Oxygen consuming substances in rivers

Indicator Assessment
Prod-ID: IND-20-en
Also known as: CSI 019 , WAT 002
Created 16 Sep 2014 Published 23 Feb 2015 Last modified 04 Sep 2015
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Concentrations of biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and total ammonium have decreased in European rivers in the period 1992 to 2012 (Fig. 1), mainly due to general improvement in waste water treatment.

Key messages

Concentrations of biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and total ammonium have decreased in European rivers in the period 1992 to 2012 (Fig. 1), mainly due to general improvement in waste water treatment.

Is organic matter and ammonium pollution of rivers decreasing?

Rivers - European trends

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Rivers - Biochemical Oxygen Demand

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Rivers - ammonium

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