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Using TOC to Replace BOD Requirements

08/07/2013 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm Eastern

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The Clean Water Act (at 40CFR 133.104(b)) allows dischargers who have established a long-term relationship for Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Total Organic Carbon (TOC) to substitute U.S. EPA approved methods for BOD with those for TOC in sampling and analyzing for compliance with their permits.

Several institutions have attempted to achieve this crossover to TOC because of the gains in precision, economy, efficiency and accuracy associated with TOC. This webcast will present three successful models that have been achieved.

 

This webcast is sponsored by Shimadzu Scientific Instruments:

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Using TOC as a substitute for BOD is advantageous in the following respects. It decreases laboratory costs. This method offers tremendous economic benefits, particularly for laboratories with small budgets. This method also improves efficiency—samples can be processed in less time. Quality control is improved. Where BOD measurements lack precision at low levels of pollutants, such as trace organic compounds at the parts per billion level, TOC is more precise. Using TOC as a substitute for BOD improves process control. Operators can make decisions and adjustments in real time with the data gained from faster TOC measurements.  

Topics:
  • Inland Empire Utilities Agency Model

  • Clark County Water Reclamation District Model

  • City of Santa Cruz Model

Speakers:

  • Akin Babatola, Laboratory/Environmental Compliance Manager, City of Santa Cruz   
  • Douglas D. Drury, Ph.D., Assistant General ManagerClark County Water Reclamation District  
  • Nel Groenveld, Laboratory Manager, Inland Empire Utilities Agency  
  • Jennifer Loudon, Laboratory Manager, Raritan Township Municipal Utilities Authority (Moderator)

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Cooperating Organizations:

  •  WEF's Laboratory Practices Committee  

 
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