Water Filter Systems: Water Distillation
During the treatment process of water distillation, water is heated until it reaches its boiling point and begins to vaporize. A constant temperature is maintained to keep the heat and provide constant vaporization of the water.
The process prohibits other undesirable elements from vaporizing (salts, metals, sediment - anything that won't boil or evaporate - remains in the distiller and must be removed) and separates the water molecules from microscopic, disease-causing organisms; the pure (or mostly pure) steam leaves the non volatile contaminants behind.
When all water is vaporized, the vapor is led into a condenser and cooled down until it condenses back into liquid water, and runs into a receiving container.
However, a carbon filter or other filters should be used along with a distiller to ensure the complete removal of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which will evaporate and condense with the water vapor.
Advantages of Water Distillation Systems:
- Regardless which water is distilled, the quality of the water will be consistent.
- A good way to produce pure water removed of nitrate, salt and chloride.
- With water distillation units there are no filter cartridges to replace.
- Pathogens in the water are also removed by leaving them behind after vaporization.
Disadvantages of Water Distillation Systems:
- Water Distillation takes quite some time to produce the water; it can take two to five hours to make a gallon of distilled water.
- All healthy calcium and magnesium is removed from the water by the water distillation processes.
- Water Distillation removes healthy minerals along with harmful contaminants.
- Water Distillers use electricity when operating the system all the time.
- Water Distillers requires periodic cleaning of the storage tank, condensation compartment and boiler.
- Water Distillation does not remove pesticides, herbicides, and chlorine solutions.
Advantages & Disadvantages of other Water Filter Systems: