Location

Stephen F Austin State University, Baker Pattillo Student Center, Twilight and Grand Ballrooms

Start Date

10-4-2012 4:00 PM

End Date

10-4-2012 8:00 PM

Description

Deficiencies in vitamins and calcium have always been known and a remedy for it has always been around. The deficiency of copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) are not very popular and some people do not understand how important the two metals are for one’s health. If one tends to encounter such deficiency the goal is to give foods that contain these metals in order to add to the diet. In this study, various foods were analyzed for Cu or Zn concentration levels using absorptions spectrophotometer Shimadzu AA-6800 flame. The samples were crushed, digested with nitric acid, and then analyzed through the AA-6800. A variety of results were obtained leading us to many possibilities of foods that have Cu and Zn.

Share

COinS

Tell us how this article helped you.

 
Apr 10th, 4:00 PM Apr 10th, 8:00 PM

Analysis of Zinc and Copper in Foods

Stephen F Austin State University, Baker Pattillo Student Center, Twilight and Grand Ballrooms

Deficiencies in vitamins and calcium have always been known and a remedy for it has always been around. The deficiency of copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) are not very popular and some people do not understand how important the two metals are for one’s health. If one tends to encounter such deficiency the goal is to give foods that contain these metals in order to add to the diet. In this study, various foods were analyzed for Cu or Zn concentration levels using absorptions spectrophotometer Shimadzu AA-6800 flame. The samples were crushed, digested with nitric acid, and then analyzed through the AA-6800. A variety of results were obtained leading us to many possibilities of foods that have Cu and Zn.