Over the past two seasons, I have developed in cooperation with the Brimrose Corp. of America, Baltimore MD, USA the capability to perform fast (few seconds) measurement of oil, moisture and dry matter in olive paste and olive husk. Dr. G. Levin, of the Brimrose Corp. of America has contributed his experience and knowledge in applying NIR technology to develop calibrations. For the purpose of this effort we have used the very portable, battery operated full scanning Luminar 5030 diffuse reflectance, non contact analyzer. This model is also used very successfully by wineries to determine harvesting time in order to optimize the wine properties they are seeking.
Luminar 5030 NIR analyzer