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Main Title Anthracene Bioconcentration in Rainbow Trout during Single-Compound and Complex-Mixture Exposures.
Author Linder, G. ; Bergman, H. L. ; Meyer, J. S. ;
CORP Author Wyoming Univ., Laramie.;Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA-R-808671; EPA/600/J-85/198;
Stock Number PB86-117348
Additional Subjects Complex compounds ; Anthracene ; Anthracene compounds ; Trout ; Water pollution ; Industrial wastes ; Mixtures ; Reaction kinetics ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Agricultural wastes ; Metabolism ; Exposure ; Oil shale ; Reprints ; Retort water ; Municipal wastes ; Bioaccumulation
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NTIS  PB86-117348 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Rainbow trout were exposed for 72 h to (14C)anthracene alone and (14C)anthracene in an oil shale retort water. Tissue levels of (14C)anthracene were analyzed at 24, 48 and 72 h to determine non-steady-state bioconcentration factors (BCFs), and uptake and depuration rates were calculated from anthracene disappearance in exposure waters and metabolite appearance in depuration waters. Uptake rates (14.6 to 16.9/h) were similar to previously reported values; however, depuration rates (0.00158 to 0.00188/h) were very low. Consequently, measured non-steady-state BCFs after 72 h (9,000 to 9,200) for anthracene were higher than expected, probably because fish were not fed and had low excretion rates. Measured and estimated anthracene BCFs were lower in retort water exposures than in single-compound exposures because of slower uptake and faster depuration. (Copyright (c) 1985 SETAC.)