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Reducing copper toxicity by drinking coffee

Djati Utomo, Handojo (2008) Reducing copper toxicity by drinking coffee. In: WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment. WIT Press, United Kingdom, 199 -207. ISBN 978-184564114-6

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.2495/ETOX080211


Copper contamination in drinking water is not a new issue in todays world. Various modern industries use copper for their raw materials and discharge copper by-products into the watercourse. Current water treatment technology is not a guarantee for providing safe drinking water required by humans. Although copper is one of the essential nutrients required by the human body for both physical and mental health, an excessive copper concentration in the human body becomes a toxic threat. Drinking coffee habitually may be helpful in reducing copper concentrations, which might lead to a reduction in copper toxicity. This experimental study, using copper-ion selective electrode (Cu-ISE), lowered copper concentrations due to the availability of copper binding ligands found in coffee solution. The copper electrodes were calibrated thoroughly using ethylenediamine (en) standard buffer solution before being used for determining free and bound copper ions in coffee solution.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:ISBN: 978-184564114-6; 2nd International Conference on Environmental Toxicology, Environmental Toxicology 2008; Granada; 4 June 2008 through 6 June 2008
Uncontrolled Keywords:coffee, copper, copper binding ligands, Cu-ISE, En, toxicity
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:12739
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:27 Jun 2011 08:31
Last Modified:27 Jun 2011 08:31

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