Biota-Sediment Accumulation Factor Database

US Army Corps of Engineers ERDC Dredging Operations Technical Support


Source: McFarland VA, J Feldhaus, LN Ace, JM Brannon. 1994. Measuring the sediment/organism accumulation factor of PCB-52 using a kinetic model. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 52:699-705.

Study aim: "The purpose of this study was to test the ability of a three-compartment closed kinetic model to determine the AF for PCB-52 using a 5-d exposure. The exposure matrix involves suspended sediment and fish, rather than the usual deposited sediment and sediment-processing infaunal organisms. The model generates rate constants for intercompartmental transfer of the chemical, and an AF is calculated using these values."

Genus Species analyte Study Lipid % ug/kg lipid TOC % ug/kg TOC BSAFR BSAFC Tissue Moisture Sediment Sediment Locale Subdivision, Country Chemical Spiked EXP duration Source; Station Note CAS Reference DOI exit
Oryzias latipes PCB 052 Lab 5.3 N/R 4 N/R 2.34 -- whole body wet (organism/sediment) Natural Barataria Bay Louisiana, United States of America Yes 5 d pg702 sdmnt suspended in flask w/mag stir bar; fish not fed 35693-99-3 BSAF2651 Google Scholar