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Concentration of mercury in wheat samples stored with mercury tablets as preservative. [Neutrons]

Abstract

Tablets consisting of mercury in the form of a dull grey powder made by triturating mercury with chalk and sugar are used in Indian household for storing food-grains. The contamination of wheat samples by mercury, when stored with mercury tablets for period of upto four years has been assessed by using non-destructive neutron activation analysis. The details of the analytical procedure used have also been briefly described. The concentration of mercury in wheat increases with storage period. Loss of weight of mercury tablet is proportional to the storage period to a first approximation. In the present experiment, the average weight loss at the and end of first year was 0.009716 g corresponding to 6 ppm in wheat.
Authors:
Lalit, B Y; Ramachandran, T V [1] 
  1. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay (India). Air Monitoring Section
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1977
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-08-342639; EDB-78-017160
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: J. Radioanal. Chem.; (Hungary); Journal Volume: 36:2
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; MERCURY; ACTIVATION ANALYSIS; WHEAT; NEUTRON REACTIONS; NONDESTRUCTIVE ANALYSIS; POLLUTION; PRESERVATION; STORAGE LIFE; BARYON REACTIONS; BIOMASS; CEREALS; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; ELEMENTS; ENERGY SOURCES; GRAMINEAE; GRASS; HADRON REACTIONS; METALS; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; NUCLEON REACTIONS; PLANTS; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; 400101* - Activation, Nuclear Reaction, Radiometric & Radiochemical Procedures
OSTI ID:
7078353
Country of Origin:
Hungary
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: JRACB
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
Pages: 369-374
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Lalit, B Y, and Ramachandran, T V. Concentration of mercury in wheat samples stored with mercury tablets as preservative. [Neutrons]. Hungary: N. p., 1977. Web. doi:10.1007/BF02517005.
Lalit, B Y, & Ramachandran, T V. Concentration of mercury in wheat samples stored with mercury tablets as preservative. [Neutrons]. Hungary. doi:10.1007/BF02517005.
Lalit, B Y, and Ramachandran, T V. 1977. "Concentration of mercury in wheat samples stored with mercury tablets as preservative. [Neutrons]." Hungary. doi:10.1007/BF02517005. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1007/BF02517005.
@misc{etde_7078353,
title = {Concentration of mercury in wheat samples stored with mercury tablets as preservative. [Neutrons]}
author = {Lalit, B Y, and Ramachandran, T V}
abstractNote = {Tablets consisting of mercury in the form of a dull grey powder made by triturating mercury with chalk and sugar are used in Indian household for storing food-grains. The contamination of wheat samples by mercury, when stored with mercury tablets for period of upto four years has been assessed by using non-destructive neutron activation analysis. The details of the analytical procedure used have also been briefly described. The concentration of mercury in wheat increases with storage period. Loss of weight of mercury tablet is proportional to the storage period to a first approximation. In the present experiment, the average weight loss at the and end of first year was 0.009716 g corresponding to 6 ppm in wheat.}
doi = {10.1007/BF02517005}
journal = {J. Radioanal. Chem.; (Hungary)}
volume = {36:2}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Hungary}
year = {1977}
month = {Jan}
}