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Main Title Unrecorded Pollution and Dynamics of Biochemical Oxygen Demand.
Author Whipple, Jr, William ; Hunte, Joseph V. ; Y, Shaw L. ; Hewit, John P. ; Cirell, John ;
CORP Author Rutgers - The State Univ., New Brunswick, N.J. Water Resources Research Inst.
Year Published 1974
Report Number DI-14-01-0001-3030; OWRR-A-025-NJ; 06613,; A-025-NJ(4)
Stock Number PB-231 306
Additional Subjects Stream pollution ; Biochemical oxygen demand ; Surface water runoff ; Watersheds ; Urban areas ; Water quality ; Water pollution control ; Regression analysis ; Mathematical models ; New Jersey ; Morristown(New Jersey)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-231 306 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 85p
Results are presented of a four year investigation of the dynamics of biochemical oxygen demand in polluted streams, and of unrecorded origins of such pollution. Data were obtained from watersheds of differing characteristics, including undeveloped woodlands, row crops, single family suburban housing and urban areas. Samples were taken over about a 2 1/2 year period, and analyzed for both five day and longer period BOD. It was found that single family suburban housing and row crops in flat land provide only a moderate increase of organic pollution over the undeveloped areas; but that urban watersheds tested are major pollution sources. A special study of Morristown, N.J. provided a provisional measure of per capita organic pollution to be expected in a clean urban area without major industrial activities.