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How is distilled water obtained?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

The purest form of water is distilled water. The distillation process involves vaporizing water into steam and then cooling it in a separate chamber or through coils. When vaporized, the steam rises and the impurities remain behind. The steam then passes into the cooling chamber, where, through condensation, the water once again turned into liquid form. Distillation is extremely effective at eliminating most impurities. The only possible exception may be volatile pollutants, which vaporize along with the water. Filtering the water through a carbon filter prior to distillation will overcome this concern.

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