New OLEUM publication in Food Control

In this paper a portable battery-operated electronic system to measure olive oil free acidity is presented: the system can be used for quick “in situ” tests in a production environment (olive oil mills or packaging centers) by people without particular training. The working principle of the system is based on the creation of an emulsion between oil and a hydroalcoholic solution: the free acidity is estimated on the value of the emulsion electrical conductance.

Design and in-house validation of a portable system for the determination of free acidity in virgin olive oil