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Webinar Instrumentation for Measurement of Fluid Dairy Samples – Something Old and Something New
October 23, 2019 | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

Instruments designed for the compositional analysis of fluid dairy products - specifically milk, cream, whey and condensed/membrane filtered derivatives of milk and whey - have centered on the use of vibrational spectroscopy. Analyzers using optical filters were the first instruments available to industry for compositional analysis of milk for fat, protein, and lactose. Later, FT-IR analyzers were developed to measure the same components, using the same signals as optical filter technology. Bulletin of the IDF N° 497 2019: Applications of Near Infrared Spectrometry for the Analysis of Milk and Milk products introduces the pending extension of ISO 21543 / IDF 201, first released in 2006, to include measurement of milk and other fluid dairy samples using Near Infrared Spectrometry.

In this presentation we will present a high-lever overview of the instrument design elements required to achieve the expected accuracy and repeatability for the dairy industry, comparing the desirable attributes of each instrument platform in terms of cost, ease of use and required maintenance.


Dean Roberts
Director of Market Development
Bruker Optics-Applied Spectroscopy

Dean earned a BS in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1983, specializing in Analytical Chemistry. Actively involved in Vibrational Spectroscopy, including Infrared, Near-Infrared, and Raman spectroscopy over the last 30 years, Dean has worked as an Application Scientist, Product Manager, and Field Sales Representative, first with Mattson Instruments, and then with Bruker Optics. His current role as Director of Market Development with Bruker includes identification and development of new applications for laboratory and on-line measurement of food, dairy, and agricultural products, and in development of Bruker’s Chemical and Pharmaceutical markets in North America.



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