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Cocktails by beverage director Dan Beres and bar manager Ryan DeRosa include the Dippin' Dot Sour, a riff on a bourbon sour converted into frozen ice cream spheres with the help of liquid nitrogen.
The pollutants: Ozone: It's formed by chemical reactions between oxides of nitrogen and volatile organic compounds in the presence of sunlight.
Frank's assessment is that Floyds Fork cannot afford any increase in nitrogen or phosphorus, and in fact, large reductions of those pollutants from sewage treatment plants will be needed.
Pumps create a vacuum, and a liquid helium and nitrogen cooling system drives the temperature down to --440°F, not far from absolute zero, the thermal floor at which most molecular motion stops.
The work was built on the observation that Nannochloropsis produces more lipids in a low-nitrogen environment.
The researchers explain: As bone collagen turns over slowly, the carbon and nitrogen isotope values measured in bone collagen reflect the long-term averages of diet over an individual’s lifetime.
But in South Florida, where marshes and bays are nearly free of nutrients, the water would have to undergo additional cleaning to eliminate the phosphorus and nitrogen.
The slow decomposing process can rob nitrogen fertilizer that plants need for growth.
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Origin and Etymology of nitrogen
French nitrogène, from nitre niter + -gène -gen
First Known Use: 1791See Words from the same year
NITROGEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nitrogen for English Language Learners
: a chemical that has no color or smell and that makes up a large part of the atmosphere
NITROGEN Defined for Kids
Definition of nitrogen for Students
: a colorless odorless gaseous chemical element that makes up 78 percent of the atmosphere and forms a part of all living tissues
Medical Definition of nitrogen
: a common nonmetallic element that in the free form is normally a colorless odorless tasteless insoluble inert diatomic gas comprising 78 percent of the atmosphere by volume and that in the combined form is a constituent of biologically important compounds (as proteins, nucleic acids, and alkaloids) and hence of all living cells as well as of industrially important substances (as cyanides, fertilizers, dyes, and antibiotics)—symbol N; see element table
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