Does just the sight of the BOD bottle below cause you to break out in a sweat? Here are links to some facts and references that may help you calm down!
* Comparison of BOD, CBOD, COD, & TOC Values in WP Studies
* HQ EPA Memo encouraging Regions to approve use of LDO technology for determination of dissolved oxygen * Standard Methods memo saying they never intended to require minimum of three dilutions per BOD sample Again, all the papers linked above are in my book. See what else it contains here.
To review typical slides I use in a PowerPoint presentation supporting
A Bug's-Eye-View of the BOD Test, click here.
All charts, tables, and papers linked below, and much more, can be found in my January 2007 BOD book and its supplementary CD (last updated May 2012). To find out more about the book, click here.
To order a copy of "A Bug's-Eye-View of the BOD Test", send an e-mail to Perry Brake at