Colorimetric Analysis of Ochratoxin A in Beverage Samples
AbstractThis manuscript describes the use of a portable and low cost fluorescence setup to quantify the concentration of ochratoxin A (OTA) in beverage samples using an in-house developed system and different color models. It is reported that OTA is naturally fluorescent, for that reason an ultraviolet light at 365 nm was used to excite the samples and a Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) sensor was used to get a photograph of the OTA under excitation conditions, which is controlled by an executable interface designed in MATLAB. For each concentration of OTA, the coordinates with respect to each model color were obtained and plotted to quantify the mycotoxin present in the sample. It was possible to observe that despite the fact no extraction column was employed, the Red, Green, Blue (RGB) model shows a proportional relation to the evaluated concentrations. Despite the fact more analysis and other methods are required to quantify the OTA concentration, the brightness and a,b for the color-opponent dimensions (L*a*b) and Hue, Saturation, Value (HSV) tests provide results whereby it is possible to identify the concentration of OTA in beverage samples such as beer and wine. View Full-Text
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Bueno, D.; Valdez, L.F.; Gutiérrez Salgado, J.M.; Marty, J.L.; Muñoz, R. Colorimetric Analysis of Ochratoxin A in Beverage Samples. Sensors 2016, 16, 1888.
Bueno D, Valdez LF, Gutiérrez Salgado JM, Marty JL, Muñoz R. Colorimetric Analysis of Ochratoxin A in Beverage Samples. Sensors. 2016; 16(11):1888.Chicago/Turabian Style
Bueno, Diana; Valdez, Luis F.; Gutiérrez Salgado, Juan M.; Marty, Jean L.; Muñoz, Roberto. 2016. "Colorimetric Analysis of Ochratoxin A in Beverage Samples." Sensors 16, no. 11: 1888.
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