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Chlorination Services Terminology Glossary 

Below we have listed some of the common terminology used in our business to help you understand the chlorination/disinfection process.

Drinking Water Chlorination

This is a process where chlorine is added to the water to kill harmful pathogens such as bacteria and viruses making the water safe for human consumption. It helps prevent the spread of waterborne disease and is one of the biggest advancements made in public health.

 

Microbiological sampling

This is where we sample water to check if the water is free of contaminations and safe to drink.  Commonly samples for E.coli, coliforms and 2 & 3 day plate counts (total viable counts) are collected after a system has been chlorinated.  All our laboratory samples are UKAS certified - this is the industry standard for testing procedures in the UK.

 

Legionella

This bacteria is a harmful pathogen and exposure can lead to Legionnaires disease.

 

Sodium hypochlorite

This is a solution sometimes known as liquid chlorine; it is an effective and common disinfectant with widespread use in the water industry.

 

Chlorination site certificate

This certificate demonstrates that your water system has gone through a recognised and approved disinfection process and is safe, clean and ready to use.

 

Dechlorination

To remove chlorine from water - chlorine is hazardous to the aquatic environment and must be neutralized prior to discharge to the environment.  We use a salt known as sodium thiosulphate for this process.

 

Chlorine residual

Chlorine is present in most public water supplies.  As part of the chlorination process the background residual is measured using a photometer at the start and end of the process to ensure all high level chlorine has been removed from the system.

 

Turbidity

Turbidity refers to the clarity of the water - highly turbid water may carry suspended matter and reduce the efficiency of disinfection processes.

Devon and Cornwall.  'The Water Scientists'

Coverage area for Water Chlorination services

 

England

Wales

Scotland

London Boroughs

 

If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:

info@thewaterscientists.co.uk

Call: 01626 249 042

The Pavilions
Den Crescent

Teignmouth

Devon

TQ14 8BG

 

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