Sustainable method development for detection of chemical hazards in concentrated food matrices as a base for the interdisciplinary research network development


Project no.: 2021/4

Project description:

The research network seeks to develop sustainable, simplified and sensitive method involving the flame atomic absorption spectroscopy to detect chemical hazards (Co, Ni, Cr) in food matrices from thermal spray coating solutions, which are applied to the equipment parts for wear protection. To overcome the lower sensitivity of the flame atomic absorption spectroscopy, food analytes will be concentrated using deep vacuum technique. The reliability of the analytical method will be studied, comparing the flame atomic absorption spectroscopy with graphite furnace atomic absorption spectroscopy, inductively coupled plasma with optical emission detection and total reflection X-ray fluorescence measurements.

Project funding:

This project of the Baltic-German University Liaison Office is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic Germany.

Project results:

Concept of the new methodology for determination of contaminated food matrices with chemical hazards (Co, Ni, Cr) concentration and analysis with the flame AAS.
Project of publication ready to submit in peer review journal and publication in a popular scientific way.
Strengthened the scientific network that involves coatings /food contact materials science representatives, food science researches, legislative governors.

Period of project implementation: 2021-02-01 - 2021-10-31

Project coordinator: Kaunas University of Technology

Project partners: The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, University of Latvia

Alvija Šalaševičienė

2021 - 2021

Food Institute