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Fourier Transform Infrared Examination Of Surface Contamination On Aluminum Coil Stock And Flavor Impact On Beverages Packaged In Aluminum Cans
Author(s): D. J. Ehntholt; D. Kendall; L. W. Guilmette; E. V. Misao
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Paper Abstract

Using Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, we successfully examined low levels of organic contamination on aluminum coil stock surfaces. These organics were thought to have a significant impact on the flavor of beverages packaged in aluminum cans manufactured from these coils. By combining the data from the FTIR spectra and the results from professional panels trained in Profile Attribute Analysis, we were able to derive some strong analytical chemistry/sensory correlations. These types of correlations are useful in examining chemistry that impacts flavor and, in this instance, could lead to an on-line monitoring application.

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Date Published: 20 December 1985
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0553, Fourier and Computerized Infrared Spectroscopy, (20 December 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.970938
Show Author Affiliations
D. J. Ehntholt, Arthur D. Little, Inc. (United States)
D. Kendall, Arthur D. Little, Inc. (United States)
L. W. Guilmette, Arthur D. Little, Inc. (United States)
E. V. Misao, Arthur D. Little, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0553:
Fourier and Computerized Infrared Spectroscopy
David G. Cameron; Jeannette G. Grasselli, Editor(s)

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