BCF

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BCF

abbreviation for
1. (Chess & Draughts) British Chess Federation
2. (Cycle Racing) British Cycling Federation
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Bioconcentration factor (BCF) revealed that both toxic and major metals concentrated more in the root except for lead and cadmium which concentrated more in the shoot.
The bioconcentration factor of a substance (BCF) in an organism is a coefficient that describes the increase in concentration of herbicides in the organism in relation to concentration in the medium, estimated by the limit in time in the chemical steady state equilibrium.
Table 1 demonstrated the bioconcentration factor and transport factor of lead by M.
The bioconcentration factor or BCF (defined as the ratio of the metal concentration in the leaf compared to that in the soil) was much lower for Cu than for Zn (Table 2).
The evaluation of the ability of plants to concentrate Cd from external solutions in their tissues is determined by bioconcentration factor (BCF).
Table 2: Magnitude of bioaccumulation, Bioconcentration factor (BCF) of cobalt in the tissues of C.
bioconcentration factor (BCF) or bioaccumulation factor (BAF) [greater than or equal to] 5,000], approximately 1,240 organic chemicals on the DSL were identified as potentially bioaccumulative (Environment Canada 2006; Persistence and Bioaccumulation Regulations 2000).
In turn, its bioconcentration factor decreased as the applied Pb concentrations increased.
Recent studies have shown that HBCD has a strong propensity to bioaccumulate, demonstrated by a bioconcentration factor of approximately 18,100 in fathead minnows, as well as fish-to-sediment ratios of up to 15 (Sellstrom et al.
2001) reported that toxicity is considered only for substances with a bioconcentration factor (BCF) between 2,000 and 5,000.
Thus, tissue perfusion and the lipid partition coefficient [or bioconcentration factor (23)] play important roles in the distribution of chemicals in the body.