Economic/Technical feasibility study for the use of MIP based sensors in vegetable and potato processing companies



Project summary

By reusing the washing water during the processing of vegetables and potatoes, companies are faced with new challenges, in particular the accumulation of pesticides. To optimize the use of water, there is a need for in-line, real-time monitoring of pesticides and other components that end up in the water. The overall objective of this study is to demonstrate the feasibility of developing an in-line sensor for measuring specific components (pesticides, biocides, microorganisms) with MIP technology.

In order to provide a definite answer on the feasibility of the MIP technology, some concrete questions are made:

    • Is the measurement of pesticides technically feasible?
    • Is an in-line measurement possible?
    • Is the implementation of this economically feasible?


The result of the study is a go/no go decision whether or not to set up an innovation process to further develop the sensors, test them in endurance tests on various production steps and demonstrate them in the pilot infrastructure of VEG-i-TEC.

Also interesting is the ECO3 project. 


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From June 2018 until February 2020