Distilled vs Purified Water
We are living in times when pollution is at its peak and water borne diseases are giving people sleepless nights. This why people are getting attracted to gadgets and devices that purify water that is fit for consumption and poses no harm for human health. There are many ways of purifying water to make it palatable by removing sedimentation and other suspended impurities from it such as reverse osmosis, distillation, and deionization etc, and the basic aim is to remove impurities from water. However, there are differences in distilled water and purified water that are essential to know so as to safeguard our health and also to avoid any harm to ourselves through water.
Distillation is a process in which water is boiled and then cooled and collected in the form of steam in separate column. As suspended particles and impurities are heavy, they remain at the bottom and are not carried in the steam, what we ultimately get is pure water free from all impurities. Because of boiling for some time, all bacteria in water gets killed and what we get in the form of cooled steam is nothing but pure water (H2O). However, the process of distillation also causes water to lose all of its minerals and though it may be pure, it is not fit for drinking. It is good for scientific experimentation or for putting inside car and inverter batteries. As it is depleted of the entire essential minerals required by our bodies, distilled water is not good for our health and may in fact dehydrate us just like sea water.
Purified water is no special type of water but simply water that has gone through various processes of purification. These processes may include filtration, distillation, reverse osmosis and some more to make sure that water does not contain any impurities and must have less than 10 PPM. PPM stands for parts-per-million. Purified water, when it is boiled and collected in the form of steam becomes distilled water.
So, technically speaking, there is no difference between purified water and distilled water as impurities have been removed from both and they both contain leas than 10 PPM which is the cutoff line for water to classify as pure water. However, even though distilled water is also, by definition purified, it is not fit for drinking. Remember, purified water is no special water and it is only a definition of water that contains less than 10 PPM. Level of purification is dependent upon the number of filters use and also upon the person carrying out the purification procedure. Another difference between distilled water and purified water is that distilled water is more expensive because of energy required for boiling the water to bring it to the form of steam.
Purified Water vs Distilled Water
• Though both distilled and purified water are pure forms of water, distilled water is not fit for consumption as it is devoid of all minerals considered good for our health
• Distilled water is ideal for scientific experiments and for use in car and inverter batteries or as coolant in cars.
• Purified water may have gone through various processes including distillation
• Purified water has less than 10 PPM of impurities