BOD bottles are suitable for incubating diluted samples of sewage, sewage effluents, polluted waters, and industrial wastes to determine the amount of oxygen required during the stabilization of the decomposable organic matter by aerobic biochemical action.
BOD bottles have a specially designed shoulder radius that sweeps all air from inside the bottle during filling. The interchangeable stoppers have a tapered bottom that also prevents air entrapment. The bottles have a flared mouth, to form a water seal around the stopper, that prevents air from being drawn into the bottle during incubation. The stopper joint is compatible with the probes of the leading meters for BOD and dissolved oxygen.
Bottles have large, permanently screened-on marking spots. They are manufactured from Type 1 borosilicate glass and feature either pennyhead or robotic stoppers.