BOD5 analysis Articles

  • Economic analysis of alternative pollution abatement policies: the case of Buriganga River, Bangladesh

    The Buriganga River is a prime example of serious surface water pollution problem. So far the emphasis of pollution abatement policy for this river has been solely on the application of command and control (CAC) mechanisms (standards on emission discharges), however little success has been achieved as the polluters seem to be reluctant to comply to these measures. This study evaluates the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Material flow analysis of pollutants in Taiwan

    We present a material flow analysis (MFA) of biological oxygen demand (BOD5) and suspended solids (SS) in estuaries located on the northern and southern coasts of Taiwan. Using data from 1992–2000, we examine human economic activities in each watershed to predict associated pollutant flows. This estimate is compared to data collected at monitoring stations. The ratio allows us to calculate each ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Level and transport pattern of faecal coliform bacteria from tropical urban catchments

    Urbanization and frequent storms play important roles in increasing faecal bacteria pollution, especially for tropical urban catchments. However, only little information on the faecal bacteria levels from different land use types and the factors that influence bacteria concentrations is available. Thus, the objectives of this study were to quantify the levels and transport mechanism of faecal ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Efficiency and reliability of membrane processes in a water reclamation plant

    Performance of a water reclamation plant using ultrafiltration (UF) and reverse osmosis (RO) treating 280,000 m3/d of wastewater was evaluated over 1 year. Statistical analyses were performed on flow rate, temperature, pH, total suspended solids (TSS), total dissolved solids (TDS), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5) and total coliforms. Variations in flow rates coincided with those in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Dawn of a New Era: Real-Time BOD Data Case Study

    In many areas of our life, manual monitoring has been replaced by automatic or online monitoring as and when the instrumentation technology has been developed; however there is one area that has fallen behind the times and has not caught up which is water quality. Many parameters are simply not possible to measure in the field or can only be done by grab sampling. In the last ten years or so we ...


    By Proteus Instruments

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