The purpose of this study was to link Fick’s type mass transfer and biokinetics together with Michaelis-Menten kinetics to arrive at a simple predictive framework for quantifying biouptake mechanisms in gills of freshwater clam Corbicula fluminea exposed to Cu(II). A diffusion-based Cu(II) influx and permeability can be calculated using physiological and allometric-related parameters. Simulations indicate that Cu(II) bioconcentration factor of gills was 42. Estimated steady-state Cu(II) gill uptake influx and permeability were 0.097 nmol cm−2 s−1 and 0.48 cm s−1, respectively. The proposed simple allometric diffusion-based biokinetic model meets the need for describing nonequilibrium aspects of biouptake mechanisms in bivalve gills.
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Chen, WY., Lin, CM., Ju, YR. et al. A Simple Allometric Diffusion-Based Biokinetic Model to Predict Cu(II) Uptake Across Gills of Freshwater Clam Corbicula fluminea . Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 84, 703–707 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-010-0011-3
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