The main objective of this proposal is to monitor the freshness of meat products.
OptMe is a portable opto-electronic sensing system to measure carbon-di-oxide to be emanated from meat products by using sol-gel based sensing membrane. Also, it senses residual dissolved oxygen presence.
The system is made as a hand-held portable device and to be built with a Computational unit for the calibration and also a display unit to display the results.
Response time ~2 sec
Range – 0 to 10000 ppm of CO2
Rechargeable battery of 400 mAh
Real time detection of earlier spoilage in meat, poultry and fish products
Carbon-di-oxide measurement through fluorescence and NDIR sensors
Portable and battery operated system
No similar commercially available device is available
Accurate and also real time decision support system
Data can be stored and retrieved
Minimal power consumption
Non-invasive and Non-destructive
Sample preparation is not required
Easily reconfigurable and simple calibration procedures
Fast and reversible response to carbon-di-oxide
Cost effective and it uses off-the-shelf devices, components, and standards.