The research project PUMMEL
... aims to develop a mobile gas chromatography sensor system that can be used to detect food adulteration and poor product quality. Therefore volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are to be analyzed, which are characteristic for underlying chemical and biological processes or can be associated with changes in product properties. The mobile system should be easy to use, robust and inexpensive to enable on-site assessment by analytical laymen. With this new business field of mobile VOC analytics, legal regulations such as supply chain laws or environmental requirements can be realized in the future with mobile on-site measurement technology only.