Near Infrared Spectroscopy has been a well-established technique in the agricultural sector for decades and is today an important element of quality control in the food industry. Modern multi-purpose FT-NIR spectrometers can analyze both, liquid and solid samples and are the ideal tool for the non-destructive and rapid analysis of oilseeds and finished oils throughout the entire manufacturing process.
The FT-NIR technology offers a lot of advantages over classical wet-chemical and chromatographic analyses. It is quick, cost-effective and safe, since no hazardous chemicals are used. It simply measures the absorption of near-infrared light of the sample at different wavelengths.