Connected Everything project.
As a part of the Connected Everything project, University of Nottingham researchers have completed a feasibility study optimising the manufacturing processes for breweries.
Novel monitors developed for the project and cloud-based predictive analytics allowed researchers to predict the alcohol-by-volume percentage of products during fermentation. This was developed using off-the-shelf solutions, providing an accessible method for food and drink manufacturers to step into cloud-connected analytics. The application of sensors led to reduced instances of over-fermentation as well as removing the need to manually test fermenting product, reducing waste along the production line.
In collaboration with Loughborough University, associate professor Nik Watson also developed non-invasive methods of monitoring cleaning of processing equipment for the food and drink sector.
More details of the research can be found on the Connected Everything site.
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