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chlorinate

Syllabification: chlo·ri·nate
Pronunciation: /ˈklôrəˌnāt
 
/

Definition of chlorinate in English:

verb

[with object] (usually as adjective chlorinated)
1Impregnate or treat with chlorine: chlorinated water
More example sentences
  • The coolant water should be chlorinated to approximately 125 parts per million of chlorine to protect the asparagus from decay organisms.
  • In general, it would be good for you to check the hardness of your water, whether or not your tap water is chlorinated, and maintain low ammonia/nitrite levels.
  • Avoid swimming in fresh water unless it is chlorinated.
1.1 Chemistry Introduce chlorine into (a compound).
Example sentences
  • But existing controls on certain persistent toxins such as DDT and chlorinated hydrocarbons had begun to prove effective in European and American waters.
  • In the presence of organic matter, chlorinated hydrocarbons, which are suspected carcinogens, may be formed.
  • Some other chlorinated hydrocarbons were banned in 1975.

Derivatives

chlorination

1
Pronunciation: /ˌklôrəˈnāSHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • Interaction of Cl 2 with oxides of nitrogen may also occur, causing the chlorination and nitration of various amino acid residues, particularly tyrosine.
  • Simple organohalogens may be produced synthetically from the radical chlorination / bromination of saturated alkanes.
  • Hydrogen sulfide may be reduced or removed by shock chlorination, water heater modification, activated carbon filtration, oxidizing filtration or oxidizing chemical injection.

chlorinator

2
Pronunciation: /-ˌnātər/
noun
Example sentences
  • Contracts were for purification chemicals, chlorinators, chemical dosing pumps, water tankers and other water industry related items.
  • For instance, a town of 7,000 might have a sewage plant containing four pumps, sludge thickeners, and a chlorinator.
  • They are called erosion and pellet chlorinators.

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