Corpus ID: 43489811

What is the difference between BOD , COD or TOC ? Why do I have to measure them ?

@inproceedings{2005WhatIT,
  title={What is the difference between BOD , COD or TOC ? Why do I have to measure them ?},
  author={},
  year={2005}
}
  • Published 2005
  • COD is usually measured and the test is simple and easy to perform with the right equipment and can be done in 2 hours. BOD usually takes 5 days and TOC used to require large expensive pieces of equipment that could measure the sample in minutes, but was cost prohibitive. There are now test in tube kits that utilize COD digestors to run a test similar to a COD test method. Below are more detailed specifics on each test.