Origin of chlorinate
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Such a comparison shows the superiority of the chlorination method.'Researches on Cellulose
C. F. Cross
No apology is necessary for the publication of a book on the chlorination of water.
The chlorination experiments of the latter were reported by Kellerman, Pratt, and Kimberly.
This acid, on chlorination at low temperatures, yields p-sulphondichloraminobenzoic acid (halazone).
Chlorination, by decreasing the load on filter beds, has enabled the rate of filtration to be increased in some cases.
- to combine or treat (a substance) with chlorine
- to disinfect (water) with chlorine
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Word Origin and History for chlorination
1854, noun of action from chlorinate (v.).
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- To treat or combine with chlorine or a chlorine compound.
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- To add chlorine or one of its compounds to a substance. Water and sewage are chlorinated to be disinfected, and paper pulp is chlorinated to be bleached.
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