Factors influencing the design of bioaccumulation factor and biota-sediment accumulation factor field studies.

@article{Burkhard2003FactorsIT,
  title={Factors influencing the design of bioaccumulation factor and biota-sediment accumulation factor field studies.},
  author={Lawrence P Burkhard},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={351-60}
}
A series of modeling simulations was performed to evaluate the underlying factors and principles that drive the uncertainty in measured bioaccumulation factors (BAFs) and biota-sediment accumulation factors (BSAFs) for fish, and to determine which sampling designs minimize those uncertainties. Temporal variability of chemical concentrations in the water column, and the metabolism rate and n-octanol-water partition coefficient (Kow) for the chemical were determined to be the dominant factors… CONTINUE READING