Postharvest biology and technology vol:45 issue:1 pages:38-45
Prediction models of soluble solids contents of fruit obtained with a specific near-infrared spectrophotometer cannot be directly transferred to another spectrophotometer. In this research, a piecewise direct standardization method has been used for this task. As a result, a calibration model for soluble solids contents of apple developed on a Fourier transform based spectrophotometer has been successfully transferred to a diode array (DA) spectrophotometer. The standardization procedure was performed on a data set of 477 Jonagored apples and root mean squared error of prediction of 0.85 degrees Brix was obtained. Additionally, the necessity of calibration transfer procedures between two DA spectrophotometers of the same type and model has also been found. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All fights reserved.