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Main Title Measuring and Estimating the Bioconcentration Factor of Chemicals in Fish.
Author Veith, Gilman D. ; DeFoe, David L. ; Bergstedt, Barbara V. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/J-79-078;
Stock Number PB80-183387
Additional Subjects Minnows ; Organic compounds ; Concentration(Composition) ; Fishes ; Toxicity ; Temperature measurement ; Dosage ; Mathematical models ; Tests ; Mixtures ; Estimating ; Nitrogen heterocyclic compounds ; Exposure ; Separation ; Reprints ; Pimephales promelas ; Bioconcentration factor ; Octanol
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB80-183387 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 11p
A method of estimating the bioconcentration factor of organic chemicals in fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) is described. Water at 25C was intermittently dosed with the chemical at a nontoxic concentration in a flow-through aquarium. Thirty minnows are placed in the aquarium, and composite samples of five fish are removed for analysis after 2, 4, 8, 16, 24, and 32 d of exposure. The bioconcentration process is summarized by using the first-order uptake model, and the steady-state bioconcentration factor is calculated from the 32 d exposure.