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Chloramine(s)

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A class of amines, chloramines are produced when ammonia and chlorine (as hypochlorous acid) react with each other.

Chloramine is increasingly used in water treatment plants rather than chlorine, as chloramine is much more stable and will not dissipate from water, ensuring disinfection until it reaches the consumers. In chloramine water treatment, monochloramine (NH2Cl) is formed by adding chlorine and ammonia under controlled conditions. In chlorine water treatment, a combination of inorganic chloramines is formed as disinfection by-products, also referred to as combined chlorine residuals.

Chloramines in air are strong respiratory irritants.

Source: GreenFacts

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Source: For more information on the chloramine: WHO Guidelines for drinking water quality 

Related words:

Chloramination - Chlorine - Disinfectant(s) - Water disinfection by-product(s)

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Español: Cloraminas
Français: Chloramine(s)

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