Enter the concentration of BOD and the daily effluent volume into the calculator to determine the BOD load.
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BOD Load Formula
The following formula is used to calculate a BOD load.
BODL = BODC * V /1000
- Where BODL is the BOD load (kg/day)
- BODC is the BOD concentration (mg/L)
- V is the effluent volume per day (m^3/day)
To calculate a BOD load, multiply the BOD concentration by the BOD volume.
What is a BOD load?
A BOD load, short for biological oxygen demand load, is a measure of the amount of oxygen it takes to degrade organic matter.
This term is most often used in wastewater treatment applications.
How to calculate BOD load?
The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate a BOD load.
First, determine the BOD concentration. In this example, the BOD concentration is measured to be 250 mg/L.
Next, determine the effluent volume per day. In this case, the volume per day is measured to be 15 m^3/day.
Finally, calculate the BOD load using the formula above:
BODL = BODC * V
BODL = 250 * 15 / 1000
BODL = 3.75 kg/day