Cereal Chem 52:138 - 144. | VIEW
The Determination of X-Ray Observation of Bromine and Zinc Levels in Untreated Wheat Flour.
R. A. Martin, G. G. Seaman, and A. Ward. Copyright 1975 by the American Association of Cereal Chemists, Inc.
The recently developed method of trace element analysis by observation of characteristic X rays with a lithium-drifted silicon detector was used to study levels of heavy elements in wheat flour. The various samples obtained from a pilot mill were each found to contain quantities of zinc at levels of about 2 to 54 p.p.m. and bromine at levels of 2 to 14 p.p.m. An attempt is made to correlate these zinc and bromine concentrations to the standard analyses of ash content and protein level used for flour.