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the analysis of a vector field

in a decomposed state

(chemistry) separation of a substance into two or more substances that may differ from each other and from the original substance

(biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action

the organic phenomenon of rotting

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Feitosa e Rosman (5) verified in a compilation of different studies the influence of temperature, salinity and solar radiation on bacterial decay rates.
The temperature has shown to have importance on bacterial decay in the absence of solar radiation.
Based on works (9,15-17) it was observed that there is an increase in bacterial decay rates with higher salinity levels.
Photo-oxidation: Solar radiation has a fundamental role in bacterial decay in marine environments.
Sampling during a rain event may allow for the capture of the initial flushing of bacteria in the runoff, resulting in higher concentrations due to "first flush" conditions and less time for bacterial decay.
One key to accelerating landfill biodegradation, Noble suggests, is spurring initial bacterial decay.
This provides nutrients for a greater number of marine organisms, which in turn use up more and more oxygen in respiration and in the bacterial decay of organic matter.