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Macro elemental analysis of food samples by nuclear analytical technique

Syahfitri, Woro Yatu Niken and Kurniawati, Syukria and Adventini, Natalia and Damastuti, Endah and Lestiani, Diah Dwiana (2017) Macro elemental analysis of food samples by nuclear analytical technique. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 860. pp. 2-9. ISSN 1742-6596

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Energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) spectrometry is a non-destructive, rapid, multi elemental, accurate, and environment friendly analysis compared with other detection methods. Thus, EDXRF spectrometry is applicable for food inspection. The macro elements calcium and potassium constitute important nutrients required by the human body for optimal physiological functions. Therefore, the determination of Ca and K content in various foods needs to be done. The aim of this work is to demonstrate the applicability of EDXRF for food analysis. The analytical performance of non-destructive EDXRF was compared with other analytical techniques; neutron activation analysis and atomic absorption spectrometry. Comparison of methods performed as cross checking results of the analysis and to overcome the limitations of the three methods. Analysis results showed that Ca found in food using EDXRF and AAS were not significantly different with p-value 0.9687, whereas p-value of K between EDXRF and NAA is 0.6575. The correlation between those results was also examined. The Pearson correlations for Ca and K were 0.9871 and 0.9558, respectively. Method validation using SRM NIST 1548a Typical Diet was also applied. The results showed good agreement between methods; therefore EDXRF method can be used as an alternative method for the determination of Ca and K in food samples.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Isotop dan Radiasi > Pemanfaatan Isotop dan Radiasi > Bidang Kesehatan
Divisions: Pusat Sains dan Teknologi Nuklir Terapan
Depositing User: user pstnt batan
Date Deposited: 17 May 2018 04:17
Last Modified: 17 May 2018 04:17
URI: http://repo-nkm.batan.go.id/id/eprint/1924

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