Whether you are a researcher or an operator working with wastewater treatment processes, it is crucial to have access to highly accurate and precise data to get insight into the wastewater treatment processes.
Determine the BOD without the need of diluting your sample
The determination of biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) is an empirical test in which standardised laboratory procedures are used to determine the relative oxygen requirements of wastewater, effluents and polluted waters. The BOD values indicate the amount of biodegradable organic material (carbonaceous demand) and the oxygen used to oxidise inorganic material such as sulphides and ferrous iron. It also may measure the oxygen used to oxidise reduced forms of nitrogen (nitrogenous demand) unless their oxidation is prevented by an inhibitor. The BOD test has its widest application in measuring waste loading to treatment plants and in evaluating the BOD removal efficiency of such treatment systems. Read more soon!
Discover the bacterial activities in your Anammox process and cut research and operation costs
Removal of nutrients from wastewater is an important step in decreasing the occurrence of eutrophication in the natural water body. Nitrogen is commonly removed in a combined nitrification and denitrification process, which is often inefficient and costly due to a high oxygen demand, the need for an organic carbon source and low microbial activity. Improvements to nitrogen removal processes have been demonstrated by implementing the Anammox (Anaerobic Ammonium Oxidation) process, in which ammonium and nitrite together are converted to nitrogen gas.