Thesis topic proposal
Béla Kovács
Developing analitical methods for Arsenic and Selenium for HPLC-ICP-MS joint system and their application for investigating food and food materilas


Institute: University of Debrecen
food sciences
Doctoral School of Food Sciences

Thesis supervisor: Béla Kovács
Web address (URL): http://mek.unideb.hu/index.php/hu/tudomany/elelmiszertudomanyi-doktori-iskola
Location of studies: DE MÉK
Abbreviation of location of studies: DE

Description of the research topic:

The heavy metal and toxic element contamination of the agricultural environment (plant-soil system) available for food material production is increasing. This trend can be dangerous. Soils are able to bound, accumulate the elements but above a certain stress level they become the source of toxicity. Toxic compounds appear in groundwater becoming absorbable for plants and getting into their vegetative and generative organs through which these compounds get into our food. By considering this it is essential for us to know the composition of our food including the figures of Arsenic and Selenium. In order to know this we need to develop and apply sensitive and accurate analytical methods.

Required language skills: Hungarian
Recommended language skills: English
Further requirements: 
MSc degree

Number of students who can be accepted: 1

Deadline for application: 2017-03-15

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