TITLE

A Model for Estimating the Potential Biomagnification of Chemicals in a Generic Food Web: Preliminary Development

AUTHOR(S)
Alonso, Elena; Tapie, Nathalie; Budzinski, Hélëne; Leménach, Karyn; Peluhet, Laurent; Tarazona, José V.
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Environmental Science & Pollution Research;Jan2008, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study on a conceptual method for calculating the biomagnification potential in a generic food web, which was mathematically implemented through system dynamic models created under data sheet software. Results showed that the mathematical implementation of the conceptual model provide tools for estimating the potential for bioaccumulation and biomagnification of chemicals under different conditions. It discusses that the versatility of the model can be utilized for both comparative estimations and for validating the model. It mentions that the biomagnification model in this study covers the time variation of bioaccumulation using just a few toxicokinetic parameters, unlike other previousy published biomagnification models.
ACCESSION #
34106469

 

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