EPA Glossary of Climate Change Terms
The biochemical oxygen demand of wastewater during decomposition occurring over a 5-day period. A measure of the organic content of wastewater. See biological oxygen demand.
BOD5: The amount of dissolved oxygen consumed in five days by bacteria that perform biological degradation of organic matter.
The amount of dissolved oxygen consumed in five days by biological processes breaking down organic matter.
Body Burden ...
BOD5 Five-day biochemical oxygen demand; the oxygen demand exerted after five days of a BOD test. See Biochemical Oxygen Demand.
One population equivalent (p.e.) means the organic biodegradable load having a five-day biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5) of 60 g of oxygen per day.
Directive 91/271/EEC of 21 May concerning urban waste-water treatment.
See also: Waste, Treatment, Water, Pollution, Oxygen