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Project

Title
Rohstoffscreening mit spektral-optischen Verfahren bei der Getreidelagerung - Teilprojekt 2
Acronym
OptiScreen
Start
01.05.2015
End
30.04.2018
Coordinating Institute
Technische Universität Berlin
Coordinator
Frank-Jürgen Methner
Partner
Technische Universität Berlin
Universität Potsdam
Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. (ATB)
Laser- und Medizin- Technologie GmbH, Berlin
PETKUS WUTHA Sortier- und Aufbereitungstechnik GmbH
Airsense Analysentechnik GmbH
LLA Instruments GmbH

Allocated to research program
Summary
The aim of the project is the development of a screening method for raw materials to improve the shelf life of grain (barley). For this purpose optical spectroscopic methods for the detection of molds, in particular mycotoxins, are developed. At the same time, identification of existing fungal nests in grain silos will be improved. The new procedures target to enable existing grain sorting facilities to identify and sort out infested grains and other foreign bodies (such as larvae and pupae). This can be done directly when storing the grain, but also later during rearranging of the silo contents. A sorting out of infected grain before storage or during stock transfer allows new preventive and non-chemical measures to improve quality in both the protection of stored products and consumer protection. In the worst case, mycotoxins would pass through the entire production chain unnoticed and harm humans and animals already in low concentrations. Therefore, origin and real levels of mycotoxins in cereals will be examined in storage trials.

Funding
Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (BMEL)
Funding agency
Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung - Projektträger
Grant agreement number
2814801611
Funding framework
Programm zur Innovationsförderung