Electrical Methods for Detection of Adulterants in Milk
Mrs. Arshi Salamat, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering Section, University Polytechnic, Jamia Millia Islamia University, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi, India.
Manuscript received on March 02, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on March 31, 2012. | Manuscript published on April 30, 2012. | PP: 301-306 | Volume-1 Issue-4, April 2012 | Retrieval Number: D4894046417/2012©BEIESP
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Abstract: Addition of substances in a product that results in unhealthy and harmful effects when consumed is called adulteration. This is done to increase the quantity of the product to gain profit. Adulteration is very common in almost all the countries and adulteration of milk is a very serious problem. India is the largest producer of milk but due to its growing population and therefore more requirements, milk adulteration is very common here also. Adulteration is not always to make greater profits but sometimes it is due to the lack of knowledge and skill in storing and transporting the milk. There are so many methods for milk analysis and very popular and common ones are chemical methods. Since, in developed countries advanced methods are used to adulterate milk and sophisticated methods are used to detect it therefore researchers proceed for electrical methods which are accurate, data can be stored and automated and the instrument can be made handy. In this paper different electrical techniques for detection of adulterants in milk are discussed.
Keywords: Adulteration, Milk, Electrical Methods, population, sophisticated.