Everyone has a right to know what is in the food they buy to feed themselves and their families. Since markets and shops are filled with unscrupulous sellers, consumers cannot be confident that all the food they eat is safe and wholesome for their bodies. Common harmful substances in food include fertilizers, refined vegetable and seed oils, BPA, trans fats, added sugar and nitrates, among others.
In order to help consumers feel confident in the food they buy, Organicoin has developed a device designed to measure the level of nitrates in food. This device – known as Organalyze – is designed to boost the dissemination of food-related data among customers. The device is also supposed to allow for the provision of product and/or seller feedback to other stakeholders based on researched data.
Organalyzeensures the accuracy of this information by creating a decentralized system and a system of feedback from those who have used it. Storing this data on an immutable blockchain – Organichain – helps users to obtain a consensus on the studied data. Since this information is freely accessible to all users, consumers can compare their results with results from other food places, products or manufacturers at their convenience.
The user-friendly and convenient design of the Organicoin web wallet allows users to keep track of their money. They don’t need any additional software or hardware; rather, all users have to do is create or import an address and then log in with the appropriate credentials.
If they need to remove their private key from the online wallet for some reason, they can always delete an account and no one else will have access to their address.
Photometry is a branch of optics that was invented by Dmitry Lachinov and is used to measure the light intensity emitted by a source. The two main types of photometry are differential and absolute photometry. In differential photometry, the differential photometry object is displayed alongside other related objects. The counts of both items are then compared to determine the difference, which is subsequently used to calculate the brightness difference. The main target (the expected variable star, V) and one or more reference stars are measured using the differential photometry approach (the comparison stars, Ci). The magnitude differences V-C1, C2-C1, and so on, relative to the major reference star C1, can then be calculated, revealing fluctuations in V’s luminosity. The remaining comparison stars (C2, C3, and so on) are used as check stars to ensure that the variability detected is coming from the main target V and not from C1.
In absolute photometry, the object under investigation is seen without reference or comparison to any nearby star, and then the ADU count is evaluated to determine the object’s true brightness. In comparison to differential photometry, calculating the real brightness of an item using absolute photometry is far more difficult.
Common terms in photometry include radiant flux, luminous flux, luminous intensity and efficiency, and illuminance. In a technical sense, radiant flux is the total amount of energy that is radiated by a source per second. The luminous flux is the total amount of energy emitted by a source each second. The luminous intensity is calculated by dividing the total volume of luminous flux by four. The luminous efficiency is denoted by the symbol ‘’ and is defined as a ratio of luminous flux to radiant flux. The intensity is indicated by the letter ‘I’ (I=/A) and is defined as a ratio of luminous flux per unit area. The illuminance (E) is the amount of light falling on the earth’s surface.
A photometer is also used to measure the transmittance and optical density of transparent liquid solutions and transparent solid samples, as well as to determine the concentration of a substance in solutions and to quantify the rate of change of the optical density of a material. The studied material is transformed into atomic vapor in a flame to get the spectra. A narrowband filter or monochromator emits the detected radiation. Flame photometry is a technique for determining alkali (Na, K, Li, Rb, Cs) and alkaline earth (Ca, Sr, Ba) metals in natural, drinking, mineral, wastewater, drinks, table salt, pharmaceuticals, and other products.
Photometers are used mostly in industry, medicine, food quality control, chemicals, alloys and metals, and other fields. In the food industry, meat, sausage, butter, tinned goods, fruits, vegetables, processed fruits and vegetables, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, sauces, soft drinks, juices, beer, alcohols, spirits, wine, cognacs, and cognac alcohols, coffee products, confectionary, gelatin, and other foods are all tested using photometry. For example, they define sodium nitrites in: sausages, in fruits and vegetable products, residual acid phosphatase activity, total phosphorus in meat and meat products, sorbic and benzoic acid in products of fruits and vegetables, mass fraction of caffeine in coffee and coffee products, in food and raw materials, color of beer, and higher alcohols.
After analyzing all the most popular methods and devices available for measuring nitrates – like electrical conductivity, nitrate meters, photometry, lonometry, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and blockchain based organization – Organicoin concluded that none of the existing devices provides guaranteed accuracy of results. Their device, Organalyze, was developed using the principles of photometry. Based on the photometer, they have created a revolutionary device that pairs with any smartphone to measure the amount of nitrates and other substances in food. The core of the development is to ledger the results of user scans in Organicoin’s immutable blockchain, which circumvents the shortcomings of available blockchains in the market.
It is a well-known fact that one of the ways human beings have impacted the environment is through nitrate contamination. The increase of nitrates and nitrites in water, air, and biosystems in general lead to increased nitrate and nitrite entrance into the human body, and hence the emergence of diseases caused by the toxic effects of hazardous substances and associated metabolites. Nitrates have a harmful impact on people throughout their lives.
Plants and microorganisms that live in symbiosis in the soil contribute to the massive nitrogen cycle in nature.Since nitrates reach plants through the soil, it is assumed that the roots will have more nitrates than fruits and vegetables do. According to professional studies on the level of nitrate in the human body, it is vital to regulate the amount of nitrate in diet.
Given that they work on the premise of measuring the resistance of salts in the product, there are a large number of nitratometers on the market that produce incorrect results. This method does not allow for qualitative nitrate determination. This is why Organicoin concluded that photometry can be used to produce a small portable device that can do a large number of studies for a variety of product quality criteria
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