Biochemical oxygen demand bottles in a 54 place MANTECH autosampler application abstract

Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) Analysis Solutions

MANTECH has a variety of biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) systems to best suit the needs of your laboratory. Whether you need manual or automated, big or small, simple or complex, MANTECH can create the ideal BOD solution for your laboratory. MANTECH’s Automated BOD analysis systems are robust, come with easy to use software, and provide accurate results that stand the test of time.

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Benefits

  • Automates the 5-day and 7-day BOD and CBOD standard analysis methods. Conforms to ASTM Standard Methods 5210B, ISO EN 18991 & ISO EN 18992
  • Eliminates potential for human error by automating up to five pumps for reagent addition
  • Customizable user interface to simplify operation
  • Easily manage and prioritize samples during analysis
  • Quickly identify results with barcoded labels
The MANTECH Automated BOD system is an accurate and efficient method to process BOD and CBOD. I have found it especially handy with large sample loads. The most impressive part of MANTECH is the irrefutable customer service. If there is ever a question, problem, or any form of maintenance, these are the people I would want helping me.
What I like most about the instrument is that it allows me to have the freedom to do other things.
The system gives us a safer environment and equipment, increased capacity, the ability to automatically deliver the dilution water, updated software and better usage of analyst time.

Models and Specifications

Biochemical oxygen demand system with 3 pumps.

This system is ideal for a laboratory that analyses a large number of samples per day.

System Features:

  • 23-90 place bottle capacity
  • Automated dilution, seed & inhibitor
  • Can be coupled with MANTECH’s Automated Titration Analysis for a two-in-one system configuration (PC-BOD/Titrate Duo™)

Biochemical oxygen demand system with 3 pumps

Specifically designed for laboratories analyzing a medium or large number of samples per day, this system is available with the standard 300mL bottles or 60mL bottles.

System Features:

  • 23 place bottle capacity
  • Automated dilution, seed & inhibitor
  • Can be coupled with MANTECH’s Automated Titration Analysis for a two-in-one system configuration (PC-BOD/Titrate Duo™)

Biochemical oxygen demand system with 3 pumps.

This small automated system is ideal for a laboratory that analyses a small number of samples per day. Get all the benefits of a BOD AM 122 system in a smaller size.

System Features:

  • 11 place bottle capacity
  • Automated dilution, seed & inhibitor
  • Can be coupled with MANTECH’s Automated Titration Analysis for a two-in-one system configuration (PC-BOD/Titrate Duo™)

Biochemical oxygen demand system with 3 pumps.

With a low purchase price and small footprint, this system is ideal for smaller laboratories who analyse a few samples per month.

System Features:

  • 11 place bottle capacity
  • Manual operation

All of our systems can be customized to suit your needs. Contact us for more information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), also often referred to as biological oxygen demand, is a test performed to measure the potential of wastewater and other waters to deplete the oxygen level of receiving waters. In other words, the BOD test is performed to determine what effect dirty water, containing bacteria and organic materials, will have on animal and plant life when released into a stream or lake. Learn more here.

Automating the biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) test can greatly increase the efficiency and production capacity of a laboratory. In order to automate this analysis, the following information is required:

  • How many bottles on average do you set up for an initials batch?
    • (For example, this accounts for all samples and all dilutions per sample, plus blanks, GGA’s, etc.)
  • On what days of the week do you set up for initials?
    • (For example, many laboratories set up Initials on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday then Finals on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday since the laboratory is closed on weekends)
  • What is the maximum number of bottles in your incubator at any one time?
  • Do you analyze BOD, cBOD, or both?
  • What is the range of BOD concentration?
  • What type of samples are you analyzing?
    • (For example: industry type, river, etc.)
Part Number Rack Size Bottle Style Width Depth Rack Height Rack Height w/ Bottles
PB-10138 11 x 300mL Plastic

337 mm

13.25 inches

234 mm

9.19 inches

88 mm

3.13 inches

8 mm + bottle height

0.313 inches + bottle height

PB-10139 11 x 300mL Glass

337 mm

13.25 inches

234 mm

9.19 inches

88 mm

3.13 inches

8 mm + bottle height

0.313 inches + bottle height

PB-10162 23 x 300mL Glass

488 mm

19 inches

307 mm

12.06 inches

71 mm

3.81 inches

9.5 mm + bottle height

0.375 inches + bottle height

PB-10163 23 x 300mL Plastic

488 mm

19 inches

307 mm

12.06 inches

71 mm

3.81 inches

9.5 mm + bottle height

0.375 inches + bottle height

PB-10060 (discontinued) 24 x 300mL Glass/Plastic

485 mm

18.82 inches

315 mm

12.38 inches

193 mm

7.60 inches

5 mm + bottle height

0.188 inches + bottle height

PB-10133 (discontinued) 24 x 300mL Glass/Plastic

485 mm

18.82 inches

315 mm

12.38 inches

131 mm

5.125 inches

5 mm + bottle height

0.188 inches + bottle height

PB-10185 18 x 300mL Glass

487.68 mm

19.2 inches

236.22 mm

9.03 inches

63.5 mm

2.5 inches

2.69 mm + bottle height

0.106 inches + bottle height

PB-10186 18 x 300mL Plastic 487.68 mm

19.2 inches

236.22 mm

9.03 inches

63.5 mm

2.5 inches

2.69 mm + bottle height

0.106 inches + bottle height

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