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What Is Distilled Water — and Who Needs It?

How pure is your water? The minerals commonly found in water can cause problems in industrial applications. That’s where distilled water comes in. Virtually free of impurities, distilled water is ideal for commercial uses across numerous industries where minerals found in other types of water may yield less-than-ideal results.

About distilled water

True to its name, distilled water is the purest state of water, distilled to its two core elements — hydrogen and oxygen. Distillation is a process of boiling water and collecting the steam that then condenses back into liquid form.  The process removes more than 99.9 percent of the dissolved minerals and other impurities. Distilled water is safe to drink, though it may taste bland or flat because of the lack of familiar minerals.

How distilled water is used

Minerals will build up over time and will eventually contaminate procedures that depend on sterile environments. Free of potential contaminants, distilled water is ideal for a wide range of medical, commercial, industrial, and home uses, including the following:

Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Uses:

  • Autoclave chambers; bubblers for oxygen concentrators; respiratory therapy equipment; testing equipment; sterilization, cleaning, and washing medical devices, lab instruments, glassware, and surgical tools; USP water specs; hydrotherapy tanks; orifices in water-using equipment; pharmacies; preparation of solutions; and dietary needs; continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines

Commercial and Industrial Uses:

  • Batteries; cooling systems; forklifts; spot-free cleaning and sanitizing; laser cutting and marking systems; metalworking businesses; plastic injection molding manufacturers; power plants; food and beverage; chemical concentration; aeronautical; distribution centers; kitchens and cafeterias; universities; childcare centers to mix baby formula or dilute concentrated juice; laboratories; pet stores; cattle ranchers; health food and vitamin stores; refineries; gas stations; cosmetics; cigar humidors; ice cubes; food and vitamin preparation; and hand sanitizers

Home Uses:

  • Use in appliances — Irons; steam cleaners; and humidifiers; continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines; spot-free cleaning and sanitizing; batteries

Why choose Puritan Springs?

Puritan Springs guarantees the highest-quality distilled water available, applying a pre-distillation treatment of natural source water by ion exchange, reverse osmosis, and filtration. This water is then steam-distilled using our state-of-the-art Meco Vapor Compression Distiller.

Puritan Springs can deliver distilled water in bulk — from 1-gallon containers, 55-gallon drums, 275 gallon totes to tanker trucks capable of delivering more than 6,000 gallons, we can provide a solution to meet your needs.

Get the purest distilled water available delivered straight to you. Shop and find a solution to fit your organization. For more information, contact us or call 1-800-292-2992.