Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

, Volume 184, Issue 4, pp 2373–2375 | Cite as

Determination of heavy metals in bee honey with connected and not connected metal wires using inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP–AES)

  • Mehmet Musa ÖzcanEmail author
  • Fahad Y. AL Juhaimi


Two honey samples are taken from two parts of the same honeycomb: one that contacts to the surface of the wire and the other taken from the surface that does not contact the wires. Heavy metal contents of these two samples were determined by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry). The Mo, Cd, Cr, Fe, Mn, Ni and Zn contents of the honey in contact with wire is higher when compared to the other. Especially, Fe and Zn contents of honey in contact with wire is much higher than the non-contact one. These values are, respectively, 190.21 and 112.76 ppm. Besides, Ni content of honey in contact with wire is approximately 50% higher.


Honey Wire Heavy metals ICP-AES 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Food Engineering, Faculty of AgricultureUniversity of SelcukKonyaTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Food Science & Nutrition, College of Food and Agricultural SciencesKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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