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bowersst

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what does BOD stand for?
« on: November 30, 2004, 01:11:39 PM »

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I cannot figure this one out... I checked int he back of my books and still do not know what BOD stands for, and it is driving me nuts. Here is the problem for context:


 1000 kg of n-propanol are accidentally discharged into a body of water
containing 1e8 liter of water. By how much is the BOD(mg/L) of this water
increased?

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Re:what does BOD stand for?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2004, 01:16:57 PM »

I don't know. It may just be a density question.
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Re:what does BOD stand for?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2004, 01:31:43 PM »

BOD stands for Biological Oxygen Demand
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Re:what does BOD stand for?
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2004, 02:32:27 PM »

According to my chem book, it is "Biochemical Oxygen demand"
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Re:what does BOD stand for?
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2004, 09:08:04 PM »

it s the oxygen demand for breaking the organic substance
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Re:what does BOD stand for?
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2004, 01:07:20 AM »

Both: biological and biochemical are used as synonyms
http://www.ozoneservices.com/glossary/b/biologicaloxygendemand.htm
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