Day 1 :
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Time : 10:00-10:45
Rolf Seifert received his Dipl.-Math from the University Freiburg, Germany in 1985. Since 1986 he works as a scientist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (formerly Nuclear Research Center Karlsruhe and Research Center Karlsruhe). Under the German Support Program, he was involved in the designing of a statistical evaluation tool called PROSA which is used for NRTA in the Agency. He is now working in the field of sensor technology, especially on mathematical classification and evaluation procedures for sensor signals from multi-gas sensor systems. He is member of the technical committee “Multi Gas Sensors” of the association of German engineers (VDI) and Lecturer in Mathematics, Logic and Algebra at the Technical University Karlsruhe and at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University Karlsruhe.
There is a broad field of economic online and in-situ field analysis applications like the online monitoring of volatile components for quality monitoring in food processing. Looking to beer production, for example, the quality of the raw materials like grain, hops and yeast have to be investigated because these items could be the source of a contamination with 2,4,6-Trichloranisol (TCA). TCA is a chloric aromatic hydrocarbon with intensive mildewed and moldy smell and, therefore, leads to immense damage of the product not only limited to beer production. Another field of application is the monitoring of food transport and store chains to guarantee the quality of food and to avoid harm for the consumers. Typically, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are often evaporated, which can be measured by sophisticated gas sensor systems and therefore used for investigations of the mentioned problems. The purpose of this paper is to introduce a sophisticated sensor system which was developed to measure VOCs. The principal sensing element is a four-fold sensor array on a 4x4 mm2 alumina chip (Figure 1), which comprises four micro-dispensed thick-film sensing layers of different SnO2/additive-composites. Operating MOG sensors thermo-cyclically and simultaneous sampling of the conductance yields gas specific Conductance-over-Time-Profile (CTP) features. Further-more, an innovative calibration and evaluation procedure ProSens will be introduced, which enables substance identification and concentration determination even in the case of varying environmental conditions from the characteristic CTP shapes. Many field analysis problems like those mentioned above are looking for innovative solutions. The above described sensor chip in combination with the numerical procedure ProSens is a powerful tool to solve existing problems in the area of food monitoring and food processing.
Director General Agricultural Research system, Pakistan
Keynote: Food and Beverages are the major industries for the improvement of health, daily use of life, reduction in financial crises, poverty and hunger in the world
Time : 10:45-11:30
Muhammad Usman, Director General Agricultural Research System, Government of Pakistan who retired from service after a spotless career of about 35 years with senior level experience on research and development of integrated agricultural production, industries, food and beverage, bioenergy on a sustainable way. He is basically an Agricultural Scientist with specialization of agricultural, food and biochemistry working on the yield and quality of various products and published several research papers. He is considered as the senior most scientists in the world, always participated in the international conferences as a keynote speech, renowned speaker, organizing committee member as well as moderator of the conferences around the world. He established Prominent Agro Based Industries, Agro Based Industries and Consultancy SDN BHD in Malaysia and Foundation for Rural Development in Pakistan with primary aim to work on integrated agricultural project for rural development through improvement in agriculture and consultancy services to the farmers at Malaysia.
The aim of presentation consist of food, beverages, health, daily use of life, poverty and hunger were studied and reported that food and beverages are the major industries for the improvement of health, daily use of life, reduction in financial crises, poverty and hunger in the world. Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. Food is usually obtained from plants and animals which contained essential food nutrients such as carbohydrate, protein, lipids, vitamins, minerals etc. The most common food groups are dairy products industries including milk, butter, ghee, yogurt, cheese, cream, ice-cream etc. Edible seed industries including corn, wheat, rice, beans, peas, lentils, nuts, sunflower, flaxseed, rapeseed, canola, sesame etc. Fruit industries include apples, orange, banana, berries, lemon etc. Vegetable industries including spinach, carrots, onion, peppers, broccoli confections, also called sugary foods including candy, soft drinks and chocolate. Meat industries include chicken, fish, turkey, beef etc. Beverage is defined as any liquid for drinking specially in other words, any type of drink except water is any liquid suitable for drinking. A beverage is a drink specially prepared for human consumption. Beverages almost always largely consist of water. The different industries of beverage including alcoholic such as wine, brandy, bear, whisky etc and non-alcoholic industries including fruits juices, fruits drinks, fruit nectars, coffee, tea, soda, coca cola, tonic water etc. In the light of above study, it is proposed to commercialized the different industries of food and beverages for absorbing millions of technical and non-technical peoples, create employment, generate income, stronger economy, reduce the crises, poverty and hunger in the world.