Determination of heavy metals concentration in selected allium sp. / Naqibah Kamaruzzaman

Kamaruzzaman, Naqibah (2017) Determination of heavy metals concentration in selected allium sp. / Naqibah Kamaruzzaman. Student Project. Faculty of Applied Sciences, Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan. (Unpublished)

Abstract

Rapid and unorganized urban and industrial developments have contributes to the increment number of heavy metals in food crops. Metals elements spread to environment may be transferred to animals and humans through ingestion of heavy metals contaminated food. Long term exposure to heavy metals lead to number of health risks. In this study, regular-consumed vegetables, Allium cepa and Allium sativum were selected for determination of heavy metals Cu, Cr and Pb. Concentration of these metals were determined by using Atomic Absorpsion Spectrometer (AAS) and were compared to FAO/WHO permissible limit. Dry ashing method with 450 °C of ash time and digestion method using 65% nitric acid have been used. The average concentration of Cu in both Allium cepa and Allium sativum was 0.0564 mg/L. For Pb, 0.10 mg/L and 0.22 mg/L were observed in Allium cepa and Allium sativum. These metals concentration were below FAO/WHO permissible limit. Different with Cr, the average concentration in both vegetables has exceeded the permissible limit of 0.05 mg/L stated by WHO/F AO which the concentration of Allium cepa and Allium sativum were 0.07 mg/L and 0.15 mg/L respectively. High concentration of Cr in these vegetables may lead to health problems to the consumer. Limit of Detection (LOD) for Cu, Cr and Pb were 0.0005 mg/L, 0.0005 mg/L and 0.0008 mg/L respectively which indicates that all samples were detected by AAS instrument.

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Item Type: Monograph (Student Project)
Creators:
CreatorsID Num.
Kamaruzzaman, NaqibahUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry > Inorganic chemistry > Metals
Q Science > QD Chemistry > Inorganic chemistry > Metals > Transition metals
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Negeri Sembilan > Kuala Pilah Campus > Faculty of Applied Sciences (N)
Item ID: 25536
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heavy metals, Allium sp., UiTM Negeri Sembilan
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/25536

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