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variable > biological oxygen demand

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biological oxygen demand  


  • [Henderson's] measurement of the amount of organic pollution in water, measured as the amount of oxygen taken up from a sample containing a known amount of dissolved oxygen kept at 20 °C for 5 days. A low BOD indicates little pollution, a high BOD indicates increased activity of heterotrophic microorganisms and thus heavy pollution.

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  • BOD
  • BoD
  • demand amound of biological oxygen

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  • 0000-0003-2195-3997


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