Evaluation of various digestion procedures for trace element contents of some food materials


Demirel S., Tuzen M., SARAÇOĞLU S. , SOYLAK M.

JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, cilt.152, ss.1020-1026, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 152 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2007.07.077
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1020-1026

Özet

The levels of trace elements in different types of food material consumed in Turkey were determined by flame and graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry. Food samples were digested with dry ashing, wet ashing and microwave digestion procedures in this study. The microwave digestion procedure was chosen for the digestion of all the food samples because it required shorter time and made higher recovery (specially for Se). Fe, Cu, Mn, Zn, Al and Se were determined by flame and graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry, respectively. Relative standard deviations (RSD) were found below 10%. The accuracy of the procedure was confirmed by certified reference materials. Moreover, this procedure was easier to use when compared with dry and wet digestions. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.