Personal tools

Notifications
Get notifications on new reports and products. Frequency: 3-4 emails / month.
Subscriptions
Sign up to receive our reports (print and/or electronic) and quarterly e-newsletter.
Follow us
Twitter icon Twitter
Facebook icon Facebook
YouTube icon YouTube channel
RSS logo RSS Feeds
More

Write to us Write to us

For the public:


For media and journalists:

Contact EEA staff
Contact the web team
FAQ

Call us Call us

Reception:

Phone: (+45) 33 36 71 00
Fax: (+45) 33 36 71 99


next
previous
items

Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Sound and independent information
on the environment

You are here: Home / Data and maps / Maps and graphs / BOD5 concentrations in rivers between 1992 and 2008 in different sea regions of Europe

BOD5 concentrations in rivers between 1992 and 2008 in different sea regions of Europe

Topics: ,
Geographical coverage: Atlantic Ocean, Baltic Sea, Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and the North Sea.

European data

Metadata

Additional information

Concentrations are expressed as the average of annual mean concentrations. Up to 3-year gaps of missing values have been interpolated or extrapolated. Only complete series with no missing values after this interpolation/extrapolation are included. Number of river monitoring stations included in analysis per region and country within the corresponding region is noted in brackets. BOD7 data (Estonia, Finland, Lithuania (1996-2008), Latvia (1996-2001)) has been recalculated into BOD5 data

Atlantic Ocean (258): Spain (116), France (121), United Kingdom (15), Ireland (6);

Baltic Sea (168): Czech Republic (11), Denmark (12), Estonia (53), Finland (23), Lithuania (28), Latvia (39), Slovakia (2);

Black Sea (358): Austria (134), Bulgaria (39), Czech Republic (20), Hungary (98), Slovenia (16), Slovakia (51);

Mediterranean Sea (271): Albania (9), Bulgaria (46), Spain (111), France (90), FYR of Macedonia (9), Slovenia (6);

North Sea (211): Austria (11), Belgium (26), Czech Republic (39), Denmark (23), France (95), United Kingdom (14), Luxembourg (3).

BOD5:

Standard method for indirect measurement of the amount of organic pollution (that can be oxidized biologically) in a sample of water. BOD test procedure is based on the activities of bacteria and other aerobic microorganisms (microbes), which feed on organic matter in presence of oxygen. The result of a BOD test indicates the amount of water-dissolved oxygen (expressed as parts per million or milligrams per liter of water) consumed by microbes incubated in darkness for five days at an ambient temperature of 20°C. Higher the BOD, higher the amount of pollution in the test sample. For the contaminants that cannot be oxidized biologically, chemical oxygen demand (COD) method is used. Also called BOD5.

 

Document Actions
European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Denmark
Phone: +45 3336 7100