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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

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Present Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Conditional
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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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Achieving cost savings with nitrifying trickling filter is dependent upon the ability to obtain high nitrification rates, and minimizing the size of the required process units, therefore the unique characteristics of trickling filters that distinguish this from other processes must be recognized and accounted for in design.
These inhibitors depress the nitrification activity of soil nitrifying bacteria by delaying the oxidation if ammonia.
Almost all biofilters used in recirculation systems involve a fixed film, where nitrifying bacteria grow over the surface of a media of bacteria growth (or support media) (Timmons & Ebeling, 2007).
The bead filter is specifically designed to facilitate rapid growth of both nitrifying and heterotrophic bacteria which in freshwater systems comprise of Nitrosomonas and Nitrobacter spp.
The design and performance of a nitrifying vertical flow reed bed treatment system.
limitation or by modification of the nitrifying bacterial populations (ammonia and nitrite oxidising bacteria).
If the surficial sediments contain sufficient oxygen, then aerobic nitrifying bacteria can oxidize nitrogen compounds within the biodeposits to N[O.
No legume, including clovers, beans and peas will thrive without nitrifying bacteria.
Our preliminary research indicated that nitrifying bacteria protected in pellets could nitrify animal lagoon wastewater at rates comparable to those used in Japan to clean up municipal wastewater systems," says Vanotti.
While generally present in the main, oxygen may be progressively depleted in the household plumbing in proportion to the period of storage and the activity of nitrifying bacteria.
2]O by pure cultures of nitrifying and denitrifying bacteria during changes in aeration.
Scope : Retrofitting two of the existing four primary clarifiers to an anoxic zone and introduction of an internal recirculation pumping system for return of nitrifying bacteria to the anoxic zone and ancillary