denitrify


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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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Bremner, "Ability of free-living cells of Bradyrhizobium japonicum to denitrify in soils," Biology and Fertility of Soils, vol.
(2004) examined potential of subsoil to denitrify nitrate under optimal anaerobic conditions.
We must find ways to either keep the nitrogen in the field or denitrify the water before it drains into streams and rivers."
One possible improvement might be to convert the initial solar aquatic silos to an anaerobic-anoxic unit and then use recycled nitrified effluent from the raceway to denitrify and reduce BOD.