Prediction of Fermentation Time of Korean Style Soybean Paste by using The Portable Electronic Nose

휴대용 전자코에 의한 된장의 숙성정도 예측

  • Published : 1998.04.01


The study is to predict fermentation time of Korean style soybean paste by portable electronic nose that has six metal oxide sensors. Korean style soybean paste using Aspergillus oryzae was fermented at $15^{\circ}C,\;20^{\circ}C\;and\;25^{\circ}C$. The changes of sensitivity by electronic nose, amino nitrogen and reducing sugar were observed during fermentation. Sensitivities of six metal oxide sensor were decreased with increase of fermentation time while amino nitrogen was increased. Sensor #3 and #4 showed good correlation between sensitivities of the sensors and fermentation time $(r^2=0.71{\sim}0.95)$. And the good correlation between sensitivity by electronic nose and the produced amino nitrogen was shown until soybean paste was fermented. Portable electronic nose using metal oxide sensor (#3 and #4) could predict fermentation time of Korean style soybean paste.


electronic nose;soybean paste;fermentation;amino nitrogen