How does Near-infrared spectroscopy work?

Near-infrared spectroscopy enables such things as the water, fat, sugar and protein content of food to be measured.

Near-infrared spectroscopy allows numerous materials and substances to be analyzed. For example, the water, fat, sugar and protein content of foods can be quantified. The composition of mixtures can also be determined. Precise and rapid determination requires high-performance mobile NIR solutions such as FIELDLAB by NIRLAB.

NIR technology utilizes the characteristic light absorption behavior of certain molecular compounds. If a defined light spectrum is directed at a sample, the wavelength distribution of the reflected light can be used to determine the presence and quantity of certain ingredients.