I was wondering is distilled water the same as filtered water? So I did a quick research. Here’s what I come out with.
Distilled water is treated through boiling water to steam then condensing it back into a liquid.
On the other hand, filtered water is purified by passing raw water through microscopic holes that trap contaminants.
Distilled water will sometimes contain traces of volatile chemicals with a low boiling point, but filtered water will not have traces of such chemicals depending on the quality of the filter.
Therefore, filtered water is usually of higher quality than distilled water -depending on the quality of the filters used.
Distilled Water vs Filtered Water (Pros and Cons)
Distilled water benefits
While many people don’t like to drink distilled water, it some has some benefits. Let’s look at the benefits of drinking distilled water.
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Distillation is very effective in killing disease-causing germs. In addition, it is a natural method of eliminating contaminants from water. People who don’t like using artificial filters prefer distillation. In addition, some filter is made using some chemicals making them unnatural.
Some processes require distilled water. These processes include medicinal and industrial applications.
Uses of Distilled Water
Distilled water is used in the following areas
- Canning produce
- Watering plants
- Brewing beer
- For making ice cubes
- Cosmetic products
What is the best type of water to drink?
Generally, there are five major categories of water.
- Mineral water
- Distilled water
- De-ionized water
- Purified water
Mineral water is water that contains a lot of healthy minerals such as calcium and magnesium.
This is water whose ions have been removed through a process of ion exchange. This process removes most contaminants from water. However, it does not remove pathogens and organic contaminants.
This is water that comes from underground aquifers and it naturally flows on to the earth’s surface. When spring water is bottled, it may be treated or untreated. Although spring water is thought to be pure, it sometimes contains contaminants such as arsenic and phthalates.
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Leon is a Thirty-Something-year-old blogger from Mauritius who is currently studying for a Master’s degree in chemical and processing Engineering at the University of Eldoret in Kenya. Read more about him.