n South African Food Review - Up close and personal with near infrared : SAAFoST

Volume 38, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0379-6000



At Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) 2011, the 15th international conference on NIRS, held in Cape Town in May this year, the community gathered to discuss ways to popularise their field. On face value, it appears NIRS is playing second fiddle to related technologies such as microwaves and x-rays, both household names thanks to applications that people encounter in their daily lives. Digging a bit deeper, there are some pretty interesting applications of NIRS that could raise awareness of the field and be the key to popularising the technology.

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