At the International Water Association (IWA) World Congress in Tokyo (September 16-21, 2018), the “Microbiological Sensors for the Drinking Water Industry” Textbook was released. Edited by Dr. Torben Lund Skovbus and Dr. Bo Hojris, this new book addresses the interdisciplinary area of drinking water quality monitoring by microbiological sensors.
For the first time in a textbook, the importance and use of the peCOD parameter is introduced in Chapter 11, titled: Mean Oxidation State of Organic Carbon…“. The peCOD method is fully described in the book and conforms to ASTM International Method D8084. The Dalhousie University authors, from the Centre for Water Resource Studies, explained that:
“TOC and DOC cannot always provide sufficient information on the transformation of Natural Organic Matter (NOM) from various drinking water treatment processes…peCOD is a rapid and environmentally friendly measurement that holds promise for the drinking water industry.”