The excretion of Ag-110 by a gastropod species (Natica intricata)


Onat B., Tugrul A., Topcuoglu S.

JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY, vol.240, no.2, pp.677-679, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Letter
  • Volume: 240 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf02349433
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.677-679

Abstract

The excretion kinetics of Ag-110m in a gastropod species contaminated through water pathway has been studied under laboratory condition. The pattern of the excretion results can be represented by a monophasic linear regression function. The excretion coefficient and biological half-life were calculated. The biological half-life was found to be 33 days. The study suggests that the excretion rate of Ag-110m by N intricata may be considered as a potential biomonitor on the shoreline of the Black Sea marine environment.