Journal of Medical Research and Development          
Journal of Medical Research and Development(JMRD)
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Dielectric Properties of Properly Slaughtered and Non-properly Slaugheterd Chicken
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A capacitive device was designed to differentiate properly slaughtered chicken from non-properly slaughtered chicken. It was observed that there is a clear difference in terms of dielectric properties and colour. Non-properly slaughtered chicken has shown higher dielectric properties compared to the properly slaughtered chicken. The dielectric properties (relative permittivity and dissipation factor) of properly slaughtered chicken and non-properly slaughtered chicken were measured using the designed parallel plate capacitor and LCR meter in the frequency range of 100 Hz to 2 kHz. Measurements were conducted at 3 hours, 24 hours, 48 hours and up to 15 days after slaughtering. The performance of the designed parallel plate capacitor was verified by measuring the dielectric constants of perfect dielectrics such as A4 paper and FR4 substrate. Very low percentage error (0.47%) was observed, which makes this technique reliable to be used to measure the dielectric properties of meat. Experimental results were validated through theoretical calculation using Maxwell Garnett Mixing Rule.
Keywords:Properly Slaughtered and Non-Properly Slaughtered Chicken; Relative Permittivity; Dissipation Factor
Author: Almur A S. Rabih1, K. M. Begam2, Taib Ibrahim1, Zainal A. Burhanudin1
1.Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Tronoh, Malaysia
2.Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Semenyih, Malaysia
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