Info

Table 3.2 Factors influencing the Nitrification Process and the section considering the this influence

Influence Section

Temperature 3.8

Dissolved Oxygen 3.9

pH 3.10

Bacterial Population Dynamics 3.12

Inhibitors 3.13

3.4 The Energy and Synthesis Relationship

The overall stoichiometric reactions in the oxidation of ammonia into nitrate can be summed upas follows:

Equations (3.1) and (3.2) serve as energy-yielding reactions for Nitrosomonas and Nitrobacter, respectively.

Equation (3.1) has been estimated by various investigators to yield a loss of free energy between 58 and 84 kcal per mole of ammonia.

Equation (3.2) has been estimated to release between 15.4 and 20.9 kcal per mole of nitrite. Thus, Nitrosomonas obtains more energy per mole of nitrogen oxidized than Nitrobacter.

The overall oxidation of ammonium is obtained by adding equations (3.1) and (3.2), providing equation (3.3).

Solar Panel Basics

Solar Panel Basics

Global warming is a huge problem which will significantly affect every country in the world. Many people all over the world are trying to do whatever they can to help combat the effects of global warming. One of the ways that people can fight global warming is to reduce their dependence on non-renewable energy sources like oil and petroleum based products.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment