Ultrasonic Sensing System for Detecting Mixture of Water and Sugar Adulteration in Honey
Abstract— Adulteration in honey may cause various complications in human health. This paper proposed an
ultrasonic sensing system for detecting mixture of water and sugar adulteration in honey. The system used a
simple ultrasonic sensor which is non-invasive compared to previous studies and procedures for adulteration
detection. The system was calibrated with honey from Pampanga, Philippines, which were then tested in a
laboratory for authenticity before deliberately adulterated for testing. The system is calibrated and optimized
with honey samples from 0% adulteration to 40% adulteration with 10% interval. The gathered data was used
to generate an equation to calculate the percent amount of adulteration in honey. The equation is y = -1.3507x
+ 743.89. The system accuracy obtained during actual testing which is 92.38%. The system is delimited only
to a specific variant of honey present in Pampanga.
Index Terms— Adulteration, honey, ultrasonic sensor
Mac Jacob Badal, John Ryan Erico Ballesteros, Curt John Berdonado, Sherwin Jualo, Glenn Magwili , Mary Ann Latina
1School of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering Mapúa University, PHILIPPINES
Cite: Mac Jacob Badal, John Ryan Erico Ballesteros, Curt John Berdonado, Sherwin Jualo, Glenn Magwili , Mary Ann Latina, "Ultrasonic Sensing System for Detecting Mixture of Water and Sugar Adulteration in Honey," Proceedings of 2019 the 9th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering, pp. 401-405, Hong Kong, 15-17 June, 2019.