Patricia L. Atkins


Characterization of the Elemental Composition of Black Pepper by ICP & ICP/MS for use as a Tool to Identify Potentially Adulterated or Contaminated Spices

September 30, 2016

Black pepper is often subject to counterfeiting and adulteration. Creating elemental profiles for an individual spice can be used as a tool to identify possible adulteration.

Guide to Speciation

July 13, 2016

Guide to Speciation: What is Speciation? Who Should be Concerned with Speciation Testing? What are the Obstacles to Adapting to Speciation Testing?