Microbial Electrode: BOD Sensor

  • S. Suzuki
  • I. Karube


Three measurement techniques are now in use for the determination of organic pollution (1): the biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) test, the chemical oxygen demand (COD) test, and various instrumental methods most of which utilize infrared analyzers. The BOD test has remained a standard pollution monitoring tool since 1936 (2). However, the BOD test requires a 5 day incubation period at 20°C. Many papers have been published on methods for a rapid estimation of 5 day BOD (2). However, these methods are not in fact rapid or simple.


Chemical Oxygen Demand Collagen Fibril Biochemical Oxygen Demand Electrode Current Food Factory 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Suzuki
    • 1
  • I. Karube
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Laboratory of Resources UtilizationTokyo Institute of TechnologyYokohamaJapan

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