bioaccumulation factor


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bioaccumulation factor

The ratio of the contaminant in an organism to the concentration in the ambient environment at a steady state, where the organism can take in the contaminant through ingestion with its food as well as through direct content.

bioaccumulation factor

Toxicology The concentration of a chemical in tissue divided by its concentration in the diet
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Table 1: Bioaccumulation factor, Transfer factor in plant organs and Geo-accumulation index of soil pollution from cucumber farm Toxic metals Zn Ni Pb Cd Cr BCF Root 20.
Gobas, "A review of bioconcentration factor (BCF) and bioaccumulation factor (BAF) assessments for organic chemicals in aquatic organisms," Environmental Reviews, vol.
41], the bioaccumulation factors of tin in freshwater plant and fish could be as high as 100 and 3000, respectively.
Bioaccumulation factor (BAF) in wheat tissue was determined to investigate extent of Cd accumulation in wheat tissue.
2004) also reported higher bioaccumulation factor (BAF-shoot/BAF- root) in cucumber and concluded root as major sink of the metals.
The high bioaccumulation factor for chromium and zinc suggests that the concentration of these metal ions n as it sometimes serves as a harbourage or the fish species have poor mechanisms for digesting and eliminating these heavy metals.
The bioaccumulation factor for copper and iron were found to be 178 and 91.
A bioaccumulation factor of 604 for manganese and 248 for lead in T.
Finally, the high level of bioaccumulation factor of Zn and Cr shows that they were good bio-indicator to monitor pollution in the river for the two fish species.
The ability of benthic macroinvertebrates to accumulate pollutants was quantified through the bioaccumulation factors (BAF) performed by Klavins et al.
Bioaccumulation Factors for benthic macroinvertebrate samples from Sao Carlos streams are shown in Figure 7.
There was no consistent relationship between the physical and chemical variables of water, metals in water and metals in the sediment with Bioaccumulation Factors presented.