alexa Comparison of modified automatic Dumas method and the traditional Kjeldahl method for nitrogen determination in infant food.
Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences

Journal of Petroleum & Environmental Biotechnology

Author(s): Bellomonte G, Costantini A, Giammarioli S

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Abstract This study compares 2 methods for determining nitrogen and protein in various types of infant food: the Kjeldahl method, developed in 1883, which is time consuming and labor intensive, and a newer, automatic method, based on the Dumas method. In each category of infant food considered, the results obtained from both methods are shown to be comparable; however, the modified Dumas method is quicker, easier, and does not pollute the laboratory environment.
This article was published in J Assoc Off Anal Chem and referenced in Journal of Petroleum & Environmental Biotechnology

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