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Reza Pourimani

Reza Pourimani

Academic rank: Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0102-0578
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 6505565793
Faculty: Science
Address: Arak University
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Research

Title
Determination of Trace Elements in Different Pistachio Variety by Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis Technique
Type
JournalPaper
Keywords
Pistachio  Neutron activation analysis  Nutrition  Elements
Year
2023
Journal Iranian Journal of Science
DOI
Researchers Reza Pourimani ، Mohamad Hosein Choopan Dastjerdi ، Mobina abdi

Abstract

Elemental analysis of nine samples of seven popular pistachios was performed using the neutron activation analysis technique. Thermal neutrons of Isfahan Miniature Neutron Source Reactor and related devices were used for activation analysis. The results show that the concentrations of calcium (Ca), copper (Cu), magnesium (Mg), and zinc (Zn) varied from 1670.20 to 1680.60, from 0.472 to 1.42, from 1170.50 to 1460.75, from 47.0 to 65.10 in mg/kg, respectively. Arsenic (As) was present in small amounts in some pistachio samples. Essential elements such as copper and zinc in Rafsanjan Akbari sample had higher amounts than other varieties.