Spectroscopic analysis of heavy metal in frozen shrimp from different seafood processing plants of Chittagong, Bangladesh

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  • Mohammad Shaokat Ali Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Faculty of Food Science and Technology, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chittagong-4225
  • Suvanker Saha Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Faculty of Food Science and Technology, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chittagong-4225
  • Shamima Ahmed Department of Food Processing and Engineering, Faculty of Food Science and Technology, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chittagong-4225
  • Md Forhad Uddin Department of Microbiology, University of Chittagong
  • Nilufa Yeasmin Department of Applied Food Science and Nutrition, Faculty of Food Science and Technology, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chittagong-4225

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/ajmbr.v2i4.30990

Keywords:

frozen shrimps, heavy metals, AAS

Abstract

This study is carried out to determine the level of three common heavy metals i.e. mercury (Hg), lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) from different branded frozen shrimp samples from different processing plants in Chittagong Metropolitan Area, Bangladesh. The level of heavy metals is investigated by using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS) in twenty different frozen shrimp samples from four different processing plants. The range of mean level of concentration (mg/kg) of mercury (Hg), lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) are 0.011-0.042 mg/kg, 0.065-0.087 mg/kg and 0.024-0.081 mg/kg respectively. Lead (Pb) has the highest mean concentration of 0.087 mg/kg while mercury has the lowest mean of 0.011 mg/kg. The mean concentration of mercury (Hg), lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) in shrimps was observed within the range of BSTI (Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution) standards for aquatic foods.

Asian J. Med. Biol. Res. December 2016, 2(4): 513-517

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Mohammad Shaokat Ali, Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Faculty of Food Science and Technology, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chittagong-4225



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Published

2017-01-23

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Ali, M. S., Saha, S., Ahmed, S., Uddin, M. F., & Yeasmin, N. (2017). Spectroscopic analysis of heavy metal in frozen shrimp from different seafood processing plants of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 2(4), 513–517. https://doi.org/10.3329/ajmbr.v2i4.30990

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