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A quantitative study for determination of sugar concentration using attenuated total reflectance terahertz (ATR-THz) spectroscopy
Author(s): Diding Suhandy; Tetsuhito Suzuki; Yuichi Ogawa; Naoshi Kondo; Takeshi Ishihara; Yuichiro Takemoto
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Paper Abstract

The objective of our research was to use ATR-THz spectroscopy together with chemometric for quantitative study in food analysis. Glucose, fructose and sucrose are main component of sugar both in fresh and processed fruits. The use of spectroscopic-based method for sugar determination is well reported especially using visible, near infrared (NIR) and middle infrared (MIR) spectroscopy. However, the use of terahertz spectroscopy for sugar determination in fruits has not yet been reported. In this work, a quantitative study for sugars determination using attenuated total reflectance terahertz (ATR-THz) spectroscopy was conducted. Each samples of glucose, fructose and sucrose solution with different concentrations were prepared respectively and their absorbance spectra between wavenumber 20 and 450 cm-1 (between 0.6 THz and 13.5 THz) were acquired using a terahertz-based Fourier Transform spectrometer (FARIS-1S, JASCO Co., Japan). This spectrometer was equipped with a high pressure of mercury lamp as light source and a pyroelectric sensor made from deuterated L-alanine triglycine sulfate (DLTGS) as detector. Each spectrum was acquired using 16 cm-1 of resolution and 200 scans for averaging. The spectra of water and sugar solutions were compared and discussed. The results showed that increasing sugar concentration caused decreasing absorbance. The correlation between sugar concentration and its spectra was investigated using multivariate analysis. Calibration models for glucose, fructose and sucrose determination were developed using partial least squares (PLS) regression. The calibration model was evaluated using some parameters such as coefficient of determination (R2), standard error of calibration (SEC), standard error of prediction (SEP), bias between actual and predicted sugar concentration value and ratio prediction to deviation (RPD) parameter. The cross validation method was used to validate each calibration model. It is showed that the use of ATR-THz spectroscopy combined with appropriate chemometric can be a potential for a rapid determination of sugar concentrations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8027, Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety III, 802705 (3 June 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.886183
Show Author Affiliations
Diding Suhandy, Kyoto Univ. Graduate School of Agriculture (Japan)
Tetsuhito Suzuki, Kyoto Univ. Graduate School of Agriculture (Japan)
Yuichi Ogawa, Kyoto Univ. Graduate School of Agriculture (Japan)
Naoshi Kondo, Kyoto Univ. Graduate School of Agriculture (Japan)
Takeshi Ishihara, Panasonic Corp. (Japan)
Yuichiro Takemoto, Panasonic Corp. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8027:
Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety III
Moon S. Kim; Shu-I Tu; Kaunglin Chao, Editor(s)

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