[Compostteas] Re: chloramine; was When is the brew finished?
tomj at lvcm.com
Thu Jun 13 18:53:13 EDT 2002
We use a filter of the type used with a water softening system. Its good, as
I remember for several million gallons. I think we spent $250-300USD. It has
removed ALL chlorine from the water. An inexpensive pool test module for
pool/spas is a good way to monitor.
"Chloramine, like chlorine, is effective in controlling biofilm, which is a
slime coating in the pipe caused by bacteria. Controlling biofilms also
tends to reduce coliform concentrations and biofilm-induced corrosion of
Sounds ike it will definitly affect our grews if not removed....
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Subject: [Compostteas] Re: chloramine; was When is the brew finished?
Carole Eddington wrote:
In other parts of our county they not only
use chlorine, but chloramine, which I do not know that much about, but
understand it is harder to get rid of.
At a two-day symposium led by Elaine, I asked her about the effect of
chloramine on the organisms in tea, this because chloramine doesn't off-gas
as does chlorine.
The response was less than helpful, to the effect that why would anyone
use that in water.
The fact is that many municipalities do use chloramine. So, we need an
Jean, in Portland,OR,
where the city water is treated with chloramine
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