Population equivalent

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Definition of Population equivalent:
a measure of pollution representing the average organic biodegradable load per person per day: it is defined in Directive 91/271/EEC as the organic biodegradable load having a five-day biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5) of 60 g of oxygen per day.[1].
This is the common definition for Population equivalent, other definitions can be discussed in the article


  1. http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/water-urbanwaste/info/glossary_en.htm. [1]