The quality of extra virgin olive oil vastly depends on the olive itself, as it is the only cooking oil that is made by cold-pressing the fruit without the use of chemicals and industrial refining. This makes it expensive and thus prone for adulteration.
FT-NIR spectroscopy offers a valuable tool for monitoring the complete production process from the olives to the extraction process and the finished olive oil with only one analyzer.
FT-NIR multi-purpose analyzer MPA II for the analysis of olives, pomace and olive oil
Bruker Optics rugged FT-NIR analyzers for quality control in the lab or production area are easy to use, rugged and reliable. Based on the same FT-NIR platform, users can choose the right analyzer for the job without having to compromise on precision and accuracy, ensuring data integrity and transferability today and in the future. Bruker Optics’ portfolio ranges from small footprint, touch screen operated analyzers to fully automated in-process systems for closed loop control.
FT-NIR spectroscopy simply measures the interaction of near-infrared light with the sample at all the different wavelengths - just like a chemical fingerprint. The resulting NIR spectrum shows absorption bands of mainly C-H, N-H and O-H groups, making NIR spectroscopy first choice for the analysis of organic materials like oilseeds and edible oils.
The FT-NIR technology offers a lot of advantages over classical wet-chemical and chromatographic analyses. It is quick, cost-effective and safe, since no hazardous chemicals are used. Our FT-NIR spectrometers use modern, high quality optical components with a long lifetime. Adding the low energy consumption results in minimal running costs.
Being able to measure more samples in a shorter time will help you to constantly assess the quality - from checking the incoming olives up to quality testing the finished oils.