Determination of heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Fe and Zn) in canned sardines by acid digestion method / Azlan Shah Abdul Rahman

Azlan Shah, Abdul Rahman (2009) Determination of heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Fe and Zn) in canned sardines by acid digestion method / Azlan Shah Abdul Rahman. Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.

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Abstract

In this study, four heavy metals in local canned sardines were determined after acid digestion using concentrated nitric acid and concentrated hydrochloric acid. Iron, cadmium, zinc and lead in the samples were determined by atomic absorption spectroscopy. The metal contents, expressed in mg kg-1 wet weight, varied from 91.52 to 121.4 with average value 105.7 for iron, from 0.210 to 0.284 with average value 0.231 for cadmium, from 5.45 to 7.55 with average value 6.55 for zinc, from 4.008 to 4.636 with average value 4.131 for lead. For overall conclusion, heavy metals were present in all samples but the contents for zinc, cadmium and iron were lower except for lead content in canned sardine’s samples when compared to the permitted level according to the Food Act 1983 and the Food Regulations 1996. Therefore all the samples analyzed in this study are not safe for consumption because the lead content was higher than the permitted level.

Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heavy metal, Canned sardine, Acid digestion method
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry > Inorganic chemistry > Metals
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitan 1
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2010 03:43
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2016 00:18
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/748

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