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Type: Artigo de evento
Title: Direct Determination Of Cu, Mn, Pb, And Zn In Beer By Thermospray Flame Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry
Author: Nascentes C.C.
Kamogawa M.Y.
Fernandes K.G.
Arruda M.A.Z.
Nogueira A.R.A.
Nobrega J.A.
Abstract: In this work, thermospray flame furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (TS-FF-AAS) was employed for Cu, Mn, Pb, and Zn determination in beer without any sample digestion. The system was optimized and calibration was based on the analyte addition technique. A sample volume of 300 μl was introduced into the hot Ni tube at a flow-rate of 0.4 ml min-1 using 0.14 mol l -1 nitric acid solution or air as carrier. Different Brazilian beers were directly analyzed after ultrasonic degasification. Results were compared with those obtained by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (GFAAS). The detection limits obtained for Cu, Mn, Pb, and Zn in aqueous solution were 2.2, 18, 1.6, and 0.9 μg l-1, respectively. The relative standard deviations varied from 2.7% to 7.3% (n=8) for solutions containing the analytes in the 25-50 μg l-1 range. The concentration ranges obtained for analytes in beer samples were: Cu: 38.0-155 μg l-1; Mn: 110-348 μg l-1, Pb: 13.0-32.9 μg l-1, and Zn: 52.7-226 μg l-1. Results obtained by TS-FF-AAS and GFAAS were in agreement at a 95% confidence level. The proposed method is fast and simple, since sample digestion is not required and sensitivity can be improved without using expensive devices. The TS-FF-AAS presented suitable sensitivity for determination of Cu, Mn, Pb, and Zn in the quality control of a brewery. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.sab.2005.02.012
Date Issue: 2005
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