The Ecological Effects of Sewage in Biscayne Bay. Oxygen Demand and Organic Carbon Determinations
An evaluation of manometric techniques in measuring biochemical oxygen demand in bay-bottom sediments indicates limitations of the method. A wet-oxidation method for the determination of organic carbon is proposed and compared with manometric methods. Carbon determinations are shown to have valid relationship which reflects the readily oxidizable portion of the sediment. The proposed method offers a quantitative relative measure of the carbonaceous content of the benthal deposit; is a simple and rapid test having utility comparable to that obtained utilizing the Warburg; and eliminates the complex experimental procedures and equipment associated with the Warburg B.O.D. test.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1960-01-01
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