Assessment of metals by instrumental neutron activation analysis in six fish species consumed in the city of São Paulo

M. B. Nisti, C. H. R. Saueia, B. P. Mazzilli, N. F. A. Meneses, Nicola Pirrone
2013 E3S Web of Conferences  
The objective of this work is to quantify the concentration of the metals As, Co, Cs, Fe, K, Na, Rb, Sb, Sc, Sm, Th, U and Zn in the muscles of six fish species (anchovy, brycon, catfish, hake, pacu and sardine). Metals characterization was performed by instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA). The elements determination was made by irradiation of approximately 150 mg of each sample (dry weight), during 16 hours at a neutron flux of 10 12 n.cm -2 .s -1 in the nuclear research reactor
more » ... esearch reactor IEA-R1 of Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares (IPEN). Most of the results for the metals concentration is low, exception for As and Zn in seawater fish and for Rb in river fish. The results obtained in this study can be used to ensure the quality of the fish consumed in the city of São Paulo.
doi:10.1051/e3sconf/20130137007 fatcat:g4hwtlnyhnbwbcvwe4vfpgb2tq