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acidification

[ə‚sid·ə·fə′kā·shən]
(chemistry)
Addition of an acid to a solution until the pH falls below 7.
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To study the main factors affecting the chemical transformation of Cd in calcareous soil treated with the two P-containing acidify agents, two independent variables (soil pH and the addition level of P in water-soluble form ([P.
96: Treatment 2 used ASS-affected waters to acidify the test water to pH 6.
Researchers have examined LAB strains, isolated from the malting and brewing environment, which produced bacteriocins possessing biopolymer-degrading enzymatic activity or which exhibited the ability to acidify unhopped wort.
If you can't reduce watering because the plant is growing in a lawn, or if it doesn't green up as the soil dries out, you probably need to acidify the soil.
GDL is used in bakery foods as a chemical leavening aid, in dairy and soy as a controlled coagulator and in salads and dressings to acidify without adding sourness.
One way to do this is to acidify the solution to a pH of approximately 2 to precipitate out the biosurfactant, which then can be reused.
Critics of the ocean-disposal idea argue, however, that the added carbon dioxide will acidify the deep ocean and could harm the complex web of animals and microbes there.
Now, a study has revealed that antibiotic residues in uncured pepperoni or salami meat are potent enough to weaken helpful bacteria that processors add to acidify the sausage to make it safe for consumption.