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mineralize

[′min·rə‚līz]
(chemistry)
To convert organic compounds to simpler inorganic compounds, namely, carbon dioxide and water (and halogen acids, if the organic substances are halogenated).
(geology)
To convert to, or impregnate with, mineral material; applied to processes of ore vein deposition and of fossilization.
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Molina JAE, Clapp CE, Larson WE (1980) Potentially mineralizable nitrogen in soil: the simple exponential model does not apply to the first 12 weeks of incubation.
Powlson DS, Jenkinson DS (1981) A comparison of the organic matter, biomass, ATP and mineralizable N contents of ploughed direct drilled soils.
Sharifi M, Zebarth BJ, Burton DL, Gran CA, Cooper JM (2007) Evaluation of some indices of potentially mineralizable nitrogen in soil.
Cabrera ML, Kissel DE (1988) Potentially mineralizable nitrogen in disturbed and undisturbed soil samples.
Dao TH, Schwartz RC (2010) Mineralizable phosphoms, nitrogen, and carbon relationships in dairy manure at various carbon-to-phosphorus ratios.
Hope SM, Li C-Y (1997) Respiration, nitrogen fixation, and mineralizable nitrogen spatial and temporal patterns within two Oregon Douglas-fir stands.
o] (mg N/kg) is the potentially mineralizable N of the sludge at t = 0; and S and (1 - S) are the rapid and the slow decomposable organic N fractions of the sludge which mineralize at specific constant rates h and k (1/day), respectively.
At 30 [degrees] C, the constant rates estimated for the sludge were approximately 10 times greater than those estimated for the mineralizable N fractions of SOM.
Mineralizable soil nitrogen: Amounts and extractability ratios.
Microbial biomass as a fraction of potentially mineralizable nitrogen in soils from long-term field experiments.
Mineralizable soil nitrogen as an index of nitrogen availability to forest trees.