The presence of a sufficient concentration of dissolved oxygen is critical to maintaining the aquatic life and aesthetic quality of streams and lakes. Determinng how organic matter affects the concentration of dissolved oxygen (DO) in a stream or lake is integral to water-quality management. The decay of organic matter in water is measured as biochemical or chemical oxygen demand. This report describes the field protocols used by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) personnel to determine the five-day test for biochemical oxygen demand. Each chapter of the National Field Manual is published separately and revised periodically. Newly published and revised chapters will be announced on the USGS Home Page on the World Wide Web under 'New Publications of the U.S. Geological Survey.'
Delzer, G.C., and McKenzie, S.W., 2003, Chapter A7. Five-Day Biochemical Oxygen Demand: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations, book 9, chap A7.0, https://doi.org/10.3133/twri09A7.0.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||Chapter A7. Section 7.0. Five-Day Biochemical Oxygen Demand|
|Series title||Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations|
|Edition||Revised Nov 2003|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Larger Work Type||Report|
|Larger Work Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Larger Work Title||National Field Manual for the Collection of Water-Quality Data. U.S. Geological Survey Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations, Book 9|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|