Chemical ripening and contaminations detection using neural networks-based image features and spectrometric signatures

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R Roopalakshmi

Keywords : chemical ripening, arsenic contamination, visual features, IR spectral signatures
In this pandemic-prone era, health is of utmost concern for everyone and hence eating good quality fruits is very much essential for sound health. Unfortunately, nowadays it is quite very difficult to obtain naturally ripened fruits, due to existence of chemically ripened fruits being ripened using hazardous chemicals such as calcium carbide. However, most of the state-of-the art techniques are primarily focusing on identification of chemically ripened fruits with the help of computer vision-based approaches, which are less effective towards quantification of chemical contaminations present in the sample fruits. To solve these issues, a new framework for chemical ripening and contamination detection is presented, which employs both visual and IR spectrometric signatures in two different stages. The experiments conducted on both the GUI tool as well as hardware-based setups, clearly demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed framework in terms of detection confidence levels followed by the percentage of presence of chemicals in the sample fruit.

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Roopalakshmi, R. (2021). Chemical ripening and contaminations detection using neural networks-based image features and spectrometric signatures. Machine Graphics and Vision, 30(1/4), 23–43.

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