COLODOR: Integrated-optical detection of volatile organic compounds using functional polymer coatings



Quantitative analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOC) is important for a great variety of applications in consumer health and environment protection. It plays a crucial role in the food industry as frying may cause the release of toxic degradation products. For toxic VOC detection, COLODOR utilizes optical multi-parameter gas sensors. The project objective is the detection of VOCs during hot air cooking as used in modern airfryer cooking equipment. Real-time detection of VOCs will allow optimizing the cooking process to avoid toxic products and at the same time reducing the fat content of the food. Thus, the project will contribute to healthier food preparation and improved consumer well-being.

Duration: 05/2017 –

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