Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.)
Marvin H. Malone
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
James C. King
Third Committee Member
Carl C. Riedesel
The method for the determination of total mercury in biological material described in this paper comprises a destruction of organic matter by wet digestion, a reduction of the mercury by stannous sulfate, and circulation of the displaced mercury vapor in a closed system directly connected with an atomic absorption spectrophotometer Seven tissues from ten samples of locally obtained Roccus saxatilis (striped bass) were analyzed, and a three-fold elevation of mercury levels in the liver over the levels in the filet noted. See Table XIX for a comparison of the high, low, and average values for each tissue.
Burch, Patrick Glenn. (1972). Development of a flameless atomic absorption assay for mercury in biological materials and levels of mercury detected in striped bass (Roccus saxatilis) collected in the San Joaquin Delta. University of the Pacific, Thesis. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/1765
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