oxygen demand
noun Date: 1950 biochemical oxygen demand

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  • Chemical oxygen demand — In environmental chemistry, the chemical oxygen demand (COD) test is commonly used to indirectly measure the amount of organic compounds in water. Most applications of COD determine the amount of organic pollutants found in surface water (e.g.… …   Wikipedia

  • Biochemical oxygen demand — or Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) is a chemical procedure for determining how fast biological organisms use up oxygen in a body of water. It is used in water quality management and assessment, ecology and environmental science. BOD is not an… …   Wikipedia

  • biochemical oxygen demand — the oxygen required by aerobic organisms, as those in sewage, for metabolism. Abbr.: BOD Also called biological oxygen demand. [1925 30] * * * ▪ biology       the amount of oxygen used by microorganisms in the process of breaking down organic… …   Universalium

  • biochemical oxygen demand — biochemical oxygen de·mand di .mand n the oxygen used in meeting the metabolic needs of aerobic microorganisms in water rich in organic matter (as water polluted with sewage) called also biological oxygen demand, oxygen demand …   Medical dictionary

  • biological oxygen demand — n. BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND * * * …   Universalium

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