FURI | Summer 2020

Making Portable and Less Expensive Fluorescence-Based Spectrometer for Monitoring the Quality of Olive Oil

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Olive oil is a source of vitamins to aid in the proper growth and healthy growth of the human system, however, determining the quality of olive oil with a cheap technique has always proven difficult. Visual inspection of olive oil using the human eyes has been the usual method of inspection. Sometimes people go to the extent of using the smell of the olive oil to determine its quality.  However, this method for olive oil quality analysis is prone to human errors. Therefore, a quick and more reliable quality evaluation system is needed. Most spectrometers very expensive, others are also complex, the idea is to build a cheap miniature fluorescence-based spectrometer to be able to effectively and accurately determine the quality of olive oil is a need and a task the Sci-Hub team seeks to accomplish.

Student researcher

Joseph Tamakloe

Joseph Tamakloe

Materials science and engineering

Hometown: Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

Graduation date: Spring 2021