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Development of a flow-through system for the study of toxicity and bioaccumulation processes in aquatic invertebrates
Blust, R.; Decleir, W. (1984). Development of a flow-through system for the study of toxicity and bioaccumulation processes in aquatic invertebrates. Int. Mar. Sci. 2: 299-313
In: International Marine Science. FAO/UNESCO: Paris. ISSN 1013-2813, more

Also published as
  • Blust, R.; Decleir, W. (1985). Development of a flow-through system for the study of toxicity and bioaccumulation processes in aquatic invertebrates, in: IZWO Coll. Rep. 15(1985). IZWO Collected Reprints, 15: pp. chapter 3, more

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Keywords
    Bioaccumulation; Marine invertebrates; Toxicity tests; Marine

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Abstract
    A flow-through test system for the study of toxicity and bioaccumulation processes is described. The apparatus can operate within a very wide range of flow rates. Flow deviations are less than 2% and the variation in test-agent concentration, (determined for copper) ranges from 3 to 8%. As a practical test a copper-toxicity experiment on adult Artemia was carried out and the results compared with data obtained from a similar but static assay. The results indicate that: - bioassay and accumulation experiments must preferably be carried out under flow-through conditions to keep the concentration and bioavailability of the toxicant as constant as possible;- the data analysis must be based upon measured test-solution toxicant-concentrations rather than on expected values.

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