Definitions for "AOX"
(Adsorbable organic halogen compounds) Collective term for the amount of chlorine bound to organic pollutants, in waste water for example.
Absorbable Organic Halogens. This is the most common measure of the mass of available organic halogens (in this case organochlorines) in a particular medium. See EOX.
Adsorbable Organic Halogens is a measurement often used in waste water testing to indicate the overall level of the halogens, fluorine, chlorine, bromine and iodine. This "sum parameter" comes from a standard analytical procedure, which gives no information on the source or nature of halogens present nor on their toxicity. It has the advantage of being simple to measure; alternative methods of measuring levels of individual compounds are complex and require costly equipment.