|A note on the calculation of ultimate oxygen demand|
Lenhard, G. (1965). A note on the calculation of ultimate oxygen demand. Hydrobiologia 24(1-2): 1-7
In: Hydrobiologia. Springer: The Hague. ISSN 0018-8158, more
Some physiological considerations led to the following conclusions: Although the calculation of the ultimate oxygen demand, as proposed by Gameson et al., might be a practical and rapid way to estimate roughly the theoretical polluting potential of effluents, no existing theory based on physiological principles can support the soundness of the U.O.D. formula to predict the oxygen distribution in effluents or receiving waters which are unbalanced in their organic and mineral available constituents. It is, therefore, felt that caution should be exercised when U.O.D. results are interpreted in terms of the oxygen distribution and polluting potential of effluents not balanced with respect to nutritional factors or containing inhibitors.