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Main Title FGETS (Food and Gill Exchange of Toxic Substances) : a simulation model for predicting bioaccumulation of nonpolar organic pollutants by fish /
Author Barber, M. Craig. ; Suarez, L. A. ; Lassiter, R. R.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Suarez, L. A.
Lassiter, Ray Roberts.
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Publisher Office of Research and Development, Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/3-87/038
Stock Number PB88-133558
OCLC Number 731718454
Subjects Aquatic organisms--Effect of water pollution on ; Water--Pollution--Toxicology ; Fishes--Effect of water pollution on
Additional Subjects Fish ; Organic compounds ; Models ; Chemical properties ; Physical properties ; Contaminants ; Toxicology ; Ecology ; Trout ; Bioaccumulation ; Toxic substances ; Food and gill exchange of toxic substances ; Polychlorinated biphenyls
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ESAD  EPA 600-3-87-038 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 05/08/2019
NTIS  PB88-133558 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation iv, 48 pages ; 30 cm
A model for the bioaccumulation of nonpolar, nonmetabolized organic chemicals by fish is described. The model, FGETS, simulates thermodynamically driven chemical exchange by fish assuming either aqueous exposure only or joint aqueous and food chain exposure. Parameterization of the model incorporates allometric relationships between the fish's body weight and its gill and intestinal surface areas, lipid content of the fish, and physico-chemical properties of the chemical (i.e., molecular weight, melting point, and n-octanol/water partition coefficient). The model is validated by comparing predicted and observed depuration rates of organic chemicals by rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri). An application of the model describing the bioaccumulation of polychlorinated biphenyls by Lake Michigan lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) also is presented.
"EPA/600/3-87/038." "December 1987."