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How is normal water distilled?

I have seen gallon jugs of distilled water in grocery stores for many years. But I have no idea how water is distilled. Is it simply boiled for a period of time or is there a different chemical process?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Distillation of water is not merely boiling it and then allowing it to cool. There is an additional step. Boiling it converts the liquid water to water vapor. The water vapor moves to a condenser where the vapor is cooled and condenses into liquid water again. The water vapor is separated from whatever was in the liquid water to begin with and when condensed it is therefore purified.

  • 1 decade ago

    Boiling is still used to make distilled water. Ideally distilled water should contain ONLY water molecules with no impurities and a perfect 7 ph.

    Saudia arabia is working on a giant Flash distillation desalination plant that is pretty impressive and explains the process on a grand scale.

    http://www.water-technology.net/projects/shuaiba/

  • 1 decade ago

    Its just water which has been boiled and allowed to be cooled down after

  • 1 decade ago

    You knew the answer all along. Its water that has been boiled and cooled. You are smarter than you thought

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