biological oxygen demand


Examples of biological oxygen demand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sanitation officials said in emails that the facility has exceeded levels for solid particles in the wastewater as well as levels for biological oxygen demand and turbidity, or water clarity, all of which are used to measure the degree of organic pollution during the treatment process. Robert J. Lopez, Los Angeles Times, 30 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of biological oxygen demand was in 1916

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“Biological oxygen demand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

biological oxygen demand

biological oxygen de·​mand -di-ˌmand How to pronounce biological oxygen demand (audio)
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