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  • 1 Turkish Atomic Energy Authority Radiological Health & Safety Department Ankara Turkey
  • 2 Istanbul Technical University Institute For Nuclear Energy Maslak 80626 Istanbu Turkey
  • 3 Turkish Atomic Energy Authority Çekmece Nuclear Research & Training Center Sefaköy P.O Box 55 Istanbul Turkey
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Abstract  

The excretion kinetics of110mAg 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 of110mAg byN. intricata may be considered as a potential biomonitor on the shoreline of the Black Sea marine environment.