Glossary & Terminology

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Carcinogen

A substance that causes or contributes to the onset of cancer.

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Cation

A positively charged ion.

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Chloramine

A combination of chlorine and ammonia used to disinfect many public water supplies.

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Chlorine

A chemical poison used to disinfect water.

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Colloid

A tiny particle that remains in suspension in a liquid.

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Contact time

The amount of time that water contacts with a filter while flowing through it.

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Contaminant

A substance in water that is harmful or otherwise undesirable. Same as pollutant.

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Corrosion

A chemical process by which water attacks metal surfaces and weakens or destroys them.

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CTA membrane

Cellulose Tri-acetate membrane. A type of membrane used in reverse osmosis.

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De-ionization

(DI) A process that removes minerals from water by ion exchange.

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