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Nitrate and Nitrite

  • George W. Ware
Part of the Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology book series (RECT, volume 107)

Abstract

Nitrate and nitrite have a variety of commercial uses. The major use of nitrate is in inorganic fertilizers. It is also used in the manufacture of explosives, in glassmaking, and as a heat-transfer fluid and a heat-storage medium for solar heating applications. Both nitrate and nitrite are used in curing meats. The properties of potassium nitrate and nitrite, two commonly used compounds, are shown in Table 1 (USEPA 1985). Potassium nitrate is also known as saltpeter (Windholz 1976).

Keywords

Sodium Nitrate Sodium Nitrite Nitrate Removal Maximum Contaminant Level Water Quality criterIa 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George W. Ware
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  1. 1.College of AgricultureUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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