Tyndall PH.D student Shauna Scanlon won best poster at last year’s Smart Systems Integration conference in Munich and this month she received her award at the 2017 SSI conference event.
The SSI conference serves as a communication platform for academia, research and industry to exchange know-how on smart systems integration.
Shauna’s poster was on "Development of a multi-parameter sensing system for PAT application in the food and beverage industry"
Project Summary: Food and beverage quality and safety have become of significant importance over the past decade and assuring the highest standards of process control is a key priority. The FDA's Process Analytical Technology (PAT) initiative emphasises that “quality cannot be tested into products; it should be built in or should be by design.
This research proposes a new system for quality control in the food and beverage industry, through the development of a multi-parameter sensing device for PAT application. The proposed device is an integrated sensing system, incorporating sensors for caffeine, pH, conductivity and temperature. The aim of the research is the miniaturization of the various techniques that are currently used off-line, for quality control analysis. Following development of the miniaturized detection methods, these will be integrated together onto a single device to create a multi-parameter sensing system for real-time process parameter analysis.
Shauna is funded by the Irish Research Council through the Enterprise Partnership Scheme Scholarship and is working with PepsiCo in Little Island as a Enterprise Partner.