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Title: Equipment for monitoring alternatives to biochemical oxygen demand and suspended solids (427/1/HO) : interim report
Author: E. Hatton
Document Type: Monograph
Traditionally Biochemical Oxygen Demand and suspended solids have been measured for consent purposes for effluent discharge. However, conventional measurement techniques have limitations and are not amenable to continuous monitoring. Consequently, it has been recommended in the Discharge Consent and Compliance Policy that alternatives be sought, evaluated and included into consent policy. The report provides information regarding online, laboratory and portable equipment that is available for the parameters identified by Project No. 402 as alternatives to the five day BOD and suspended solid measurement. The conclusions of the review, is that there is a wide selection of instruments commercially available utilizing a variety of different methods for analysis of the parameters identified. The recommendation of the review is that an evaluation of the parameters and the methods used for analysis should commence. The evaluation will be carried out using field operating conditions with different sample types. Following the study, replacements for the BOD5 and suspended solids test will be selected.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: WastewaterPollutant loadTurbidityWater qualityOrganic compoundsDissolved oxygen
Extent: 34; + appendices
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