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Peat moss may have an acidifying effect on very sandy soil because such soil contains less buffering capability.
This implies that the increase in pH over the initial days following pig slurry application was offset by the acidifying effect of N sources and C[O.sub.2] formed from mineralization of organic material, thus, ensuring that soil pH would be relatively stable for the latter experimental period.
MAP is an acidifying fertiliser that is often used in the blending of dry agricultural fertilisers and it can supply the soil with N and P in plantavailable forms.
White sugar is acidifying in nature and devoid of all trace elements, enzymes, and vitamins, which is not easily converted by the body.
Like a flipped switch, the normal response of nerve cells can reverse as acidifying seawater perturbs how a fish regulates acids and bases in its body, including the brain.
He has made seminal contributions to the field of freshwater acidification, including important work on the fate and status of river birds living on acidifying streams.
It stressed existing political support for using "OIV recommendations for setting EU standards." Possible new EU rules could follow on acidifying wine with lactic acid or malic acid; dealcoholisation; and using ions exchange resins (cationics) for tartaric stabilisation: all covered by OIV--not EU--standards.
In addition to the long-term threat of a steadily acidifying ocean, sea creatures are facing a more immediate danger from climate change: falling icebergs.
Commercial products may also contain an acidifying agent which will kill bacteria.
Because available data are partly contradictory (5, 7,12,13) or scarce, we studied the stability of urinary (fractionated) metanephrines and catecholamines at room temperature, both during and up to 1 week after the first 24 h of collection, with and without preservative measures (i.e., acidifying to pH 4 or addition of [Na.sub.2]EDTA and [Na.sub.2][S.sub.2][O.sub.5] during collection and acidification to pH 4 after collection of 24-h urine portions).
Rutka: In other parts of the world, physicians successfully use a variety of topical acidifying solutions and antiseptics.
Kunte found that separating the overall digestion process into discrete acidifying and methanogenic stages--thereby isolating the acidogenic bacteria in their own tank--resulted in complete eradication of live pathogens.
The alum acts as an acidifying agent, while zeolite--often used in kitty litter--acts as a sequestering agent, turning slurries into nitrogen-rich, slow-release fertilizer.
The Council adopted it the following December 19.The Directive is designed to restrict emissions of acidifying and eutrophising pollutants and ozone precursors in order to improve air quality throughout the EU.
The carbon dioxide is removed, after acidifying the solution, by purging with nitrogen or argon.