Electronic Journal of Biotechnology ISSN: 0717-3458
  © 2008 by Universidad Católica de Valparaíso -- Chile
Vol. 11 No. 3, Issue of July 15, 2008
 

Table 1. The possible maximum concentration of non-ionized nitrite as a function of the pH and initial nitrate concentration, assuming that nitrate is completely converted to nitrite and the latter accumulates.


pH

  Maximal HNO2concentration [mg N-HNO2 L-1] at an 
initial nitrate concentration of: 

80 [mg NO3--N L-1]

10 [mg NO3--N L-1]

6.5

0.0420

0.0040

7.0

0.0133

0.0017

7.5

0.0042

0.0005

8.0

0.0013

0.0002

8.5

0.0004

0.0001

9.0

0.00013

0.00002

Source: GenHunter Corporation, TN.


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