What Is A Water Distiller And How Are They Used?

Have you heard of a water distiller before?  

Pure, clean water is truly a gift. For ages now, we have passed along the concept of pure water by simply bringing it to a boil. However, did you know that most contaminants in water cannot be removed by just boiling it? Water distillers bring you and family clean water and a promise of safety and good health. A water distillation system is simply designed to purify your water in an inexpensive and reliable fashion.

Home water distiller from Tuttnauer

Available in compact and countertop units, this piece of equipment is marketed to bring you and family pure water by undergoing the process of distillation. The process of distillation is reliant on the principle that water has a lower boiling point than most minerals and contaminants contained in it. By heating the water to its boiling point and condensation of the steam thereafter, assures that the water obtained is completely pure.

What exactly is a water distiller?

A water distiller is a method of treating water that ultimately produces contaminant-free water by converting water in its chamber into vapor before condensing it and returning it to a liquid state. Through the repeated process of evaporation and condensation, impurities like bacteria, heavy metals, fluoride, and arsenic can be successfully eliminated because they are unable to turn into steam. As water transitions from a liquid to a gaseous form, these unwelcome contaminants are left behind in the boiling chamber. Thus, the water that is finally procured from this system is of unrivaled purity, free of minerals and pollutants.

By mimicking the Earth’s natural process of water purification and redistribution, a water distiller gives your household purity in a drinking glass. The heat emanating from the sun causes the water from the oceans and other water bodies to evaporate, turning into vapor. This vapor rises and begins to cool, undergoing condensation, before returning to the earth from the clouds through precipitation. Water distillers obey this concept to purify water.

How does water distiller work?

In order to produce distilled water, the following steps are required to complete the process:

  1. The tap water is fed into the boiling chamber of a water distiller
  2. The boiling chamber is heated with an in-built heat element
  3. Steam is produced once the water in the boiling chamber starts to boil
  4. The steam rises up from the boiling chamber and is released through a vent into a condenser. The condenser is a stainless steel coil of tube.
  5. Hard deposits like salt and minerals are retained in the boiling chamber
  6. The steam then enters a condenser where it is cooled by a high-powered fan
  7. As the vapor begins to condense, water droplets are formed
  8. These water droplets then travel down the condenser tube and pass through an activated carbon postfilter where contaminants like VOCs are removed
  9. The distilled water is then collected in a separate container or a stainless steel reservoir
  10. And voila! Pure, untainted water is yours for the taking!

Also take a look at our steam Tuttnauer distiller example below: 

image of steam distillation

The example in Figure A, above, shows a distiller that can purify water by using one of the oldest methods of water treatment. This is done through steam distillation. When the distiller is being used by an individual, the water temperature rises to approximately 212°F or 100°C, killing all sorts of cysts, bacteria, pathogens and viruses that may be present in the water. You can follow the process above with the steps below: 

  1. Boiling water converts to steam (2).
  2. Steam rises and leaves dissolved solids, salts, metals, microbes, and other substance behind.
  3. Any low boiling gases that are left behind are then discharged through a vent.
  4. Steam is cooled in a steel condenser, converting the steam into high quality water.
  5. The Distilled water then percolates through the final stage in a polished coconut shell carbon filter to enhance quality of adsorption of volatile organic compounds. 
  6. The water is then collected in a stainless steel reservoir.

What kinds of distillers are available?

With the demand for water purification rising drastically day by day, we try and keep up with the consumer’s needs. We are proud to let you know that we manufacture a wide range of water distillation machines that generate high-quality distilled water. From portable units to large-capacity industrial water distillation plants, we make sure that our steam distillers are easy to set up and operate. Our team designs distillers of top quality with desired specifications and water distilling capacities to meet your needs.

How long does it take to distill water?

It usually takes around four to six hours for a countertop water distiller to produce one gallon of distilled water. Larger, industrial-grade distillers are capable of producing water much faster, generating two to three gallons of distilled water per hour. Like most water filtration techniques, the process of distillation is a slow one. However, a glass of pure and clear water is worth the wait!

What can water distillers remove?

Distillation can remove a wide range of minerals. Soluble minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus, and heavy metals like arsenic, lead, and mercury can all be removed. Not only that but distillation can also remove pathogenic bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms. Contaminants that can convert to gas, especially VOCs and benzene also do not stand a chance against water distillers as they are caught by the activated carbon postfilter. Water distillers can get rid of virtually all compounds and contaminants that threaten the purity of the water making this process the most comprehensive and reliable water filtration techniques known to man.

What is distilled water used for?

The majority of the planet is covered in water, however, most of this is undrinkable. Potable drinking water may only be a dream to some but with the help of water distillers, it can be your reality. Distilled water is water that is of the highest purity. Due to this sensational rarity, distilled water is used in many industries such as:

  • In chemical and biological laboratories
  • In nuclear-powered ships as a coolant
  • In autoclaves to sterilize instruments and other items
  • In surgical procedures to wash and clean wounds
  • In lead-acid batteries in vehicles
  • In radiators as a preferred liquid of choice
  • In aquariums, fermentation, and skincare

What are the benefits of a water distiller?

  • Guaranteed pure water: The most important benefit that water distillers give is pure, untinged water free of bacteria, viruses, and other harmful inorganic compounds.
  • Wide range of use: Distilled water can be used for a vast array of applications from drinking and cooking to complex industries such as surgery.
  • Zero installation: Unlike other water purification or filtration systems, a water distiller requires no complicated manuals for installation. All you have to do is to set it up on your countertop and plug it into an electrical source.
  • 100% Return on investment: Water distillers can be slightly on the expensive end for purchase but they can provide a great return on investment. Producing your own distilled water at home is far cheaper than purchasing bottled distilled water.

Importance of distilled water

You may be thinking that the process of distilling water is a long one and all for a simple, small glass of water. Why would that be worth it? Well, give this a thought. Undistilled, tap water can contain many minerals, mostly inorganic, that can get accumulated in our bodies over time. These minerals are not compatible with the human body and can cause damage to the tissues and interfere with healthy digestion. Additionally, most undistilled water can also contain microorganisms that can cause diseases. A water distiller helps remove all of these contaminants from your water and allows you the privilege of enjoying a fresh, untainted glass of delicious water.

Access to clean water is a gift, not to mention your right. Why settle for mediocre and expensive bottled water when you can make your own pure water at home any time you want? Invest in a water distiller and see the magic of pure water unravel for you and your family.

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