Development of a Flow-Type Taste Sensor

Munehiro Iwakura, Yuji Isomoto, Takahiro Inoue, Kiyoshi Toko

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to develop a taste sensor for real-time control of food quality. The main requirement for the taste sensor used for real-time quality control in food production is that it can measure a small amount of the sample, which is extracted automatically. It is considered that a flow-type sensor is more effective than a conventional taste sensor, which is composed of several kinds of lipid/polymer membranes for transforming the information of taste substances into electrical signals. The measurement system was built by combining solenoid valves, a peristaltic pump, some connectors and a computer. Some measurement conditions such as stabilization time and the amount of samples were examined. The flow-type sensing system showed responses to taste substances in a similar way to the conventional batch-type sensing system; i.e., discrimination of taste was successful. Consequently, the ethanol concentration was measured with less than 0.5% error for several brands of sake with different ethanol concentrations. These results suggest that the flow-type taste sensing system is useful for automatic quality control in the fermentation process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-380
Number of pages10
JournalSensors and Materials
Volume15
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2003

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taste
sensors
Sensors
Quality control
Ethanol
Solenoid valves
quality control
Real time control
Fermentation
Lipids
ethyl alcohol
solenoid valves
Polymers
Stabilization
Pumps
fermentation
Membranes
connectors
food
discrimination

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  • Instrumentation
  • Materials Science(all)

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Iwakura, M., Isomoto, Y., Inoue, T., & Toko, K. (2003). Development of a Flow-Type Taste Sensor. Sensors and Materials, 15(7), 371-380.

Development of a Flow-Type Taste Sensor. / Iwakura, Munehiro; Isomoto, Yuji; Inoue, Takahiro; Toko, Kiyoshi.

In: Sensors and Materials, Vol. 15, No. 7, 01.12.2003, p. 371-380.

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Iwakura, M, Isomoto, Y, Inoue, T & Toko, K 2003, 'Development of a Flow-Type Taste Sensor', Sensors and Materials, vol. 15, no. 7, pp. 371-380.
Iwakura M, Isomoto Y, Inoue T, Toko K. Development of a Flow-Type Taste Sensor. Sensors and Materials. 2003 Dec 1;15(7):371-380.
Iwakura, Munehiro ; Isomoto, Yuji ; Inoue, Takahiro ; Toko, Kiyoshi. / Development of a Flow-Type Taste Sensor. In: Sensors and Materials. 2003 ; Vol. 15, No. 7. pp. 371-380.
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