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Hannah Meyls, Longwood University

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Chemistry and Physics

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Poster

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Arsenic contamination in food and beverages is a problem due to the harm it can cause consumers. Currently in the United States there is no regulation limit. Red, white, and pink wines will be analyzed for their concentration of inorganic arsenic. Analysis of the wines will be analyzed by x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF). From this experiment we hope to develop a new method for measuring low concentrations of arsenic in wine.

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CHEM 403: Analysis of Arsenic in Wine Using XRF

Arsenic contamination in food and beverages is a problem due to the harm it can cause consumers. Currently in the United States there is no regulation limit. Red, white, and pink wines will be analyzed for their concentration of inorganic arsenic. Analysis of the wines will be analyzed by x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF). From this experiment we hope to develop a new method for measuring low concentrations of arsenic in wine.