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Found Anaerobic 4 times.

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1. Anaerobic
Relating to a process that occurs with little or no oxygen present.

2. Anaerobic digester (anaerobic bioreactor)
This is a bioreactor for anaerobically digesting sewage-laced wastewater. In it, anaerobic bacteria produce a mix of methane and carbon dioxide; as much as 90% of the chemical energy in the wastewater can be converted to methane, which is typically exhausted continuously and collected for use as a fuel or for a reagent for other industrial chemical reactions.

3. Anaerobic respiration
Respiration under anaerobic conditions. The terminal electron acceptor , instead of oxygen in the case of regular respiration, can be: CO2, Fe2+, fumarate, nitrate, nitrite, nitrous oxide, sulphur, sulphate, etc. Note that anaerobic respiration still uses the electron transport chain to dump the electron while fermentation does not.

4. Anaerobic
Refers to organisms that are not dependent on oxygen for respiration .

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