The Role of Chemically Combined Oxygen in Biological Systems

by R.E. McKinney,

Serial Information: Journal of the Sanitary Engineering Division, 1956, Vol. 82, Issue 4, Pg. 1-9

Document Type: Journal Paper


Relationships of various forms of combined oxygen to microorganisms in biological systems; sanitary engineers are familiar with role of dissolved oxygen in stabilization of organic wastes by aerobic systems but little is known of role played by chemically combined oxygen in aerobic or anaerobic systems; chemically combined oxygen is more important to microorganisms than dissolved oxygen.

Subject Headings: Dissolved oxygen | Chemical wastes | Oxygen | Biological processes | Microbes

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