What is the reason for the increase in the BOD?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 4 weeks ago

What is the reason for the increase in the BOD?
 
(a) Planting trees
 
(b) Collecting of sewage water
 
(c) Dumping of sewage in the water
 
(d) Cleaning of water
 
This question was posed to me in an internship interview.
 
The question is from Environmental Issues topic in portion Environmental Issues of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 4 weeks ago

Right answer is (c) Dumping of sewage in the water
 
For explanation: BOD is the dissolved oxygen is utilized by microbes in decomposing the organic wastes of water. The BOD increases when a large amount of sewage is dumped into the water. This lowers the dissolved oxygen content in water.