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Pollutant load

Definition (

The amount of stress placed upon an ecosystem by pollution, physical or chemical, released into it by man-made or natural means. (Gemet)

Preferred Units: N/A

Scope Note:

Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Water pollution
N/ARiver Quality Objectives
Wastewater treatment

This term is used for the following terms: 
Biochemical oxygen demand
Biological oxygen demand
BOD (biochemical oxygen demand)
Chemical oxygen demand
COD (chemical oxygen demand)
Total oxygen demand

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