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

Alonso, Elena; Tapie, Nathalie; Budzinski, Hélëne; Leménach, Karyn; Peluhet, Laurent; Tarazona, José V.
January 2008
Environmental Science & Pollution Research;Jan2008, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p31
Academic Journal
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.


Related Articles

  • A Dynamic Model of Air Pollution, Health, and Population Growth Using System Dynamics: A Study on Tehran-Iran (With Computer Simulation by the Software Vensim). Shahgholian, Keyvan; Hajihosseini, Hamid // World Academy of Science, Engineering & Technology;Nov2009, Issue 35, p245 

    The significance of environmental protection is well-known in today's world. The execution of any program depends on sufficient knowledge and required familiarity with environment and its pollutants. Taking advantage of a systematic method, as a new science, in environmental planning can solve...

  • Crash testing for dummies.  // Automotive Engineer;Dec2005, Vol. 30 Issue 11, p34 

    The article the TNO Automotive Safety Solutions has launched the Mathematical Dynamic Modelling (MADYMO) /Exchange. This new software tool enables users to harness the power of some of the most effective crash test simulation software available. MADYMO software allows users to create virtual...

  • Analyses of mechanical characteristics of vacuum circuit breaker during the closing process taking electrodynamic force into account. Wang, X.; Rong, M.; Wu, Y.; Yang, F.; Jia, S. // IET Science, Measurement & Technology;Nov2007, Vol. 1 Issue 6, p323 

    A dynamic model for the closing process of a medium-voltage vacuum circuit breaker (MVVCB) is constructed, and the automatic dynamic analysis of mechanical system software is applied to construct the model by taking electrodynamic force into account. After the electrodynamic force is worked out,...

  • Control Environment of Linear Induction Drive Dynamics Models. Rinkevičienė, R.; Lisauskas, S. // Electronics & Electrical Engineering;2007, Issue 80, p63 

    Developed dynamic models of linear induction drives allow examining various dynamic characteristics of linear induction drives according to results of simulation. Nevertheless, changes in motor windings connection way or motor parameters require recalculating and renewing set up of model...

  • RADIOGRAPHIC BENCHMARK PROBLEM 2009—SCATTER CALCULATIONS IN MODELLING. Jaenisch, G.-R.; Bellon, C.; Schumm, A.; Tabary, J.; Duvauchelle, Ph. // AIP Conference Proceedings;2/22/2010, Vol. 1211 Issue 1, p2117 

    Code Validation is a permanent concern in computer simulation, and has been addressed repeatedly in eddy current and ultrasonic modelling. A good benchmark problem is sufficiently simple to be taken into account by various codes without strong requirements on geometry representation...

  • MODELING AND SIMULATION OF CARBON DIOXIDE ABSORPTION IN MONOETHANOLAMINE IN PACKED ABSORPTION COLUMNS. Cormos, Ana-Maria; Gaspar, Jozsef; Padurean, Anamaria // Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai, Chemia;2009, Issue 3, p37 

    Computer-based process simulations are today recognized as an essential tool to be applied in chemical process industries. For this paper a mathematical model is needed to describe closer the real physical - chemical processes that take place in a reactor (packed absorption column) used for...

  • Bond Graph Modeling of Inter-Actuator Interactions in a Multi-Cylinder Hydraulic System. Muvengei, Mutuku; Kihiu, John // World Academy of Science, Engineering & Technology;May2011, Issue 53, p32 

    No abstract available.

  • New approach for dynamic modelling of flexible manipulators. Bouzgarrou, B. C.; Ray, P.; Gogu, G. // Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers -- Part K;2005, Vol. 219 Issue 3, p285 

    This paper deals with the dynamic modelling of flexible manipulators. Expressing such models analytically is extremely useful in simulation, design, control, and identification. To this end, an efficient and systematic approach is proposed for symbolic derivation of dynamic equations. A...

  • Simulation Lateral Vibrations Processes of a Passenger Wagon Body. Skvireckas, R.; Bazaras, Ž.; Markšaitis, D.; Černiauskaitė, L. // Transport Means 2007: Proceedings of the 11th International Conf;2007, p99 

    Numerical methods of investigation are used in the thesis. Theoretical investigation were performed using MSC.ADAMS/View and MSC.ADAMS/Rail software. Introduction of additional characteristics into this software enabled us both to form dynamic model of typical passenger wagon used in Lithuania,...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics