Steam Water Distiller Systems
How Distillers Work | Contaminant Reduction | Distilled Water Taste
RO vs. Distilled Water | Distilled vs. Bottled Water
The world has a wide array of fascinating processes, but we typically fail to remember their vital importance for life. We revolve around the sun, which gives us our seasons; the earth spins on its axis to give us our days and nights; and on the earth's surface, we have one of the most fascinating processes called the water cycle.
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How Do Steam Distiller Systems Work?
As we are all aware, fresh water is vital to human survival, and it is estimated that the total amount of fresh water that is accessible to humankind is less than 1%. Common sense would make us ask that if less than 1% of the water on earth is fresh, shouldn't we have depleted this supply a long time ago? Thankfully for us, the earth's natural water cycle process helps to create new fresh water daily.
- The sun, which is the engine of the water cycle, heats salt water in the world's oceans.
- Water evaporates as vapor into the air, leaving behind any sediment (such as salt).
- Rising air currents take the vapor up into the atmosphere where it cools and subsequently condenses into clouds. Air currents in the atmosphere then move these clouds, allowing the water modules to collide, grow, and fall from the sky as precipitation.
People have studied and perfected nature's process of producing fresh water, and miniaturized it into a water system we can all use to produce 99% pure water. This eco-friendly process is called water distillation. Water distillation systems can be as small as a countertop water distiller
, or as large as a fully automatic water distiller. A home water distiller
works in much the same way that nature's water cycle works:
- Water in the distiller is first heated / boiled (like the sun heating the world's oceans), killing the bacteria and viruses.
- Pure water vapor (steam) rises, leaving behind the impurities (evaporation).
- Water then condenses into drops (precipitation) and is collected in a clean container for later use.
What Does a Steam Water Distiller Remove from the Water?
Many of us use some form of water filtration in our homes, such as refrigerator water filters or reverse osmosis systems. But, for water that is highly contaminated with pollutants, and for the health conscious person, water distillers offer a better solution.
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Why are water distillers
a better solution for pure water? A steam water distillation system
is the one water treatment technology that most completely and consistently removes the widest range of drinking water contaminants, effectively treating your water for more pollutants than any carbon filter or reverse osmosis system.
Unlike the previous mentioned filtration systems, water distillers don't filter the water – they operate by removing the water from the impurities rather than the impurities from the water. Here is a diagram that illustrates the reduction levels of contamination for the different filter and purification systems.
Reverse Osmosis vs. Distilled Water
Doesn’t Distilled Water Taste Bad?
People who taste distilled water will often complain that distilled water tastes "flat" or "bland." Most people are used to tasting regular tap water which may have contaminants in it like chlorine or lead that change the taste of the water. When they taste distiller water, which does not have these contaminants, the water may taste bland. One way to polish the water and improve the taste is to use a carbon postfilter. These small, easy to use filters will remove any remaining VOS
gasses that may have escaped into the steam. Carbon postfilters will add good minerals back into the water, which will restore the taste that many people are so used to.
Who Uses Steam Water Distiller Systems?
Since the pure water needs of every individual, family, and company are different, a wide selection of systems are available. Individuals and families that live near arid seaside locations, which typically do not have sufficient freshwater, often use distillers for drinking water. Additionally, health conscious families and those who have high levels of water contamination
use home water distillation for producing pure drinking and cooking water. Large companies also use distilled water. Many beverage manufacturers use distilled water to ensure a drink's purity and taste. It is also quite common on ships, especially nuclear-powered ships, which require a large supply of distilled water as a coolant. Below, you will find a short buyer's guide for Pure Water Distiller Systems
and Dol-fyn Distillers.
View Full Water Distiller Comparison Chart and Buyers Guide
|Pure Water Distiller Systems|
|Total Holding Capacity|
|Materials||Retail Price||Origin||Distiller Type||Warranty|
|Mini Classic II Countertop - FWS recommended best value||1 ||1 ||304 SS stainless steel water distiller||CALL||USA||Countertop||2 yr |
|Midi-Classic - FWS recommended best value||7 ||5 ||304 SS stainless steel water distiller||CALL||USA||Automatic ||2 yr |
|Mega-Classic - FWS recommended best value||12 ||10 ||304 SS stainless steel water distiller||CALL||USA||Automatic ||2 yr |
Is Distilled Water Better Than Bottled Water?
Did you know that FDA standards for bottled water are more loosely regulated than the EPA standards for tap water? Did you know that two of the biggest selling bottled waters in the world are just filtered tap water, repackaged? Lastly, did you know that between 1990 and 2007 there were 96 recalls of bottled water for contamination
of mold, benzene, coliform, and microbes?
|Did you know water from a steam distilled system is great for fish tanks? It helps keep aquariums clean, clear, and chlorine-free. Also dogs, cats, and birds can enjoy the same pure water benefits as their human friends.|
Using Eco-Friendly, Distilled Water Does Not Have to Cost Extra!
Not only can you avoid the above pitfalls, but you can actually save money using distilled water over bottled water. Here is a handy cost comparison chart illustrating the savings possible by using a water distiller
instead of bottled water.