Application Note: Determination of Element Contents in Wine Using HR-CS Flame AAS
13 December 2016

This application note describes a straightforward and fast analysis of wine using the contrAA® 800. Atomic absorption spectrometry is the most commonly used technique for metal determination in wines. Wine consists of a complex matrix including water, sugar, alcohol as well as a great variety of organic and inorganic components. Some of these components include metals, such as copper and zinc that are essential biometals, however, the majority of them have carcinogenic or toxic effects even at trace levels. For these reasons, it is of great importance to constantly monitor the levels of certain elements.