Biological Oxygen Demand BOD

Meaning, Term, and Glossary Definition - What is Biological Oxygen Demand BOD?

An indirect measure of the concentration of biologically degradable material present in organic wastes. It usually reflects the amount of oxygen consumed in five days by biological processes breaking down organic waste.

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