bioconcentration


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bioconcentration

The accumulation of a chemical in the tissues of an organism as a result of direct exposure to the surrounding medium.
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The bioconcentration factor (BCF), a ratio of metal concentration in plant shoots to metal concentrations in soil, is a good indicator for metal uptake, translocation, and accumulation in higher plants (Dos Santos Utmazian and Wenzel 2007; Unterbrunner et al.
Viswnathan and Krishanamurti [3] introduced the factors that can increase toxicity of pesticides to aquatic biota at higher temperatures are higher solubility of toxicants in water, an augmented rate of uptake and blood flow & increased bioconcentration.
Copper bioconcentration values range from 100x for benthic algae to 30,000x for phytoplankton.
In this study, the effect of culture age and bacterial biomass concentration on bioconcentration of six heavy metals (Ni, Cu, Pb, Fe, Cd and Zn) associated with a Nigerian crude (Bonny light) was investigated.
Besides those listed in the title, the properties include the bioconcentration factor of organic compounds, the threshold limit value and permissible exposure limit of organic and inorganic compounds, and others.
Above-ground accumulations of arsenic were compared in nine plant species using bioconcentration factor (BCF), a measure of tissue concentration relative to concentration in a hydroponic solution.
Transfer of DDT residues through food chain resulted in its bioconcentration culminating in its biomagnifications in primary and secondary consumers including man.
Both of these water quality criteria provide for the protection of aquatic life from acute and chronic toxicity to animals and plants, and from bioconcentration by aquatic organisms (U.
Bioconcentration factor values were very high in C.
DBP has been reported to have a mean bioconcentration factor of 167 mg/g.