Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality SECOND ADDENDUM TO THIRD EDITION Geneva 2008

  title={Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality SECOND ADDENDUM TO THIRD EDITION Geneva 2008},
  author={FOURTH EDITION},
  • Published 2002
398 Nitrate and nitrite Nitrate (NO 3 ) is found naturally in the environment and is an important plant nutrient. It is present at varying concentrations in all plants and is a part of the nitrogen cycle. Nitrite (NO 2 ) is not usually present in significant concentrations except in a reducing environment, as nitrate is the more stable oxidation state. It can be formed by the microbial reduction of nitrate and in vivo by reduction from ingested nitrate. Nitrite can also be formed chemically in… CONTINUE READING
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