The Effectiveness of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) as the Defining Test for Wastewater Treatment Plants

The Effectiveness of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) as the Defining Test for Wastewater Treatment Plants

Traditionally, carbonaceous biochemical oxygen demand (CBOD) has been the defining test to determine the efficiency of wastewater treatment. However, this technique has limitations. This paper examines those issues and addresses how TOC can enhance and someday replace CBOD as the defining test for wastewater treatment plants.