What is BOD?

Biochemical Oxygen Demand or BOD, is the amount of oxygen needed by organisms to break down the organic material in wastewater. BOD in wastewater is the result of human waste, food waste and other organics which are sent to the sewers.  It is normal for water to have...

Anaerobic Digestion 101

Anaerobic digestion is the process by which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen. The process is used in both industrial and domestic applications to manage organic waste and produce biogas, which is largely composed of methane and...

What’s in Wastewater?

Biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) is the amount of oxygen required by aerobic microorganisms to decompose the organic matter in water, such as sewage. You many also hear it referred to as biological oxygen demand. What does this mean as it relates to your communities...