ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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BOD (Biological Oxygen Demand)

The oxygen used in meeting the metabolic needs of aerobic organisms in water containing organic compounds.

See also: BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand)

BOD (Biological Oxygen Demand)

Biological oxygen demand of water. The oxygen required by bacteria for oxidation of the soluble organic matter under controlled test conditions.

Publication Source: ISPE Baseline® Guide, Vol. 4: Water and Steam Systems (Second Edition)

Publication Date: 2011

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