chlorination chlorination

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the addition or substitution of chlorine in organic compounds
  2. (n) disinfection of water by the addition of small amounts of chlorine or a chlorine compound

Usage(s):

  1. The trouble is that such conventional methods of treatment and purification as filtration, dilution and chlorination are unable to cope with some of today's contaminants.
  2. The NCI editorial also warned about the perils of abandoning drinking-water chlorination too hastily.
  3. Even in high concentrations, germs would probably be quickly diluted in a large reservoir, if not killed off later during chlorination.

News

  • Carmichaels Municipal Authority deserves commendation

    It was reported last week that the Carmichaels Municipal Authority is proceeding with plans to install aeration systems on the authority’s water storage tanks to help prevent the formation of the chlorination byproduct trihalomethane.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Observer-Reporter

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