BOD and total ammonium concentrations in the Western Balkan rivers, 2000–2006
BOD, biological oxygen demand, is an index of the degree of organic pollution in water.
Number of river monitoring stations included in the analysis noted in brackets. BOD5 and total ammonium data from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia. Concentrations are expressed as median of annual average concentrations. Data comes from representative river stations. Stations that have no designation of type are assumed to be representative and are included in the analysis. The amount of data per station is very limited. Data for Croatia covers the period between 2003 and 2006.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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