Distilled water is water that has been purified and produced through heating, evaporation, and condensation to mirror Earth’s natural hydrologic cycle. While there are many methods available to purify drinking water through filtration, chemicals, or reverse osmosis, no system is as singularly effective at water purification as distillation. Distillation uses a phase change to provide naturally fresh drinking water that is safe for everyone to enjoy.
What is the Hydrologic Cycle?
The hydrologic cycle, also known as Earth’s water cycle, is a continuous water movement system that is essential to life on Earth. The hydrologic cycle relies on various processes to purify water for the planet. Water is found all over Earth in rivers, lakes, streams, oceans, and ice sheets. Through heating from the sun, water evaporates from all of these sources and rises until it reaches cooler temperatures in the atmosphere, where it then becomes a liquid again and creates clouds. The liquid water then falls back to Earth as rain or snow. Water also reaches the atmosphere through transpiration which is from plants and trees.
How Do Pure Water Distillers Mirror the Water Cycle?
Distilled water is purified as steam rises from the boiling water. During the boiling process, the water molecule and the contaminant separate from each other. As the pure steam rises, it leaves behind the contaminants. The steam is then condensed to be converted back into pure water. Pure Water Distillers are made with 304-grade stainless steel, and water is collected in a glass jar or a stainless steel storage tank. They also use carbon post filters to catch VOCs. The consumer is left with perfectly clean water the way nature intended it to be. See our 3rd party water testing results for verification. Known and unknown contaminants are removed for optimally healthy drinking water.
What is a Water Distiller?
A water distiller is a machine that produces distilled water through boiling, evaporation, condensation on a condensing coil, and then collection into a storage tank or glass jar. Pure Water countertop water distillers come with a glass collection jar, while automatic water distillers collect water in a large multi-gallon 304-grade stainless steel storage tank.
What is the Difference Between Tap Water and Distilled Water?
Tap water and distilled water differ significantly in their composition and treatment process. Tap water, sourced from natural bodies like rivers or groundwater, undergoes treatment at municipal facilities to remove contaminants and pathogens. This process typically includes filtration and disinfection, often adding chlorine or chloramine to ensure safety. In contrast, distilled water is produced by boiling water and then condensing the steam back into a liquid. This distillation process removes virtually all impurities, and contaminants, resulting in water that is remarkably pure. Read our article titled “What is the Difference Between Water Purification and Water Distillation.”
Why Does Distillation Take Hours?
Distilling water takes time because the water needs to be boiled for the steam to be toxin and contaminant free. It can take about 3 ½ hours for a full 3 liters of water to be evaporated. If a boiling tank runs dry, as for some cheaply made water distillers, the impurities may find their way into the steam that is supposed to become pure water. Good things come to those who wait! (If you don’t want to make distilled water daily, we recommend purchasing an automatic water distiller with a built-in boiling tank.) Pure Water distillers are made in the USA, with the help of our expert technicians, so that we can provide high-quality drinking water to people and businesses worldwide.
How Does Distilled Water Taste?
Fresh vapor distilled water tastes perfectly refreshing. One reason it tastes so great is that it doesn’t have chlorine or other common chemicals found in tap water. It does not taste like the distilled water that you buy in jugs from the store for your iron or other appliances, as that water has been sitting in a plastic jug for some time. Purchasing a Pure Water Distiller will give you, your family, and your pets all fresh drinking water. In addition to that, water from a Pure Water Distiller can be used for cooking, baking, making crystal clear ice cubes, baby formula, humidifiers, irons, and much more. Learn about all of the fantastic uses of distilled water.