One of the halogen elements, related in its chemical qualities to chlorine and iodine. Atomic weight 79.8. Symbol Br. It is a deep reddish brown liquid of a very disagreeable odor, emitting a brownish vapor at the ordinary temperature. In combination it is found in minute quantities in sea water, and in many saline springs. It occurs also in the mineral bromyrite.
A chemical element that exists as a liquid in its elemental form or as a part of a chemical compound which is an oxidant and a biocidal agent used to disinfect pool or spa water.
Bromine is the only liquid nonmetallic element. It is a heavy, volatile, mobile, dangerous reddish-brown liquid. The red vapor has a strong unpleasant odor and the vapor irritates the eyes and throat. It causes severe burns upon contact with the skin. In concetrated form, it is a serious health hazard, and maximum safety precautions should be taken when handling it. Bromine is used in agricultural chemicals, dyestuffs, chemical intermediates and flame-retardants. Most is used to prepare 1,2-dibromoethane, which is used as an anti-knock agent in combustion engines. Bromine is obtained by treating brines from wells in Michigan and Arkansas with chlorine, or through extraction from seawater. Chemical formula = Br. Molecular weight = 79.90 g/mol.
an alternative sanitizer similar to chlorine, commonly used in spas. Very effective against bacteria, cannot be stabilized, so it is susceptible to deterioration by sunlight. When it combines with ammonia compounds, it is still an effective sanitizer, unlike chlorine.
A halogen that depletes ozone when released into the stratosphere. Of the chemical groups covered by this report, methyl bromide, halons and HBFCs release bromine into the stratosphere.
A halogen that can substitute for hydrogen in many organic compounds, generally making the resultant compound more toxic.
closely related to chlorine in chemistry. It has become popular, especially in spas, because it has much less odor than does chlorine. Available in solid forms for use in specialized bromine feeders or dispensers. Also, available as a 2-part product for use in spas and hot tubs.
A halogen element; alternative sanitizer for pools. Most effective in spas and indoor pools.
A spa sanitizer in the same family as chlorine. Used in a granular or convenient compressed form for continuous treatment.
A sanitizer and disinfectant that kills bacteria and prevents algae.
a nonmetallic largely pentavalent heavy volatile corrosive dark brown liquid element belonging to the halogens; found in sea water
Bromine is a naturally occurring element. It is a dense, deep reddish brown liquid that is easily vaporized into a brownish-red vapour. It occurs mainly as the bromide ion, Br-, in salts in seawater and in many saline springs. Metal bromides occur in small amounts in seawater and salt deposits as well as in water from mineral springs. One of the most common uses of bromine is for the manufacture of bromine compounds used in gasoline. Bromine compounds are also widely used in pesticides and for treating plastic material and textiles to make them fireproof.
A halogen disinfectant. Cannot be stabilized against ultraviolet light. It is the optimum sanitizer for spas and indoor pool settings.
A sanitizing agent for Softub spas that kills bacteria and algae. The tablet form ( Soft Guard)of this product is dispensed using a floating brominator. The granular form is added upon spa startup (initial filling) to establish an immediate bromine reserve ( Sodium Bromide).
A sanitizer often used in hot tubs and indoor pools. It is effective in hot water and cannot be stabilized.
A halogen element in the same group as chlorine and fluorine. Also a common name for several chemical compounds containing bromine that are used as disinfectants to destroy bacteria and algae in swimming pools and spas. Most commonly available as organic bromine in a tablet or granular, or as sodium bromide, a granular salt.
An alternative sanitizer sometimes used in place of chlorine. Excellent for spas and indoor pools because it lasts longer in high heat and has no chlorine odor.
Bromine is many times more effective at destroying ozone than chlorine. Halons, with high ODP, contain bromine. Other ODS which contain bromine are HBFC and methyl bromide.
A fire retardant (halogen) which is used to reduce or eliminate a resin's tendency to burn. Often used in conjunction with chemicals such as antimony trioxide and pentoxide to achieve a maximum Class 1 fire retardancy rating and often used in ducting systems.
Bromine, like Chlorine and Iodine and Fluorine is an element of the halogen group. All these halogens have sanitizing properties. Bromine and Chlorine are used in pool waters. Iodine would work but stains heavily. Fluorine would etch polished ceramic surfaces.
A halogen sanitizer commonly used as an alternative to chlorine; most common in spas.
n. A dark reddish-brown, non-metallic liquid element with a suffocating odor.
A toxic, highly corrosive gas of the same chemical group as fluorine and chlorine.
Oxidizing agent used for sanitizing spa water. Not as aggressive as chlorine.
A common name for a chemical compound containing bromine that is used as a disinfectant to destroy bacteria and algae in swimming pools and spas. Available as a tablet or as sodium bromide, a granular salt.
Bromine is a naturally occurring element. It is a dense, deep reddish brown liquid that is easily vaporized into a brownish-red vapour. Metal bromides occur in small amounts in seawater and salt deposits as well as in water from mineral springs. One of the most common uses of bromine is in the manufacture of gasoline. Bromine compounds are also widely used in pesticides and for treating plastic material and textiles to make them fireproof. When bromine reacts and combines with other substances, they become brominated.
A member of the halogen family, commonly used as a sanitizer in spas, because of its resistance to hot water with rapid pH fluctuations.
a halogen element used in place of chlorine as a sanitizer in swimming pools and spas.
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A chemical that works as a sanitizer or disinfectant to kill bacteria and algae in pool and spa water. This chemical does not eliminate swimmer waste unless it is combined with an oxidizer. It is very susceptible to direct sunlight, therefore is not efficient in outdoor pools. The ideal range is from 2.0 to 4.0 ppm for pools and 3.0 - 5.0 ppm in spas.
A member of the halogen family commonly used as a sanitizer or disinfectant to destroy bacteria and algae in swimming pools. It is resistant to heat and rapid pH fluctuations. Available as a tablet or as sodium bromide, a granular salt.
A halogen sanitizer (in the same chemical family as chlorine) designed to kill bacteria and algae in the spa. Bromine is commonly used in stick, tablet or granular form.
A sanitiser, mainly used in spa pools in warm water environment.
A sanitizing agent similar in use to chlorine.
Bromine ( OR , , meaning "stench (of he-goats)" Gemoll W, Vretska K: Griechisch-Deutsches Schul- und HandwÃ¶rterbuch ("Greek-German dictionary"), 9th ed., published by http://www.oebvhpt.at Ã¶bvhpt, ISBN 3-209-00108-1), is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Br and atomic number 35. A halogen element, bromine is a red volatile liquid at standard room temperature which has a reactivity between chlorine and iodine. This element is corrosive to human tissue in a liquid state and its vapors irritate eyes and throat.