American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A chemical compound containing three halogen atoms substituted for the three hydrogen atoms normally present in a methane molecule. It can occur in chlorinated water as a result of reaction between organic materials in the water and chlorine added as a disinfectant.
- tri- + halomethane (Wiktionary)
“The ultrafiltration system takes out all the bad stuff (rust, chlorine, trihalomethane gases, fluoride, heavy metals, chemicals, etc.) and keeps all the good stuff (magnesium, calcium, other naturally occurring minerals).”
“Hanger said those trihalomethane readings are "of concern," but he couldn't say definitively whether there was any link to gas drilling waste.”
“The scientists figured out how much trihalomethane was in the water by using concentrations from local water companies, then matched the numbers with where each woman lived.”
“In this letter sent out by the Wheeling Water Department, they tell customers that their water system recently violated a drinking water standard or maximum contaminant level for total trihalomethane.”
“Recent tests by MU have shown that chloramine, the disinfectant formed when ammonia sulfate and chlorine are combined, reduced trihalomethane levels by 50 percent in some cases.”
“Watkins told the council that ammonia is a short-term solution and the city will continue seeking long-term answers to the trihalomethane problem.”
“I believe this is the solution to the trihalomethane problem," City Manager Bill Watkins told the council last night.”
“Levels of trihalomethane in the city's drinking water have exceeded the threshold set by the federal government.”
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