Studie av vatten- och porfördelningen i bröd med hjälp av neutron- och röntgenmikrotomografi

Reference number 2018-04430
Coordinator RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - Agrifood and Bioscience, Göteborg
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration November 2018 - November 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture Research infrastructure - utilisation and collaboration
Call Research infrastructure - utilisation and collaboration: Industrial pilot projects for neutron and photon experiments at large scale research infrastructures

Purpose and goal

The overall aim of the project is to improve the quality of baguettes and croissants by extending its crispness, thus delivering higher quality products to consumers and customers. Another goal is to give Lantmännen the opportunity to evaluate and compare technology with today´s indirect methods. With a positive outcomes, further R&D work be done. The goal is to directly measure the distribution and re distribution of water over the entire life cycle of bread.

Expected results and effects

Lantmännen is a major producer of flour and bakery products. Research is one of the tools for increased understanding of water distribution and rearrangement during the backing process. Through knowledge, raw materials choices as well as the process can be optimized -dough, baking, freezing, baking and shelf life. Through the knowledge, quality and shelf life can be improved. The implication is that customers and consumers are offered products with improved and prolonged crispness. Which, in turn, means that Lantmännen improves its competitiveness and reduces food waste.

Planned approach and implementation

The project will be conducted in collaboration between RISE, Lund University and Lantmännen ek för. To realize the goal of this project, we will utilize a dual-modal approach using a combination of Neutron tomography and X-ray microtomography, whereas the former is a sensitive technique to study the distribution of water and the latter provides a high resolution image of the bread structure. The experiments are planned to be performed at D50 beamline at Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble.

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