Randy Stoneroad II, Texas A&M University – Central Texas

Characterization Of Texas Home-distilled Alcohol Using Flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy

Abstract: Contamination of nineteen home-distilled alcohol samples collected in Texas were analyzed utilizing flame atomic absorbance spectrophotometry (FAAS). The trace content of heavy metals, copper and lead, was determined and the results were compared to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards. These findings provided a quantitative basis for determination of potential health risks due consumption of home distilled alcohol in Texas.

Presentation Author(s):
Randy Stoneroad II*, John Barber, Coady Lapierre, Linh Pham

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