How to Make Distilled Water
October 18, 2018
When you need to have pure water for drinking purpose then that water should not contain any chemical contaminants except the trace minerals. Through distillation process, you use to get a completely different result. There no use of pure water that does not have trace minerals. However, you can use such water in certain industrial settings and other applications.
To maintain the purity of your distilled water, it is essential to have a clean reservoir. A reservoir that is not sterilized can add bacteria to the water. Along with this, you also need to keep an eye on the apparatus and it should be cleaned thoroughly and frequently otherwise scales will affect the water’s purity.
Deionization will produce pure water solution that is ideal for any applications that need a de-mineralized solution. The deionization process will remove all mineral ions as well as bromide and chloride to a certain degree, but cannot remove bacteria or harmful viruses.
One other popular method for purifying water and eliminating mineral content from it is reverse osmosis.Although a standard reverse osmosis system will do the trick for you, you can choose to make your own distilled drinking water right in the comfort of your own home. It can take some time, which is why it is recommended to install a quality RO system instead, but it is a fun activity to learn and do with the family. Continue reading to learn what you will need to distill water on your own.
What You Need:
Tap water, Steel Container(stainless), Heat-Resistant Glass Bowl, Glass Plate, Ice, Stove Top (gas or electric).
It is not a challenge to make distilled water using the process below, however, it can be time-consuming if you require distilled water all the time. For this reason, it is wise to consider a reverse osmosis system for a long-term solution. You can even purchase jugs of distilled H2O at any store. As for DIY small batches, look below to see where to start
- Put your stainless steel container on a flat surface.
- Fill the stainless steel container with a ¼ inch of tap water.
- Put your heat-resistant bowl inside the container in order for it floats freely.
- Flip your glass plate upside down, and put on top of the stainless steel container.
- Place the stainless steel container on top of the stove.
- Place ice on top of the upside down glass plate.
- Turn the heat on high to make the water boil.
- Once water reaches a boil, turn down the heat.
- As the ice melts, continue to add more.
- Continue this process to acquired enough distilled water for yourself.
So How Does This Process Make Distilled Water?
The water inside the steel container(stainless) heat up and evaporates. When it rises, it come into contact with cold glass plate, which makes it condense. Once it condenses, it drops to the floating glass bowl. The H2O inside the glass bowl is distilled! This is clean, treated, purified water that you can use to drink, cook, water plants, wash clothes, and more! An extra tip: for future (or even daily) DIY distilled water operations, keep your setup on the stove for easier access.