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  • The conversion of nitrogen organic compounds to inorganic compounds of nitrogen. This conversion is accomplished, in the main, by bacteria.
    [Applied and Environmental Microbiology; v60; 3307-3314; 1994.] [Nature; v342; 895-897; 1989.]
    Source: Atmospheric Chemistry Glossary
  • preparation of nitrogenous materials for use by organisms
    Source: Noland, George B. 1983. General Biology, 11th Edition. St. Louis, MO. C. V. Mosby
  • The process whereby ammonia in wastewater is oxidized to nitrite and then to nitrate by bacterial or chemical reactions.
    Source: Terms of the Environment

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