Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Biochemical Oxygen Demand (B.O.D.)

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1310

n A standard test for estimating the degree of contamination of water supplies. It is expressed as the quantity of dissolved oxygen (in mg/l) required during stabilization of the decomposable organic matter by aerobic biochemical action.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA