How water was distilled?
In producing Distilled Water, there are several steps to complete the process:
- In the boiling chamber of a Water Distiller, the tap water is fed
- By means of a heating element, the water in the boiling chamber is heated
- Steam or water vapour is produced once the water in the boiling chamber starts to boil
- Through a built-in vent, the steam rises up from the boiling chamber and gases are discharged
- Scales or hard deposits are retained in the boiling chamber. These are the salts and minerals in the water.
- The steam then enters a condenser where it will be cooled by a fan or cool water. The condenser looks like a coiled tube
- As the vapour condenses, drops of water are formed. Some distillers have a carbon filter which removes any gases that remained in the drops of water
- The collection of Distilled Water is done in a separate container or tank
It can be used for :
- ultrasonic cleaning,
- humidifier supply,
- laboratory glass cleaning,
- printing solutions,
- battery maintenance,
- prevention of furring and scale formation in irons.