bioconcentration factor


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bioconcentration factor

The ratio of the concentration of a particular chemical in a living organism to the chemical’s concentration in the surrounding water.
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Effect of Cu and Zn on soil pH, soil total and solution metal concentrations, poplar metal concentration, and dry matter yield BCF, Bioconcentration factor.
A review of bioconcentration factor (BCF) and bioaccumulation factor (BAF) assessments for organic chemicals in aquatic organisms.
1979, Measuring and estimating the bioconcentration factor of chemicals in fish.
Thus, tissue perfusion and the lipid partition coefficient [or bioconcentration factor (23)] play important roles in the distribution of chemicals in the body.
3+]/L; bioconcentration factor = 9) indicate that it is a very toxic substance.
The strong relationship between this factor and the uptake constant (64), depuration rate constant (65), and bioconcentration factor in fish (66) probably resulted in higher tissue concentrations of p,p'-DDE than vinclozolin or flutamide in our experiment.