Glossary & Terminology
The quality of water, desirable for efficient cleaning and minimal corrosion, that results from very low amounts of calcium and magnesium in the water.
A substance that causes or contributes to birth defects by interrupting or altering the normal development of the fetus.
Trichloroethylene, or TCE, is a colorless solvent with a slightly sweet odor. TCE is used primarily in industrial processes to remove grease from metal parts. Some household and consumer products – such as correction fluid, paint removers, parts cleaners, adhesives, and spot removers — may also contain TCE. Because it was so widely used, it is one of the more common man-made chemicals found in the environment.
Trihalomethane. A type of toxic chemical commonly formed when organic chemicals in water combine with chlorine. Technically it is a methane derived compound that contains thee halogen atoms. Especially formed during the chlorination of water.
- Ultraviolet disinfection (UV)
A process by which intense ultraviolet light is used to kill bacteria and other micro organisms.