Aerobic
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Aerobic

Treating liquids, generally sewage, with micro-organisms in the presence of oxygen generally supplied as air or other source of oxygen but sometimes using residual dissolved oxygen. Best known method is gactivated sludgeh. The micro-organisms convert noxious materials to less noxious stuff, e.g., to water, methane, nitrogen oxides, carbon dioxide.

Aerobic

Life or processes that require, or are not destroyed by, the presence of oxygen.

Aerobic

 A condition in which free (atmospheric) or dissolved oxygen is present in water. The opposite of anaerobic.

Aerobic

In biochemistry, reactions that need oxygen to happen or happen when oxygen is present.

Aerobic
"aerobic": deriving energy from a process requiring free oxygen
Aerobic
"aerobic": deriving energy from a process requiring free oxygen
Aerobic

Characterizing organisms able to live only in the presence of air or free oxygen, and conditions that exist only in the presence of air or free oxygen. Contrast with anaerobic.

Aerobic

Characterizing organisms able to live only in the presence of air or free oxygen, and conditions that exist only in the presence of air or free oxygen. Contrast with anaerobic.

Aerobic

Able to live, grow, or take place only where free oxygen is present.

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Aerobic has been defined 16 different ways in documents like USPC Consolidated Glossary, FRTR Glossary, Reclamation Glossary, and 7 more.

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