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Detection of foreign bodies in canned foods using ultrasonic testing

Hrairi, Meftah and Elias, M. A. (2011) Detection of foreign bodies in canned foods using ultrasonic testing. In: 2nd International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering (ICBioE 2011), 17-19 May 2011, The Legend Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Foreign bodies in packaged foods may pose both a safety risk and a risk of perceived degradation of quality. Foreign bodies could be small metallic or nonmetallic pieces that are accidentally dropped into the food products. In this paper, the ultrasonic method is used to detect the foreign bodies in canned foods. In order to establish a technical concept for the detection of foreign bodies in canned foods, an experimental investigation was carried out using pulse-echo ultrasonic testing. A number of simulated foreign object pieces were deliberately put inside the canned food and the results were analyzed. The approach demonstrates that ultrasound has potential for application in many industrial food packaging environments where foreign objects need to be detected.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 4980/2043 (Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering, ISBN: 9789834297831)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Canned food, foreign bodies, nondestructive testing, ultrasonic
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Meftah Hrairi
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2011 09:04
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2016 11:24
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/2043

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