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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title A quick biochemical oxygen demand test /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Mullis, Michael K.
CORP Author University of California, Davis.
Publisher U.S. Government Printing Office,
Year Published 1972
Report Number EPA16050-EMF-06/71; W7210871
OCLC Number 00314938
Subjects Biochemical oxygen demand. ; Sewage--Analysis. ; Biochemical oxygen demand. ; Sewage--Analysis.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKAD  16050EMF06/71 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 08/23/2002 DISPERSAL
EKAD  TD737.C34 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 08/23/2002 DISPERSAL
ELBD RPS EPA 16050-EMF-06-71 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
Collation vii, 48 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
"Report date June 1971." Prepared for the Environmental Protection Agency. Includes bibliographical references (p. 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.