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These areas have successfully made large reductions in the pollutant loads from urban households by improving sewage treatment facilities, but it is not as easy to reduce non-point sources such as farmland. For this purpose, a total reduction method has been established that controls the total volumes of biological oxygen demand (BOD) and chemical oxygen demand (COD). Thus, total pollutant load controls introduced for urban areas, industrial zones, and enclosed seas and lakes are designed with consideration of the regional environmental space for air and water pollution, and can be effective in controlling the total amounts of emissions of pollutants generated by human activities.
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