Nothing beats a cold, refreshing beverage on a hot day. But that refreshing experience can quickly fade when a small unknown material is spotted in your glass. Food, beverage and spirit producers are constantly faced with the daunting task of ensuring the upmost quality of their products for this very reason. Whether it’s an old recipe or a new creation, unknown contaminants can occur and delay the delivery of product. To understand the root cause, quick identification is needed over a wide range of materials. Although contaminants are very small and barely visible to the unaided human eye, they plague producers and exasperate consumers ever more frequently.
This webinar will provide an overview of the sampling and identification techniques used to solve contamination issues in beverage and spirits. We will demonstrate how simplified FT-IR microspectroscopy can provide rapid identification of unknown materials. We will further examine the most suitable approaches to microanalysis for a range of contamination issues related to the production and bottling of various beverages and spirits. Although the main topic relates to the spirits industry, the technique can be applied to the food and beverage industry as a whole. This webinar will provide a great overview of the Czitek SurveyIR FTIR microspectroscopy accessory.
Key Webinar Takeaways:
- Learn how to prepare samples for microanalysis using FTIR microspectroscopy
- Understand the information FTIR analysis can provide and how to relate that back to the process
- Useful insights to common contaminants in the distilling and brewing process