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Sensory analysis of odor and taste of beverages with Alpha MOS analytical instruments

Alpha MOS electronic sensing instruments are aimed at analyzing the chemical and sensory properties of products, in a way which correlates well with the results obtained by human sensory panels. Their electronic noses measure Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and odors, and their electronic tongues analyze the taste of products. Alpha MOS electronic sensing instruments have many applications in the beverage industry.

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Testing of Cleaning in Place (CIP) process efficiency with E-Nose
The Alpha MOS GEMINI Electronic Nose is particularly suitable for controlling CIP efficiency and for ensuring repeatability, minimizing downtime, optimizing the use of detergent and water, and avoiding the use of human sensory panels.


Benchmarking of competition by E-Tongue with application to beer flavor and aroma
The Alpha MOS ASTREE Electronic Tongue allows to efficiently, accurately and reliably discriminate different brands of beers. The instrument can also successfully be used for product development or quality control.

Applications of an electronic nose in the brewing industry
The Alpha MOS FOX Electronic Nose can be used to rapidly assess the quality of incoming hops and assist in blending them. Additional applications include the identification of improperly manufactured products, and the study of shelf life stability and packaging interaction.

Effect of packaging on organoleptic properties of juices
The Alpha MOS FOX Electronic Nose can be used to study the  evolution with time of fruit juices or non-carbonated fruit drinks in different types of packaging.

Competitive benchmarking of smoothies with e-nose and e-tongue
Combining the information from the electronic nose and the electronic tongue is very powerful: a sensory map is obtained, showing both the taste and the odor attributes of the analyzed products.

Alpha MOS HERACLES Flash Gas Chromatography Electronic Nose
The HERACLES II is the most powerful and flexible electronic nose. This all-in-one instrument, both electronic nose and ultra fast gas chromatograph, performs overall odor profiling and chemical composition analysis in one run.


Alpha MOS ASTREE Electronic Tongue
ASTREE is the key tool for objective and safe taste assessment: taste masking, shelf life studies, taste comparison, etc.

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Articles


The Electronic Nose and Tongue: a powerful marketing and sales tools in the Japanese food and beverage industry

In Japan electronic nose and tongue instruments have been widely used as Research and Development tools particularly in the food, beverage and cosmetics industries for shelf life analysis or formulation developments. They are more and more used nowadays at the production floor as easy, reliable and fast organoleptic Quality Control instruments. They do give simple electronic signature correlated with the smell and taste qualities (quantitative or qualitative). They can also provide a chemical firewall instrument or early warning process indicators of any changes in the raw materials profiles or finished products qualities.

Electronic Nose and Tongue instruments are now included in sales and marketing tools. They are used by vendors in order to:

  • Guarantee objectively the batch to batch consistency of products to their customers by providing an electronic signature on every lot delivered
  • Outrun competitors by showing objective specifications of their products
  • Position their products versus competition

Electronic Nose and Tongue instruments can be not only part of a manufacturer's specifications under an electronic signature format within relationships with customers or suppliers, but they can also be used as powerful tools to objectivate the organoleptic the specifications of a manufacturer’s products.

This article presents examples where the Electronic Nose and Tongue are part of the marketing and sales efforts of food companies in Japan.

Application notes


Benchmarking of competition by E-Tongue with application to beer flavor and aroma
The Alpha MOS ASTREE Electronic Tongue allows to efficiently, accurately and reliably discriminate different brands of beers. The instrument can also successfully be used for product development or quality control.

Testing the efficiency of the CIP process in the beverage industry with E-Nose
Date of creation: 
31 October 2015
Library code: 
10368
Applications of an electronic nose in the brewing industry
Date of creation: 
9 November 2015
Library code: 
10445
The determination of pesticides in wine using the QuEChERS technique with the Teledyne Tekmar AutoMate-Q40
Date of creation: 
14 March 2017
Library code: 
10805
Effect of packaging on organoleptic properties of juices
Date of creation: 
3 November 2015
Library code: 
10410
Detection and quantification of diacetyl in orange juice with HERACLES E-Nose
Date of creation: 
3 November 2015
Library code: 
10412
Discrimination of pure orange juices according to the origin of the fruits by E-Nose
Date of creation: 
3 November 2015
Library code: 
10409
Competitive benchmarking of smoothies with HERACLES Electronic Nose
Date of creation: 
4 November 2015
Library code: 
10413
Authentification of spirits by electronic tongue
Date of creation: 
3 November 2015
Library code: 
10407
Comparison of malt whisky spirits by electronic nose
Date of creation: 
21 October 2015
Library code: 
10323
Literature


Alpha MOS ASTREE Electronic Tongue
ASTREE is the key tool for objective and safe taste assessment: taste masking, shelf life studies, taste comparison, etc.

Alpha MOS HERACLES Flash Gas Chromatography Electronic Nose
Date of creation: 
17 October 2015
Library code: 
10288
Alpha MOS AroChemBase
Date of creation: 
17 October 2015
Library code: 
10289
Teledyne Tekmar AutoMate-Q40 automated QuEChERS platform
Date of creation: 
9 March 2017
Library code: 
10786
Date of creation: 
23 October 2015
Library code: 
10329