Russian Journal of General Chemistry

, Volume 88, Issue 13, pp 2958–2961 | Cite as

On the Evaluation of Quantitative Parameters and Formal Kinetic Features of Nitrification in Natural Waters

  • V. V. Vapirov
  • A. V. RyzakovEmail author


Using the laboratory modeling method, it has been shown that the enzymatic Michaelis–Menten kinetics equation provides a reasonable description of nitrification process in natural waters. The reaction has the first rate order with respect to the enzyme and pseudo zero order with respect to the substrate (ammonium ion) in a large excess of the latter.


nitrification formal kinetics natural water enzyme inhibition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Northern Water Problems Institute of the Karelian Research Centre of the Russian Academy of SciencesPetrozavodskRussia
  2. 2.Petrozavodsk State UniversityPetrozavodskRussia

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