The work, which is being directed by researchers Antonio Jesús Rivera Rivas and María Dolores Pérez Godoy from the SIMIDAT research group of the UJA, has two main objectives. The first involves deriving models for predicting the useful life of olive oil when used in frying. For this, an intelligent modeling of the evolution of the maximum number of fryings that can support the oil will be done before reaching certain thresholds such as 25% polar compounds as per the existing law. In this line, the variables related to the quality of the olive oil used – acidity, peroxides, polyphenols, etc. -, together with the food to be fried and its frying process (temperature, time, amount of product … ) are analyzed. Will be done.
The second objective is to model the useful life of olive oil according to conservation conditions, through intelligent techniques. In this case, the aging evolution of olive oil would be predicted or modeled based on variables such as oil type, container type, preservation conditions, etc.
To achieve both goals, research will be carried out on the design, optimization and development of new artificial intelligence models for predicting the useful life of olive oil considering both its use in frying and its preservation or storage. For this, the most efficient current prediction methods will be used, including criteria related to machine learning (such as paradigms).machine learning) or deep learning (reading or learning), and propose the development of new models.
Finally, the interpretability of the developed models will be examined determining the importance of input or predictor variables in oil quality under different conditions of use and storage.
Project “Smart-O-Olive: The wise consumption of sustainable and healthy olive oil in agriculture, the oil mill and the new agro-industry of the future” The Scientific, Technological and Innovation Research of the Center for Development Industrial corresponds to the Science and Innovation Mission Program within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan and the State Program to Catalyze Innovation and Business Leadership of the State Plan for 2021-2023 . Technology (CDTI). Last December the first meeting took place between Acessur, the Technological Center for Olives and Oil (CITOLIVA) and UJA researchers belonging to the CIMDAT research group to coordinate the related work.