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Chloramine

What Does Chloramine Mean?

Chloramines are a derivative of ammonia that are formed by the replacement of multiple hydrogen atoms with chlorine atoms. The result is a compound that is suitable for use as a disinfectant for water.

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Maximum Yield Explains Chloramine

Chloramine is a common water conditioner used in drinking water and swimming pools. It’s a preferred disinfectant because it’s not as aggressive as chlorine and more stable than hypochlorite when exposed to light.

Chloramine is also more commonly used for water treatment than chlorine because of its long-term effectiveness. It doesn’t evaporate from the water, which only adds to its effectiveness. It is also safe for animals and plants. However, it is harmful to organisms that take water directly into their bloodstream.

In horticulture, chloramine is as safe as chlorinated water for all gardening uses, including hydroponics, although, some studies did show some root browning in lettuce, which was likely a cause of too much chloramine in the water supply.

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