Challenge: Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) are traditional parameters analyzed in the laboratory to determine organic matter in water and wastewater. Wastewater facility operators need to have constant data to monitor their discharges and optimize treatment processes (biological treatment, chemical dosing, etc). The requirements of BOD and COD analysis prevent them from being implemented as control parameters, however. The BOD five-day analysis time requirement does not allow an operator to use the data for process optimization and. although COD requires less time than the BOD, its analysis includes the use of hazardous chemicals and has no constant analysis capability.
By GE Analytical Instruments based in Boulder, COLORADO (USA).
Real Time Chemical Oxygen Demand Improves Wastewater Management. MANTECH’s PeCOD Analyzer water quality analysis technology provides food and beverage processors with accurate, real time data that enables them to make timely decisions and effectively manage their water and wastewater. The PeCOD Analyzer is a fast, green, accurate alternative to traditional chemical oxygen demand (COD) and biological oxygen demand (BOD) testing for measuring organics in wastewater. Rapid, reliable and economical testing helps companies remain in compliance with their permits and respond quickly when they are not.
MANTECH’s game-changing water quality analysis technology is revolutionizing wastewater treatment at industrial and municipal facilities worldwide. The PeCOD Analyzer provides accurate chemical oxygen demand (COD) results and biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) estimates within minutes rather than the hours or days required for standard COD and BOD testing — without the use of dichromate, mercury, acids and other harmful chemicals.
MANTECH’s chemical oxygen demand (COD) analyzer is breaking new ground in the science of monitoring source and treated drinking water. In addition to providing 15-minute COD results and biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) estimates, MANTECH’s PeCOD® Analyzer measures natural organic matter (NOM) in raw and treated drinking water. The NOM Analyzer™ — which is the drinking-water application of MANTECH’s novel PeCOD® COD-testing system — does what no other technology has done before. It quickly and safely measures oxygen demand and the associated oxidative changes in organic matter in raw and treated drinking water, at low concentrations and without the use of hazardous chemicals.
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