nitrogen oxide

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Noun1.nitrogen oxide - any of several oxides of nitrogen formed by the action of nitric acid on oxidizable materials; present in car exhausts
pollutant - waste matter that contaminates the water or air or soil
oxide - any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical
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Secondly by the combustion of CH and C[H.sub.2] reacting with [N.sub.2] influences the formation of prompt NOx [Fenimore NOx].The third one is referred as a Fuel NOx which occurs in Nitrogen containing fuel species are oxidized to NOx during the combustion process.
NOx emission can be categorized as thermal NOx, prompt NOx and fuel NOx. During gas fuel or denitrified fuel combustion, thermal NOx and prompt NOx are produced.