Monitoring Water Quality

Part 2. COD and BOD Properties of water bodies vary based on natural factors such as landscape position and slope, watershed size, geology, and soil composition, as well as man-made pollution. Before a water source can be used for human, animal, or plant consumption, it must be assessed and possibly treated to make sure it…

Guide to Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) Testing

Chemical oxygen demand (COD) is a critical waste treatment measurement in everything from municipal systems to food manufacturing waste streams. Performing COD testing the right way is important in determining wastewater treatment effectiveness and can help diagnose any problems in treatment. In this blog, we’ll cover what chemical oxygen demand is, how to test it, and how…

Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) in Caustic Wastewater

Testing the wastewater at any manufacturing site is paramount in ensuring the water released into the waste stream meets the required standards. If the quality of effluent water does not meet predetermined standards, hefty fines can be issued by local, state, or federal regulatory agencies. In food manufacturing, large amounts of organic waste are produced.…