Articles | Volume 18, issue 8
Biogeosciences, 18, 2591–2607, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-2591-2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 2591–2607, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-2591-2021

Research article 25 Apr 2021

Research article | 25 Apr 2021

Multi-compartment kinetic–allometric (MCKA) model of radionuclide bioaccumulation in marine fish

Roman Bezhenar et al.

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A new approach to predicting the accumulation of radionuclides in fish was developed by taking into account heterogeneity of distribution of contamination in the organism and dependence of metabolic process rates on the fish mass. Predicted concentrations of radionuclides in fish agreed well with the laboratory and field measurements. The model with the defined generic parameters could be used in marine environments without local calibration, which is important for emergency decision support.
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