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Speeding Up Milk Quality Checks

24 July 2013

ARGENTINA - Argentine scientists have devised a fast and easy method of detecting melamine and urea in milk.

Senior Staff at the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Buenos Aireshave claimed that the test works in less than two minutes.

Furthermore, the device offers an affordable alternative to conventional control methods.

This is according to Hilding Ohlsson of CyTA Astrid, who called the invention a portable, small, low cost invention that can yield ‘reliable results’ from any operator.

Electronic Science Journal Sensors described the device as consisting of three electrodes which are placed directly into the milk.

Measurements are then sent to a calculator that determines the presence of any adulterants.

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