Biochemical Oxygen Demand

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  • Often Abbreviated as BOD
  • The amount of dissolved oxygen needed (i.e. demanded) by microrganisms to break down organic material present in a given water sample at certain temperature over a specific time period
  • The BOD value is most commonly measured in Milligrams of Oxygen consumed per Litre of sample during 5 days of incubation at 20 °C (assuming SOC so 1 Bar too? )
  • Used as a measure of Organic Matter Pollution (may need better page name)

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