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If propylene glycol then ends up in lakes and rivers it can significantly increase the biological oxygen demand meaning that aquatic organisms including fish that also require oxygen can suffer.
com/prnh/20100816/CL50460LOGO) Food and beverage wastewaters have high biological oxygen demand (BOD) from dissolved sugars, fiber, and carbohydrates and cannot be discharged into a sanitary sewer without significant surcharges.
Biological oxygen demand was as high as 8,410 mg/l due to the presence of organic matter.
A leading manufacturer of decaffeinated and specialty teas reduces biological oxygen demand (BOD) levels with a liquid solid separator.
DO meters can also be used to calculate chemical oxygen demand (COD) and biological oxygen demand (BOD), although titrators and respirometers are also often used for these applications.
BOWEN: Treatment of paper mill waste streams using microorganisms to reduce biological oxygen demand (BOD) is fast becoming a "best practice.
Measures such as biological oxygen demand, total suspended solids, and sediment levels for observed pollutants state the case for severe contamination, even if dose estimates based on concentrated water samples are too high.
Durham City magistrates were told that agency samples showed the biological oxygen demand of the substance of the burn - the ability to strip oxygen from water - was twice as high as raw sewerage, and the pollution spread for two kilometres.