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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.
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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
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(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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Taurine chloramine inhibits production of nitric oxide and TNF-alpha in activated RAW 264.7 cells by mechanisms that involve transcriptional and translational events.
They, however, suggested switching to chloramine as disinfectant and with ultraviolet light as the secondary disinfectant to reduce the concentrations of drinking water disinfection by-products to the barest minimum.
Water with a pH higher than 8.5 with chloramines present will cause the carbon to be less effective at removing chlorine and chloramine, and cause the RO membrane performance to degrade, resulting in poor water quality (Luehmann, Keshaviah, Ward, Klein, & Thomas, 1989).
"Chloramine, and on top of that they're putting in fluoride.
Health effects associated with indoor swimming pools: a suspected toxic chloramine exposure.
A combination of low- and high- return air grilles promotes chloramine removal, good mixing throughout the space, and prevents stratification and corrosion.
"Chlorine and chloramine are added to water to kill disease-causing pathogens," Fedinick says.
Statistically, analysis of variance "ANOVA", between control and treated well water with chlorine and chloramine, revealed highly significant differences (P<0.001) in the present three species of protozoan parasites, G.
The combined effects of high chlorine and chloramine levels and naturally occurring total organic carbon (TOC) levels found in municipal feed water have been found to decrease the life of carbon media used in the application of water purification of water for dialysis.
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