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What is the importance of measuring BOD of a water body?
Biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) is defined as the amount of oxygen required by the bacteria to decompose the organic matter. Higher the BOD of water highly
polluted is the water. Lesser the BOD of waterless polluted is the water. Drinking water has BOD of the range of less than 5ppm and highly polluted water have BO
D of the value of 17ppm or more.