The end of this year will mark an important step in aquaphotomics development on a global level. The first aquaphotomics book titled “Aquaphotomics for Bio-diagnostics in Dairy – Applications of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy” is scheduled to be published by Springer on December 11, 2021.
The book is a result of more than 20 years of experience of working with near infrared spectroscopy in dairy and describes applications for measurement of raw milk components like fat, protein, lactose, urea and fatty acids. Further, it investigates factors that influence the accuracy of measurements like individuality of the dairy cow and then, for the first time, proceeds to establish the near infrared spectroscopy as a disease and bio diagnostics tool. The book shows that near infrared spectroscopy can be used for measurement of somatic cell count, mastitis diagnosis, estrus detection and other parameters of health and nutrition status of the animals thanks to the use of usually neglected water absorbance bands. These results present near infrared spectroscopy as a tool that provides a valuable feedback for dairy farm management and optimization of health status of animals.
The book shows how the utilization of water absorption regions in near infrared spectra brought entirely new dimension to NIRS which led to recognition of informational value of water spectra and led to the development of aquaphotomics, a novel science whose foundation was exactly the dairy research work. With more than 20 chapters, describing in detail experimental work, the book offers easy replication of performed experiments and can serve as a guide for anyone interested in application of aquaphotomics for bio-diagnostics.
The release of the book is schedule for 11th December, and can be found at the Publisher website page https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811671135. Since the publisher website is going to have a makeover in November, if the above provided link is not available, feel free to contact us for more information. Or you can preorder the book using the following links: