(NH Cl) Compound which combines chlorine with ammonia. Chloramine is used in about 20 percent of treated municipal water. While the chlorine acts as a disinfectant, the ammonia serves to stabilize the chlorine. As a result, the chlorine cannot readily escape into the air. This makes water treated with chloramine potentially more harmful than water that is simply chlorinated. Symptoms caused by chloramine are the same as those caused by excessive chlorine, i.e., leaf tip burn and decreased flowering. More information.
Ammonia is added after chlorine so that it stays in the water longer, but also provides food for aquatic algae.
a chemical by-product caused when water suppliers combine chlorine with nitrogenous compounds, such as ammonia, which is much more stable than chlorine.
F a disinfectant that has a strong irritative effect on air passages, eyes and skin. It may also cause respiratory trouble resembling asthma.
Municipal water treatment and storage facilities use chloramine to treat water. It is easily removed with many commercially available additives. It is toxic to aquatic animals.
Combination of Chlorine and Ammonia that is frequently added to municipal water supplies to maintain municipal water quality standards. Also prevents the establishment of Biofilm in municipal water supply lines and storage containers. It is toxic to fish and amphibians. Can be removed by treating water with a Water Conditioner that is specifically formulated to treat chloramines..
an organic chlorine compound used as a sanitizer in the food industry
any of several compounds containing chlorine and nitrogen; used as an antiseptic in wounds
Chloramine is a disinfectant added to water for public health protection in some areas. It is a combination of chlorine and ammonia that is currently considered best technology for controlling the formation of certain regulated organic disinfection by-products. This is very toxic for fish and should be removed using a dechlorinator that can also remove chloramines as well as chlorine.
This substance is sometimes used as a bactericide in municipal water supplies. It it poisonous to fish, but can be removed with special dechlorinating compounds. Unlike chlorine, it will not evaporate from water by itself.
A chemical sometimes used by municipal water treatment facilities in place of chlorine since it is more stable in water and will not evaporate. This is very toxic for fish and should be removed using a dechlorinator that can also remove chloramine as well as chlorine.
A compound consisting of chlorine and ammonia gas which retains its bactericide qualities for a longer time compared to free chlorine.
Chloramine is a combination of chlorine and ammonia and is a widely used drinking water disinfectant in North America, often used as an alternative to chlorine because it is longer lasting and has less of an odor than chlorine. Adding a small amount of chloramine to drinking water protects the water from bacteria and other microorganisms. Currently, chloramine is used only on a limited basis by Tucson Water as part of the Ambassador Neighborhoods Program, which is introducing a blend of recharged Colorado River water and groundwater to a small number of selected volunteers in Tucson. Where chloramine is in use, and in order to meet Federal and State microbiological drinking water regulations, it is Tucson Water policy to add at least 0.2 parts per million of chloramine where water enters the distribution system and be able to detect chloramine in 95 percent of the samples taken from the water distribution system.
A ammonia-chlorine compound added by municipal water treatment and storage facilities to treat water for the purpose of eliminating bacteria. It is toxic to aquatic animals. A double dose of sodium thiosulfate treatment is the simplest method of chloramine removal.
a chemical substance formed when a chlorine molecule combines with organic waste such as sweat, urine, ammonia (and other nitrogenous compounds) causing a strong, pungent odor and irritation to bathers' skin, eyes and/or mucous membranes. Chloramines have almost no sanitizing value when compared to Free Available Chlorine. Click here for further information on chloramines.
A chemical sometimes used by municipal water treatment facilities in place of chlorine since, it is more stable in water and will not evaporate. It is easily removed with many commercially available additives. It is toxic to aquatic animals.
A compound formed when chlorine combines with nitrogen or ammonia. It causes eye and skin irritation and has a strong, unpleasant chlorine odor.
Chloramine (monochloramine) is chemical compound with the formula NH2Cl. It is usually used as very dilute solutions where it is used as a disinfectant.