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1. An unstable colorless liquid, NH2Cl, used in making hydrazine and as a chlorine source for water treatment.
2. Any of several aromatic sulfonamide salts containing chlorine, used medicinally as antiseptics.


1. (Elements & Compounds) an unstable colourless liquid with a pungent odour, made by the reaction of sodium hypochlorite and ammonia. Formula: NH2Cl
2. (Elements & Compounds) any compound produced by replacing hydrogen atoms in an azo or amine group with chlorine atoms


(ˈklɔr əˌmin, ˈkloʊr-, klɔˈræm in, kloʊ-)

any of a class of compounds obtained by replacing a hydrogen atom of an =NH or −NH2 group with chlorine.
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Noun1.chloramine - any of several compounds containing chlorine and nitrogen; used as an antiseptic in wounds
antiseptic - a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues
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Contract notice: C4525c0620 - realization of biocide treatment facilities (cte) by injection of monochloramine in dampierre.
Ulcerogenic and healing impairing actions of monochloramine in rat stomachs: effects of zinc L-carnosine, polaprezinc.
Shift in the microbial ecology of a hospital hot water system following the introduction of an on-site monochloramine disinfection system.
These measures include routine microbial analyses of tap water and use of waterborne pathogen prevention and control measures such as hot water flushing of plumbing; use of chlorination, chlorine dioxide, monochloramine, copper-silver ionization, or ultraviolet light; ozonation; and point-of-use water filtration.
Effects of ozon, chlorine dioxide, chlorin, and monochloramine on Cryptosporidium parvum oocyst viability, Appl, Environ Microbiol.
As an example, the position of the activated carbon and water softening units assumes that the feed water is from a surface source and that the municipality employs monochloramine as a "secondary" disinfecting agent (1), (2).
The Rosemount Analytical 1066 family of transmitters can measure pH, ORP, resistivity/conductivity, percent concentration, total dissolved solids, total chlorine, free chlorine, monochloramine, dissolved oxygen and dissolved ozone.
Effects of ozone, chlorine dioxide, chlorine, and monochloramine on Cryptosporidium parvum oocyst viability.
Offering single- or dual-sensor input with an unrestricted choice of dual measurements, the Rosemount Analytical Model 1056 intelligent analyzer is designed to reduce the cost per loop and save panel space, and can measure: turbidity, flow, pH/ORP/ISE, resistivity/conductivity, percent concentration, chlorine (free, total, monochloramine, pH-independent free chlorine), oxygen, ozone, and temperature.
The WaterPOINT 870 offers a variety of sensor configurations that allow users to choose the right test kit for their application, such as ISE, Monochloramine or Free Chlorine.
Leaking lead The water disinfectant monochloramine dissolved lead in laboratory experiments, a finding that might explain increased lead in some drinking-water supplies (169: 333).