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DEGRADATION, punishment, ecclesiastical law. A censure by which a clergy man is deprived of his holy orders, which he had as a priest or deacon.

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and Amin, F., "Cellulase of Trichoderma viride for Biological Degradation of Cellulosic Wastes," Asian Journal of Chemistry, 24(6): 5782-88 (2012).
Biological degradation is the application of microbes or enzymes for the detoxification of mycotoxins of public and animal health concern.
It showed various advantages excellent properties include good oxygen and water vapor permeability, good cell adhesion, biodegradability, high tensile strength, minimal inflammatory response and susceptible to biological degradation by proteolytic enzymes [3-5].
"Cumberland Farms has subsequently submitted and implemented a new cleanup plan to enhance the biological degradation of remaining gasoline contamination at the site."
This can indicate that a greater degree of biological degradation on the coating at nanoscale is more plausible than for the samples which only experience photodegradation.
Apart from bacterial degradation, biological degradation of tannins in Sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata) leaves by the white--rot fungi Ceriporiopsis subvermispora and Cyathus stercoreus (Gamble et al., 1996) has been reported.
Research will be focused in five areas: physical distribution and ultimate fate of contaminants; chemical and biological degradation of the contaminants; environmental effects and ecosystem recovery; technology developments for oil spill detection, mitigation, and remediation; and human health.
The fact that heavy metals cannot be destroyed through biological degradation and have the ability to accumulate in the environment make these toxicants deleterious to the aquatic environment and consequently to humans who depend on aquatic products.
Yet decreased temperature slows down any biological degradation and that is a great help.
It incorporates both biological degradation and membrane separation technologies for the removal of suspended solids and micro-organisms through the effective use of hollow fibre membranes.
A rotating shaft carrying discs with biofilms allows the wastewater to come into contact with microorganisms and provides aeration, resulting in biological degradation of the pollutants.

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