Determination of Mixed Spirits in Brandy by Fluorescence Spectrometry

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D. Markechová, R. Poláček, P. Májek, and J. Sádecká

Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava


The determination has been carried out using excitation-emission matrix fluorescence along with parallel factor analysis (PARAFAC), partial least-squares regression (PLS) and multiple linear regression (MLR). Calibration models consisting of varying spirit composition and brandy were constructed and their accuracy was evaluated through the root-mean-square error of prediction (RMSEP). PLS was a better method compared with MLR due to its lower RMSEP values. The right-angle cell geometry of fluorescence measurements yielded better results than the front-face technique.


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