Byoung-Kwan Cho

Byoung-Kwan Cho
Chungnam National University | CNU · Department of Biosystems Machinery Engineering

PhD

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Introduction
Dr. Byoung-Kwan Cho is a full professor of Department of Biosystems Machinery Engineering in Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea. He is leading a Nondestructive Biosensing Group at CNU working in the area of non-destructive measurement for quality and safety of food and agricultural materials. His current research focuses on the application of spectroscopic and hyperspectral imaging techniques for the system development of real-time quality and safety inspection for food and agricultural materials.
Additional affiliations
April 2006 - present
Chungnam National University
Position
  • Professor
March 2005 - March 2006
USDA-ARS
Position
  • PostDoc Position
June 2003 - February 2005
Purdue University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Education
August 1998 - May 2003
Pennsylvania State University
Field of study
  • Agricultural & Biological Engineering
March 1993 - February 1998
Seoul National University
Field of study
  • Agricultural Engineering
March 1989 - February 1993
Seoul National University
Field of study
  • Agricultural Engineering

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Publications (287)
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Strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa Duch) plants are vulnerable to climatic change. The strawberry plants suffer from heat and water stress eventually, and the effects are reflected in the development and yields. In this investigation, potential chlorophyll-fluorescence-based indices were selected to detect the early heat and water stress in strawberry...
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The viability status of seeds before sowing is important to farmers as it allows them to make yield predictions. Monitoring the seed quality in a rapid and nondestructive manner may create a perfect solution, especially for industrial sorting applications. However, current offline laboratory-based strategies employed for the monitoring of seed viab...
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This study evaluates the near-infrared spectroscopy (NIR) and mid-infrared spectroscopy (MIR) complementary spectral ranges to predict six different quality traits, which include chemical components such as amylose, starch, protein, glucose, cellulose, and moisture contents, in tubers and root flours. The sequential orthogonalized partial least squ...
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Protein content is one of the most crucial factors in soybean quality. However, the breeding procedure necessitates the time-consuming and costly selection of elite genotypes from many experimental lines in a destructive manner. The present work aims to predict protein content in single soybean seeds non-destructively using Near-Infrared (NIR) Hype...
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Heat stress in particular can damage physiological processes, adaptation, cellular homeostasis, and yield of higher plants. Early detection of heat stress in leafy crops is critical for preventing extensive loss of crop productivity for global food security. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the potential of a snapshot-based visible-near infrared...
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Quantifying the phenolic compounds in plants is essential for maintaining the beneficial effects of plants on human health. Existing measurement methods are destructive and/or time consuming. To overcome these issues, research was conducted to develop a non-destructive and rapid measurement of phenolic compounds using hyperspectral imaging (HSI) an...
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In this study, fluorescence hyperspectral imaging (FHSI) was used for the rapid, non-destructive detection of fake, manmade eggs from real eggs. To identify fake eggs, protoporphyrin IX (PpIX)-a natural pigment present in real eggshells-was utilized as the main indicator due to its strong fluorescence emission effect. The fluorescence images of rea...
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Understanding the physicochemical properties of flour in food preparation is important to determine the appropriate food utilization and processing. Some crops are processed into flour to improve their shelf life and extend their applications in food preparation. This study employed shortwave infrared hyperspectral imaging (SWIR HSI) coupled with m...
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This study demonstrates a method to select wavelength-specific spectral resolutions to optimize a line-scan hyperspectral imaging method for its intended use, which in this case was visible/near-infrared imaging-based multiple-waveband detection of apple bruises. Many earlier studies have explored important aspects of developing apple bruise detect...
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Recently, there has been increased adoption of automation technologies in production facilities that help to curb mistakes, increase production speed and consistency, and reduce costs. Industrial automation owes its success to the advent of capable computers, smart algorithms, and data availability. In the modern-day slaughterhouse, automation tech...
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PurposeThe addition of harmful food additives (melamine, maleic anhydride, and benzoyl peroxide) to powdered foods (milk, starch, and wheat powder, respectively) has been widely recognized as a critical issue because of its negative effects on human health. To quantitatively detect additives in powdered food, a short-wave infrared (SWIR) hyperspect...
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Inevitable environmental changes empower the researchers to understand and analyze the plant traits for improving the ecosystem. Solar-induced fluorescence (SIF) is one of the functional traits to analyze the vegetation and assess plant phenotyping. Estimation of SIF through hyperspectral imaging technique gaining its popularity in the recent days...
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Fabricated eggs can lead to many severe human health problems due to the consumption of the harmful chemicals used to make them. Therefore, developing technology for detecting fabricated eggs is of high priority in terms of food safety. Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy is widely used for non-destructive detection applications for its...
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The increasing interest in plant phenolic compounds in the past few years has become necessary because of their several important physicochemical properties. Thus, their identification through non-destructive methods has become crucial. This study carried out comparative nondestructive measurements of Arabidopsis thaliana leaf powder sample phenoli...
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Ginseng is an important medicinal plant in Korea. The roots of the ginseng plant have medicinal properties; thus, it is very important to maintain the quality of ginseng roots. Root rot disease is a major disease that affects the quality of ginseng roots. It is important to predict this disease before it causes severe damage to the plants. Hence, t...
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Ensuring the quality of fresh-cut vegetables is the greatest challenge for the food industry and is equally as important to consumers (and their health). Several investigations have proven the necessity of advanced technology for detecting foreign materials (FMs) in fresh-cut vegetables. In this study, the possibility of using near infrared spectra...
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Watermelon cultivators often encounter various challenges of the varietal mixing of triploid, diploid, and tetraploid seeds, thus hindering the watermelon industry due to the uncertainty in the ploidy seed nomenclature. These circumstances indirectly impose negative effects on the income of farmers and the development of companies specializing in w...
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Assessment of beef carcass quality and yield is commonly done in a hands-on manner by experts who undertake lengthy tasks to quantify the yield and assign respective grades for every carcass on the slaughter line. Recently, there has been an outburst of technologies to speed up and support the expert’s carcass yield assessment. However, due to the...
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The addition of benzol peroxide (BPO) to wheat flour as a bleaching agent has been widely recognized as an important food safety issue due to its negative effects on human health. To address this issue, various nondestructive optical-based techniques have been developed to screen for BPO, such as Raman spectroscopy and hyperspectral imaging (HSI)....
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Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) is a widely consumed, nutritious fruit, rich in water and sugars. In most crops, abiotic stresses caused by changes in temperature, moisture, etc., are a significant challenge during production. Due to the temperature sensitivity of watermelon plants, temperatures must be closely monitored and controlled when the crop...
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The demand for rapid and nondestructive methods to determine chemical components in food and agricultural products is proliferating due to being beneficial for screening food quality. This research investigates the feasibility of Fourier transform near-infrared (FT-NIR) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) to predict total as well as...
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The prevention of the loss of agricultural resources caused by pests is an important issue. Advances are being made in technologies, but current farm management methods and equipment have not yet met the level required for precise pest control, and most rely on manual management by professional workers. Hence, a pest detection system based on deep...
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This study performed non-destructive measurements of phenolic compounds in moringa powder using Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy within a spectral range of 3500–700 cm−1. Three major phenolic compounds, namely, kaempferol, benzoic acid, and rutin, were measured in five different varieties of moringa powder, which was approved with re...
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To minimize production costs, reduce mistakes, and improve consistency, modern-day slaughterhouses have turned to automated technologies for operations such as cutting, deboning, etc. One of the most vital operations in the slaughterhouse is carcass grading, usually performed manually by grading staff, which creates a bottleneck in terms of product...
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PurposeThis study introduces the global research and technological trends related to various kinds of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) used and applied in the livestock industry by improving productivity via breeding, disease and optimal environment control, and smart business management.Method Prior research data was collected us...
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Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) has become a more popular approach for quantitative and qualitative analysis of feeds, foods and medicine in conjunction with an arsenal of chemometric tools. This was the foundation for the increased importance of NIRS in other fields, like genetics and transgenic monitoring. A considerable number of studies have...
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Excessive addition of food waste fertilizer to organic fertilizer (OF) is forbidden in the Republic of Korea because of high sodium chloride and capsaicin concentrations in Korean food. Thus, rapid and nondestructive evaluation techniques are required. The objective of this study is to quantitatively evaluate food-waste components (FWCs) using hype...
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Panax ginseng has been used as a traditional medicine to strengthen human health for centuries. Over the last decade, significant agronomical progress has been made in the development of elite ginseng cultivars, increasing their production and quality. However, as one of the significant environmental factors, heat stress remains a challenge and pos...
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Plant phenomics has been rapidly advancing over the past few years. This advancement is attributed to the increased innovation and availability of new technologies which can enable the high-throughput phenotyping of complex plant traits. The application of artificial intelligence in various domains of science has also grown exponentially in recent...
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Glycerol is a non-volatile compound with no aromatic properties that contributes significantly to the quality of wine by providing sweetness and richness of taste. In addition, it is also the third most significant byproduct of alcoholic fermentation in terms of quantity after ethanol and carbon dioxide. In this study, Fourier transform infrared (F...
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Anthocyanins are an important micro-component that contributes to the quality factors and health benefits of black rice. Anthocyanins concentration and compositions differ among rice seeds depending on the varieties, growth conditions, and maturity level at harvesting. Chemical composition-based seeds inspection on a real-time, non-destructive, and...
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Currently, the pork industry is incorporating in-line automation with the aim of increasing the slaughtered pork carcass throughput while monitoring quality and safety. In Korea, 21 parameters (such as back-fat thickness and carcass weight) are used for quality grading of pork carcasses. Recently, the VCS2000 system—an automatic meat yield grading...
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The dry matter (DM) content of feed is vital in cattle nutrition and is inversely correlated with moisture content. The established ranges of moisture content serve as a marker for factors such as safe storage limit and DM intake. Rapid changes in moisture content necessitate rapid measurements. A rapid and non-destructive global model for the meas...
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The objective of this study was to create a method to evaluate the aging of coir dust. A rainproof plastic house was used to monitor the fresh coir dust for 24 weeks, and the samples were collected every 2 weeks during aging. The aging effects on coir dust were investigated with the changes in mineral nutrient contents and plug seedling growth in f...
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Food safety remains a critical issue and receiving increasing attention in both developed and developing countries. Fresh-cut vegetables may contain foreign objects such as small plastic pieces or biological contaminants (bugs and worms). In order to comply with requirements for product safety and maintain consumer confidence, there is a need for h...
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The popularity of senior-friendly food has been increasing as the world enters the age of an aging society. It is required that senior-friendly food products are processed with the new concept of processing techniques that do not destroy the nutritional and sensory values. Ohmic heating can be an alternative to conventional heating methods for proc...
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Ensuring the supply of safe and contaminant-free fresh-cut vegetables is of importance to consumers and suppliers worldwide. The present research aimed to develop an online inspection system, making use of fluorescence and color imaging for detection of potential foreign materials (FMs) unintentionally added to fresh-cut vegetables. A multispectral...
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In this study, a multivariate analysis model of partial least square regression (PLSR) was developed to predict the moisture content of green peppers using hyperspectral imaging (HSI). In HSI, illumination is essential for high-quality image acquisition and directly affects the analytical performance of the visible near-infrared hyperspectral imagi...
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Monitoring and maintaining the freshness of meat is important to ensuring a supply of meat that is safe for consumption. The objective of this study is to present a shortwave infrared (SWIR) hyperspectral imaging system in combination with partial least-squares regression (PLSR) model and feature selection methods that can be used for the predictio...
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In this study, conventional machine learning and deep leaning approaches were evaluated using X-ray imaging techniques for investigating the internal parameters (endosperm and air space) of three cultivars of watermelon seed. In the conventional machine learning, six types of image features were extracted after applying different types of image pre...
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Infrared spectroscopy associated with chemometrics analysis have been used for protein and glucose determination but researches which compare near-infrared (NIR) and mid-infrared (MIR) spectroscopy especially the ones which study root and tuber crops are rare. In this research, several tuber and root flours, i.e. arrowroot, canna, modified cassava,...
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The objective of this study was to quantify the chemical content of multiple products using one single calibration model. This study involved seven tuber and root powders from arrowroot, Canna edulis, cassava, taro, as well as purple, yellow, and white sweet potato, for partial least square (PLS) regression to predict polysaccharide contents (i.e.,...
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The internal structure of a seed plays a vital role during germination. Hence, before planting the seed internal quality inspection is advantageous to produce healthy seedlings. In this study, an X-ray CT scanner was used to generate CT images of five-year-old naturally aged pepper seeds. Several processing techniques such as reslicing, feature ext...
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The widely used techniques for analyzing the quality of powdered food products focus on targeted detection with a low-throughput screening of samples. Owing to potentially significant health threats and large-scale adulterations, food regulatory agencies and industries require rapid and non-destructive analytical techniques for the detection of une...
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Purpose The objectives of this study are to provide the detailed information of designing, fabrication process, and performance test results of a surface acoustic wave (SAW) sensor for evaluating chicken meat storage time (up to 15 days). Methods The aldehyde gas generated from chicken meat was selected as the reactive material, and Love wave was...
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Almonds are nutrient-rich nuts. Due to their high level of consumption and relatively high price, their production is targeted for illegal practices, with the intention of earning more profit. The most common adulterants are based on superficial matching, and as an adulterant, the apricot kernel is comparatively inexpensive and almost identical in...
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The content of phytochemical compounds such as anthocyanin in soybeans, yielded from agricultural practices is usually affected by the quality of the mother seed. Therefore, non-destructive technique for intact soybean seed selection based on anthocyanin content is highly demanded for breeding programs. The objective of this study was to evaluate t...
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In South Korea, because the stress monitoring of the temperature and nutrition conditions of citrus trees is performed by human workers, it is very difficult to monitor the entire farmland. The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) remote-sensing technology integrated with hyperspectral and multispectral imaging techniques has recently drawn significant at...
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Geographical origin discrimination of white rice is an important endeavor in preventing illegal distribution of white rice and regulating and standardizing food safety and quality assurance. The aim of this study was to develop a method for geographical origin discrimination between South Korean and Chinese rice using a hyperspectral fluorescence i...
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Cane sugar and other artificial sweeteners are usually used as a food additive to provide sweetness in food. Sweetener additives can be consumed safely by considering the acceptable daily intake (ADI). This research was aimed to determine the type of sweeteners and the level of sweeteners added in food with regard to the ADI. The food sample used i...