Investigation of trace metal levels in fish species from the Black Sea and the River Yesilirmak, Turkey by atomic absorption spectrometry

Tuzen M., Mendil D., Sari H., Suicmez M., Hasdemir E.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, cilt.13, sa.5, ss.472-474, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.472-474


The concentrations of trace metals in the fish species were determined using flame and graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry after microwave digestion. The proposed method showed satisfactory recovery rates, detection limits and standard deviations. The average metal concentrations of the five species varied in the following ranges: Fe 90.16-102.51; Cu 1.34-1.72; Mn 1.29-9.21; Zn 25.76-112.71; Pb 0.53-1.73; Cd 0.98-2.25; Cr 1.43-1.92 and Ni 2.90-9.36 mug g(-1), respectively.