Physical-Bioimaging Characterization of Nuts

Yang Tao, Xin Chen, Lu Jiang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Nuts such as walnuts (Juglans nigra) and pecans are part of a nutritious diet. The separation of nutmeat from shells and the characterization of its quality are essential in nut processing and trading. This chapter introduces conventional and advanced techniques in nut processing engineering. These methods, including various sensing and imaging modalities for industrial scale characterizations, will be demonstrated. Other related potential physical-chemical characterization methods may also be reviewed. Selected examples of current industrial practices and state-of-the-art research and development are illustrated in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFood Engineering Series
Number of pages15
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Publication series

NameFood Engineering Series
ISSN (Print)1571-0297


  • Automation
  • Detection algorithms
  • Fluorescent hyperspectral imaging
  • Fragments
  • Nuts
  • Recognition
  • Sorting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Bioengineering
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering


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