Distilled water is the purest form of water. Read below to know how to make distilled water.

How To Make Distilled Water

Before going into the process of making distilled water, it is necessary to know what the difference between normal water and distilled water is. Distilled water is the purest form of water. Unlike normal water, distilled water is free from all the impurities. It is even free of any minerals. This is achieved by distillation where the water is boiled to form steam and the steam is condensed back to water in a clean vessel. This results in a purer form of water. Thus, distillation follows the same technique that makes rainfall occur. In nature, distillation is very necessary, as though the majority of the earth is covered with water, most of it is undrinkable. It is only the water cycle which results in rain that is the main source of fresh water. If you want the water that you drink to be hundred percent pure, then you should know how to make distilled water. For this, you do not require any special equipment as you will only make it at a small scale for your personal needs. Given below in the article is the step by step process on how you can make distilled water at home.

Making Distilled Water

 Equipments And Materials Required
  • 3 to 5 gallons Stainless Steel Pot
  • Stainless Cover
  • Tap Water
  • Glass Bowl
  • Ice
  • Fill half the stainless steel pot with tap water. Then, place a glass bowl in the pot, so that it floats in the water. Ensure that the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the pot.
  • If the glass bowl touches the pot, then it will get hot and the water that gets in it will start boiling. So, if the bowl touches the pot place a round baking rack on the bottom of the pot.
  • Invert the stainless cover and fill it with ice. Place the lid on top of the pot. This step is very important in making distilled water. The ice and the boiling water would create a heat-cold barrier that would, in turn, create a condensation effect, when the hot steam hits the cold lid.
  • Turn on the gas and heat the water to a boil. The steam will rise up and condense back to liquid and drip back into the glass bowl.
  • After boiling for 30 to 45 minutes turn off the gas. Then, carefully remove the lid. You will see water in the glass bowl, which is the distilled water.
  • The glass bowl will be hot. As such, remove the bowl while wearing gloves. Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes so that the distilled water cools down. Thereafter, you can bottle the water.

Making Distilled Water Using A Coffee Pot

Equipments And Materials Required

  • A large Cooking Pot
  • A round Lid
  • Coffee Pot
  • Firebrick
  • Ice Cubes
  • Water
  • Half fill the cooking pot with water and bring it to a boil.
  • Place the brick inside the cooking pot and on top of it place the coffee pot. When the water begins to boil, cover the cooking pot with the lid.
  • Place three trays of ice cubes on the lid and continue boiling. The steam will hit the cold lid and condense to liquid. This liquid will drip on the coffee pot.
  • The water collected in the coffee pot is the distilled water.

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