Near-Infrared Spectrometry (NIRs)

Near-infrared spectrometry uses light from this range of wavelengths to analyze the composition and internal structure of materials. In Boscalia Technologies we develop both predictive statistical models and hardware (spectrophotometers) required. This technology has a wide range of applications including those oriented to the analysis and classification of forest products.

Boscalia Technologies provides its wide experience to the COVINIRs Project, a cutting-edge initiative to detect COVID-19 in human samples.

NIRs Applications Development

Near-infrared Spectrometry (NIRs) has a wide variety of applications and Boscalia Technologies is a pioneer in its orientation to the forestry sector. This technology is based on the analysis of the response of the materials to the incidence of light from this wavelength range (780-2500 nm). Through complex statistics methods, the light spectrum absorbed by the sensor of a spectrophotometer serves to classify the analyzed samples according to the interest to which they are focused.

This analytical technique has very important advantages over others, since it is a fast, clean and accurate method, no sample preparation or training is required from the operator, the equipment that it uses is relatively cheap and it can be portable, becoming an optimal and effective tool for working in laboratories, industrial environments or in exposed areas.

The multiple applications that Boscalia researches and develops include determining the botanical species of wood, the content of trichloroanisoles and other cork pollutants, determine the geographical origin of forest products or complement analyses of hyperspectral satellite images with field data for the creation of remote predictive models.