International cross-validation of a BOD5 surrogate

  title={International cross-validation of a BOD5 surrogate},
  author={Mathieu Muller and Sihem Bouguelia and Romy-Alice Goy and Alison Yoris and J Berlin and Perrine M{\`e}che and Vincent Rocher and Sharon Mertens and Yves Dudal},
  journal={Environmental Science and Pollution Research},
BOD5 dates back to 1912 when the Royal Commission decided to use the mean residence time of water in the rivers of England, 5 days, as a standard to measure the biochemical oxygen demand. Initially designed to protect the quality of river waters from extensive sewage discharge, the use of BOD5 has been quickly extended to waste water treatment plants (WWTPs) to monitor their efficiency on a daily basis. The measurement has been automatized but remains a tedious, time- and resource-consuming… Expand

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