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ni·tri·fy

 (nī′trə-fī′)
tr.v. ni·tri·fied, ni·tri·fy·ing, ni·tri·fies
1. To oxidize (an ammonia compound) into a nitrite or (a nitrite) into a nitrate, especially by the action of nitrifying bacteria.
2. To treat or combine with nitrogen or compounds containing nitrogen.

ni′tri·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
ni′tri·fi′er n.

nitrify

(ˈnaɪtrɪˌfaɪ)
vb (tr) , -fies, -fying or -fied
1. (Chemistry) to treat or cause to react with nitrogen or a nitrogen compound
2. (Agriculture) to treat (soil) with nitrates
3. (Biology) (of nitrobacteria) to convert (ammonium compounds) into nitrates by oxidation
ˈnitriˌfiable adj

ni•tri•fy

(ˈnaɪ trəˌfaɪ)

v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
1. to oxidize (ammonia, ammonium compounds, or atmospheric nitrogen) to nitrites, nitrates, or their respective acids, esp. by bacterial action.
2. to treat or combine with nitrogen or its compounds.
[1820–30; < French nitrifier. See niter, -ify]
ni′tri•fi`a•ble, adj.
ni`tri•fi•ca′tion, n.
ni′tri•fi`er, n.

nitrify


Past participle: nitrified
Gerund: nitrifying

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
I have nitrified
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
I will nitrify
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Future Perfect
I will have nitrified
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Future Continuous
I will be nitrifying
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been nitrifying
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Conditional
I would nitrify
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Past Conditional
I would have nitrified
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.nitrify - convert into nitric acid, nitrous acid, or nitrate, especially with the action of nitrobacteria
convert - change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers"
2.nitrify - treat with nitrogen or a nitrogen compound
process, treat - subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill"
3.nitrify - treat (soil) with nitrates
fertilize, fertilise, feed - provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to; "We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants"
denitrify - remove nitrogen from; "Denitrify the soil"
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Zhang [16] and Okabe [17], reported that the presence of high concentration of CODfil inhibits nitrification as COD heterotrophic oxidizers outcompete autotrophic nitrifies for DO since COD oxidizers have higher growth rates than nitrifies.
The bacteria creates a biofilm that clings to the surface area of the media, which effectively nitrifies mine water to treat ammonia (when supplied with dissolved oxygen) or denitrifies mine water when supplied with a carbon source.
Since the aerated anoxic processes used in the VertiCel process nitrifies throughout the entire process, it can be easily retrofittedinto the existing tanks.