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The main chemical components of poo are fats, carbohydrates (fiber), nitrogenous material, minerals (mainly potassium, calcium and phosphorous) and microorganisms.
Most were bright green, caused by algae feasting on nitrogen and phosphorous in the runoff from agricultural fields.
In silicon, a quantum bit or qubit is often based around a phosphorous atom.
Vulnerable structures range from the towering Sunshine Skyway Bridge to toxic waste sites from the state’s phosphorous mining industry.
More likely, the idea that lawns should be fertilized every spring and fall is due to the manure-loads of advertising encouraging the use of high-nitrogen and phosphorous mixes.
Those three numbers signify the amount of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium in the fertilizer, in that order.
There is no simple fix for blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, which is caused by an excess of nutrients like phosphorous and nitrogen in the water.
That stormwater will now be diverted – up to 32.3 million gallons a day – into the facility where it will be mixed with liquid aluminum sulfate, or alum, to remove nearly 20 pounds a day of nitrogen and phosphorous.
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