Rapid nutrient determination of sugarcane milling by-products using near infrared spectroscopy

Keeffe, Eloise Caitlin (2013) Rapid nutrient determination of sugarcane milling by-products using near infrared spectroscopy. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis investigates the use of near infrared (NIR) spectroscopic methods for rapid measurement of nutrient elements in mill mud and mill ash. Adoption of NIR-based analyses for carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and silicon will allow Australian sugarcane farmers to comply with recent legislative changes, and act within recommended precision farming frameworks. For these analyses, NIR spectroscopic methods surpass several facets of traditional wet chemistry techniques, dramatically reducing costs, required expertise and chemical exposure, while increasing throughput and access to data. Further, this technology can be applied in various modes, including laboratory, at-line and on-line installations, allowing targeted measurement.

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ID Code: 63980
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Martens, Wayde, Frost, Ray, Kokot, Serge, & O'Shea, Michael
Keywords: Near infrared (NIR), Partial least squares (PLS), Sugarcane, By-product, Chemometrics, Nutrient, Spectroscopy, Mill mud, Mill ash, Calibration
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 07 Nov 2013 00:19
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 22:18

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