Your Water and You: Do you know how your Water Distiller Works?

Have you ever questioned about how your water distillers clean and purify your water? Or have you ever wondered how a household distillation works? These are technical terms to talk about, but the knowledge about distillation system may mean an understanding about the safety and drinkability of your water supply, and this is certainly one thing you want to get informed about.


How does a Water Distiller Purify Water?

Water distillation is not only an effective way to convert water into the water that is safe for drinking, but also, it is a simple means of conversion that any person can understand. The process of water distillers is simple. The untreated water is converted into a water vapor so water contaminants are removed from the water, and the vapor is then reconverted to liquid form making it safe for drinking, mimicking how rain water is made. This is the same process where the sun absorbs water vapor, from the ocean and then returns the water back in the form of rain. This is artificially imitated by water distillers. It’s doesn’t get any more natural than that.


Use of a Distillation System

There are many types of distillation systems, and its use depends on how much water it delivers. For example, a small commercial distillation system can deliver up to 100 gallons of distilled water per day while other institutions use, economical distillation systems that make use of several steam pressure heaters and delivers up to 5,000 gallons per day.


Use of Household Distillation System

This is a single-effect and single-stage or two-stage distillation system at home. You can, usually, see this in the offices or your home kitchen. This can be in the form of manual distiller where water is supplied manually, or it can come in the form of plumbed water distiller where it supplies a constant amount of water. It works fairly similar to other commercial distillation systems, although the steam pressure is not that high and of course the amount of liquid water produced is more fit for small or mid sized families. The household water distiller boils the water until it is converted into a steam, but many home water distillers also go through a charcoal filter to further clean those extremely rare VOCs which are not normally present in most water in the US. The steam condenses and drawn away from the chamber transforming it into a treated water. Studies suggest that the household water distiller is still an effective and safe source of drinking water similar to modern commercial grade distillation system.


Use of Commercial Distillers

Commercial water distiller provides a relatively large number of water compared to household water distillers. If you have a big family (more than 4), you’ll benefit from using a small counter top commercial grade water distiller. High grade commercial distillers, can produce water faster by the use of several chambers within the system, enabling the water to condense and be heated through higher and lower pressures.


What do you get from your Water Distiller?

Because of its effectiveness, your water distiller can remove debris, contaminants and water sediments. These contaminants are trapped because they are unable to reach the top of the boiling chamber. Many distiller systems are specially designed to reduce health contaminants in the water and can be used with carbon (charcoal) filtration to increase its safety. It is generally recommended that you use these types of water distillers.