information to discriminate a given spirit drink from a group of bottled commercial tequilas. The technique was applied to white tequilas. Contrary to the reference analytic methods, such as chromatography, for this technique neither special personal training nor sophisticated instrumentations is required. By using hand-held instrumentation this technique can be applied in situ during the production process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 February 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6046, Fifth Symposium Optics in Industry, 60460E (10 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.674439
Show Author Affiliations
O. Barbosa Garcia, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A. C. (Mexico)
G. Ramos Ortiz, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A. C. (Mexico)
J. L. Maldonado, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A. C. (Mexico)
J. Pichardo Molina, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A. C. (Mexico)
M. A. Meneses Nava, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A. C. (Mexico)
Enrique Landgrave, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A. C. (Mexico)
M. J. Cervantes, Ctr. de Investigación y Asistencia en Tecnología y Diseño del Estado de Jalisco A. C. (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6046:
Fifth Symposium Optics in Industry
Eric Rosas; Rocío Cardoso; Juan C. Bermudez; Oracio Barbosa-García, Editor(s)

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