Determination of Oxygen Demand
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.
KeywordsChemical Oxygen Demand Oxygen Demand Biochemical Oxygen Demand Potassium Dichromate American Public Health Association
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