The application of FTIR spectroscopy coupled with chemometrics for wheat grain identification and quality analysis

James Kelly

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Abstract

This thesis investigated the application of FTIR spectroscopy and multivariate analysis as a tool for rapid wheat grain quality analysis. The results of this research showed that FTIR spectroscopy could accurately predict flour dough quality; including protein content, extensibility, and water absorption.FTIR spectroscopy was also able to accurately classify wheat flour samples according to variety and location, as well as identify wheat grain impacted by pre-harvest sprouting. With further optimisation, this technology can be implemented in wheat breeding programs and in grain quality control at the point of sale to help enhance grain quality and authenticity.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Taylor, Nic, Supervisor
  • Bohman, Bjorn, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date18 Oct 2023
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023

Embargo information

  • Embargoed from 17/10/2023 to 01/09/2025. Will become publicly avaliable on 01/09/2025

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