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Unread 01/07/2004, 12:02 AM   #23
Justjoe
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Originally posted by Randy Holmes-Farley
My understanding is that the phosphate release discussed there comes from phosphorus in the organics consumed by nitrate-based oxidation. If the carbon source driving the reaction has no phosphorus (as in vodka), then I don't see any phosphate being released. Perhaps I am misunderstanding where they claim the phosphorus comes from, however. [/B]
I dunno, that's why I'm a askin' dis stuff in da first place
I thought they were talking about the nitrates that were produced were then broken down, and when the nitrates were gone, the fact that the nitrates were now gone would allow the the PO4 to be released.
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