Food Analysis pp 367-372 | Cite as

Determination of Oxygen Demand

Part of the Food Analysis book series (FSTS)


Oxygen demand is a commonly used parameter to evaluate the potential effect of organic pollutants on either a wastewater treatment process or a receiving water body. Because microorganisms utilize these organic materials, the concentration of dissolved oxygen is greatly depleted from the water. The oxygen depletion in the environment can have a detrimental effect on fish and plant life.


Chemical Oxygen Demand Oxygen Demand Biochemical Oxygen Demand Potassium Dichromate American Public Health Association 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Food Science and TechnologyCornell UniversityGenevaUSA

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