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de·ni·tri·fy

(dē-nī'tri-fī),
To remove nitrogen from any material or chemical compound.

denitrify

(dē-nī′trə-fī′)
tr.v. denitri·fied, denitri·fying, denitri·fies
1. To remove nitrogen or nitrogen groups from (a compound).
2. To reduce (nitrates or nitrites) to nitrogen-containing gases, as by bacterial action on soil.

de·ni′tri·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.

denitrify

(dē-nī′trĭ-fī)
To remove nitrogen from something.
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The rest, he says, is lost to the environment: "Unless an equivalent amount is denitrified back to molecular [N.
In contrast, almost the entire denitrified nitrate in the Kinloch profile appears to have been native nitrate, despite its concentration having been low, similar to the Rangiatea profile.
Small N-loads (185 kg N/ha) in the non-Pin Gin soils imply that [approximately equal to] 1315 kg/ha of the nitrate-N that leached below the root-zone during the last 50 years, under the minimum leaching scenario, either denitrified or entered lateral-flow and/or deep groundwater.
Low retention in non-Pin Gin soils indicates that most of the nitrate that leached below the root-zone probably entered water bodies and/or denitrified.
2]O-N: NO-N ratios occurred on Day I when native inorganic-N was presumably denitrified following the addition of treatments that increased soil anaerobicity.
Riley WJ, Matson PA (2000) NLOSS: a mechanistic model of denitrified [N.
day was denitrified over a 23-day period; 93% of this loss was as [N.
15]N not denitrified Nitrate recovered as a result of not Treatment (denitrified) straw addition recovered After 4 days Control 9.
3]-N was probably denitrified or immobilised because of the long residence time of N in the soil under reasonably high temperatures (Table 1).
After 5 years, the predicted fluxes were 10 kg/ha denitrified, 389 kg/ha depleted from soil organic matter, and about 58 kg/ha leached.