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Total organic carbon (TOC) and chemical oxygen demand (COD) - Monitoring of organic pollutants in wastewater
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Total organic carbon (TOC) and chemical oxygen demand (COD) are two methods used for measuring organic pollutants in wastewater. Both methods are widely used but the COD method results in production of hazardous wastes, including mercury.The purpose of this study was to validate the method TOC that will replace COD and find a factor to convert TOC to COD. In this study 26 samples were analyzed from four sewage treatment plant in the municipality of Enköping.The results show that the COD method could be replaced by the TOC method.The factor for COD/TOC was between 3.1 - 3.3. Both methods will be used in parallel until 2013 when it will be forbidden to use the COD analysis.

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2011.
Keyword [en]
organic carbon, oxygen, treatment plant, carbon dioxide, waste water
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-160105OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-160105DiVA: diva2:448366
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Biomedicinska analytikerprogrammet
Uppsok
Medicine
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Available from: 2011-12-22 Created: 2011-10-16 Last updated: 2011-12-22Bibliographically approved

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