toxicity

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toxicity

[täk′sis·əd·ē]
(pharmacology)
The quality of being toxic.
The kind and amount of poison or toxin produced by a microorganism, or possessed by a chemical substance not of biological origin.
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Swimming and ammonia toxicity in salmonids: the effects of sub lethal ammonia exposure on the swimming performance of coho salmon and the acute toxicity of ammonia in swimming and resting rainbow trout.
Six images of salt toxicity on various species are included as are eight images of ammonia toxicity.
In discussing nitrification and denitrification, the author states that many treatment plants nitrify to remove ammonia toxicity.
ARP can be used to reduce plant nitrogen nutrient emissions directly or as a step in the Company's patented "Enhanced Biogas Production Process", a proprietary method of upgrading new or existing wastewater treatment plants to lower ammonia toxicity and optimize biogas production in their anaerobic digesters - the key process component in a typical wastewater treatment plant.