3.4 TS and VS, COD and BOD

It is essential to know the following feedstock characteristics to understand the loading rate, determine the size of the digester, and monitor the adequate quantity of feedstock provided to the digester.

  • Total Solids (TS)
  • Volatile Solids (VS)
  • Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)
  • Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD)
  • pH
  • Temperature