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beta oxidation

[′bād·ə äks·ə′dā·shən]
(biochemistry)
Catabolism of fatty acids in which the fatty acid chain is shortened by successive removal of two carbon fragments from the carboxyl end of the chain.
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0 MPa) the stabilized 10 wt% PAN nanofiber (10P) after the oxidization process.
Oysters frozen with current technology are suitable for salads and deep-frying as they have been compromised by ice crystal formation and oxidization.
It takes 2 days to isolate the blood's low-density lipoproteins (LDLs), the so-called bad lipoproteins, and 2 days more to quantify their oxidization.
And, says Blake, "All oxidization processes have the potential to produce partial oxidization products.
The boxes contained items representing social, scientific, and artistic trends 30 years ago and have been preserved in argon gas to protect against oxidization.
The four bad wines were either contaminated, treated with chemicals, served from moldy bottles or forced into oxidization, in order to replicate the leading problems of "off" wines.
These include the installation of two regenerative thermal oxidization (RTO) units, which reduce emission of volatile organic compounds from batch manufacturing facilities, and an aboveground system for pretreatment of waste water from manufacturing operations.
It also reduces fat oxidization and bacterial action, and avoids proteolysis - the breaking down of proteins into simpler compounds.
The R&D programme, into which APP-China will inject a total investment of 200 million yuan (USD $32 million), enhances waste water treatment from chemi-mechanical pulp production with high-grade oxidization technologies.
NEW YORK, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Coal is a fossil fuel formed in ecosystems where plant remains were saved by water and mud from oxidization and biodegradation.
Electrical energy is produced in methanol fuel cells through the chemical oxidization of methanol.
Three-way catalysis refers to the catalysis that converts harmful gases including CO, HC and NOx from automobile exhaust into harmless carbon dioxide, water and nitrogen via oxidization and reduction, mainly with a three-way catalytic converter, which is carried by a porous ceramic material and mounted on a special exhaust pipe.