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Title: Biochemical oxidation of organic matter in Bay of Bengal waters off Madras-Visakhapatnam
Authors: Loganathan, B
Venugopalan, V K
Issue Date: Dec-1984
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Water samples from 15 fixed stations in the coastal as well as offshore regions were analysed for total non-specific organic matter through biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) analysis. BOD values varied between stations depending on the nature and amount of organic matter decomposed by heterotrophic bacteria. The velocity rate (K) of destruction of organic matter and the ultimate BOD (Lo) of I stage were calculated using unimolecular equations. The computed rate constants help predicting biochemical oxidation process involved and assessing the degree of pollution and self-purification capacity of polluted waters. K and Lo values of the station studied are quite comparable to the K and Lo values of other oceans reported earlier.
Page(s): 184-186
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.13(4) [December 1984]

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