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Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 273–282 | Cite as

Rapid estimation of biochemical oxygen demand

  • Milton M. Takeguchi
  • Lynn B. Simpson
  • David K. Smith
  • Leroy R. Morse
  • W. Scott Ramsey
  • Ralph A. Messing
  • Phil J. Martin
  • Bhav P. Sharma
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Abstract

The feasibility of using columnar reactors containing immobilized microorganisms for the rapid estimation of BOD was demonstrated in this study. Dilutions of three types of industrial effluents were tested by the BOD5 test and by this experimental system. A high degree of correlation (r = 0.98) was observed between results of the two tests. The mean standard error of estimation of the experimental system was 11%.

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Biochemical oxygen demand, rapid estimation of BOD, rapid estimation of oxygen demand, biological immobilized microorganisms, BOD estimation with sewage, rapid BOD estimation for 

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© Humana Press Inc 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Milton M. Takeguchi
    • 1
  • Lynn B. Simpson
    • 1
  • David K. Smith
    • 1
  • Leroy R. Morse
    • 1
  • W. Scott Ramsey
    • 1
  • Ralph A. Messing
    • 1
  • Phil J. Martin
    • 1
  • Bhav P. Sharma
    • 1
  1. 1.Research and Development LaboratoriesSullivan Science Park, Corning Glass WorksCorning

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