Chloramine Reduction Carbon Filters

Chloramine is now added by many water Authorities in the United Kingdom & Europe

Chlorine has been used to disinfect municipal and other water supplies for generations.

It is a well-established, practical treatment method for large volumes of water. When

used in this way, chlorine reacts with other organic substances in the water to form

chloramine, a compound of ammonia and chlorine.



Chloramine & Chlorine Information

Chloramine has started to be added by many water companies in the UK and Europe, some triggered by research that organic compounds in contact with chlorine can producer carcinogens.  The problem however with Chloramine for the Aquarist is that is is odourless and can kill at relatively low doses, and may react with other substances in the water to form harmful compounds  hence is  known as "The Silent Killer". 

In the past Chlorine removal, known as Catalytic carbon, has been a closed guarded secret product made by market leading companies and sold at premium prices. It is manufactured by super heating high grade carbon material in a special way that results in a product that removes Chloramine. 


If you need safe water for Aquatics or wish to remove this from drinking water we have a low cost solution.


Chloramine, too, acts as a disinfectant, and is often used in water treatment instead of

chlorine since it is less likely to react with other organic compounds in the water. Like

chlorine, chloramine controls bacterial growth in water supplies, treatment facilities and

distribution systems. But chloramine can also act as a pollutant, reacting with organic nitrogen to form other harmful compounds.


Generally, chloramines removal improves the taste and odour of drinking water,

however, long-term exposure to these harmful by-products of disinfection has been

linked to increased risk of cancer and birth delivery problems. Further, high chloramine levels in swimming pools account for most complaints of eye irritation.


Below the chemical reaction of breakdown of Chloramines as below.

 

GACO* + 2NH2Cl            à           N2 + H2O + 2H + 2Cl + GAC

Here the GACO* is the GAC with modified surface oxides for boosting up the catalytic power for the reaction


 
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