Sediment oxygen demand: A review of in situ methods

Journal of Environmental Quality
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Sediment oxygen demand (SOD) plays a fundamental role in biological and chemical processes within the benthic layer of a water body. Land use, including agricultural land use, can affect SOD. However, a wide variety of approaches have been used for in situ SOD chamber construction and data collection, and modelers frequently use SOD values from the literature, without consideration of the differences in methods. Here, we review existing literature on SOD chambers (32 papers, 1974–2016), compare the differences between in situ and laboratory methods, evaluate the effects of in situ chamber mixing, and discuss common challenges associated with deployment. A cohesive in situ sealed chamber design for use with a multiparameter water-quality instrument is presented as an effort toward standardizing SOD methodology, an important consideration that may facilitate integration of SOD data sets among multiple research efforts.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Sediment oxygen demand: A review of in situ methods
Series title Journal of Environmental Quality
DOI 10.2134/jeq2018.06.0251
Volume 48
Issue 2
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher ACSESS
Contributing office(s) Upper Midwest Water Science Center
Description 9 p.
First page 403
Last page 411
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