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What effects does the increasing organic waste have on the dissolved oxygen content and biochemical oxygen demand of water?

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When increased organic waste enters the water bodies it serves as a food to microorganisms, therby increasing the number of these microorganisms in the water bodies which need more and more dissolved oxygen to utilize for their metabolism. This results in an increase in the biological oxygen demand in water body.


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