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Atmospheric Nitrogen. Chemistry, Nitrification, Denitrification, and their Interrelationships

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Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 1 / 1C)

Abstract

Nitrogen compounds are produced from atmospheric dinitrogen (N2) by the following processes:
  1. (1)

    naturally occurring biochemical reactions (biological dinitrogen fixation);

     
  2. (2)

    naturally occurring abiological reactions (ozonation and combustion, e. g., via fire, lightning, and coronal discharges); and

     
  3. (3)

    anthropogenic abiological reactions (combustion and industrial synthesis).

     

Keywords

Nitrous Oxide Atmospheric Nitrogen Effective Shield Paracoccus Denitrificans Nitrosomonas Europaea 
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