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Main Title A quick biochemical oxygen demand test /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Sherrard, Joseph H.,
Chadwick, T. M.,
Dodd, J. C.,
Lee, S.,
Mullis, Michael K.
CORP Author University of California, Davis.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Water Quality Office,
Year Published 1971
Report Number EPA16050-EMF-06/71; W7210871
OCLC Number 00314938
Subjects Biochemical oxygen demand ; Sewage--Analysis
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  16050-EMF-06-71 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/12/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE 16050-EMF-06-71 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 16050-EMF-06-71 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
Collation vii, 48 pages : illustrations, figures, tables ; 28 cm
"Report date June 1971." Includes bibliographical references (pages 37-39).
Contents Notes
A satisfactory, short term biological oxygen demand test suitable for operational control of waste treatment processes was developed. The Total Biological Oxygen Demand T (BOD) test, a mass culture technique which utilizes the change in chemical oxygen demand as resulting from bacterial action, was chosen as the basic system. Because the T (BOD) test was developed for and is conceptually limited to soluble wastewaters, considerable modification of the basic test was necessary. Results show that the modified T (BOD) test can be utilized for the determination of the oxygen demand of nonsoluble wastewaters. Values were not affected by dilution as long as the initial (time equals O) wastewater COD value was greater than 100 mg/l. Of greater utility is the development of COD vs T (BOD) correlations for a specific wastewater, however.