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Trihalomethanes

Similar term(s): THMs.

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A class of organic compounds, based on the methane molecule (CH4) where the hydrogen atoms normally present are replaced by three halogen atoms (chlorine, bromine, fluorine and/or iodine). Examples include chloroform and dibromochloromethane.

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An important and predominant group of chlorinated drinking water byproducts, trihalomethanes can occur as a result of the reaction between natural organic matter in the water and chlorine added as a disinfectant. The term 'Total Trihalomethanes' (TTHM) describes four disinfection by products, chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane, and bromoform that may be sampled in a water sample.

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Natural organic matter - Water disinfection by-product(s)

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GreenFacts Summary on Water Disinfectants & disinfectant by-products:

Translation(s):

Español: Trihalometanos
Français: Trihalométhanes

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