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Nanomaterials Detection in Food, Water, and Environmental Waste

Use of nanotechnology is increasing in virtually every segment of the food industry. Delaware State University acquired an Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometer, an instrument that can detect metals and several non-metals at micro levels of concentration in pharmacology, toxicology, and water quality and safety testing. To date, three graduate students in applied chemistry and food science and three undergraduate students have been trained and are currently proficient in running experiments independently.

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