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Distilled water: properties - uses


Distilled water: properties - uses

Distilled water

Distilled water is defined as water that is purified and filtered from all kinds of impurities, and it can be obtained through various distillation systems, which usually boil ordinary water into steam, and then re-condens it again to return to the liquid state with the removal of all impurities present in it.[2]


The process of distilling water began more than 2000 years ago, as Caesar Julius used it to produce drinking water for his Roman armies while they went to wars and invasions, and the Romans distilled water through the use of solar energy, using seawater to turn it into pure distilled water.[3]



Distilled water properties

Distilled water has many characteristics that distinguish it from other types of water, and among these characteristics are the following:[1]

1.      It does not contain any biological contaminants; Such as bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms.

2.     It does not contain any kind of chemical contaminants, whether organic or inorganic.

3.     Free from heavy metals that cause harm to humans.

4.     Free from any small deposits.

5.     Free from volatile gases.

6.     It does not contain any percentage of solids.

7.      It is completely healthy and pure.



Distilled water uses

Distilled water can be used in many fields, including the following:[1]

1.      Can be used as drinking water Distilled water can be used during cooking.

2.     It is best used while preparing milk for infants.

3.     It is used in the preparation of various refreshments.

4.     It is used in the manufacture of car batteries and radiators.

5.     It can be used for cleaning and sterilization.

6.     It is frequently used in health care facilities, as it is involved in the manufacture of various medicines and the calibration of some laboratory devices and others.

7.      It is best used for hair washing and cleaning purposes.

8.     It is used in steam irons.[4]

9.     A proportion of it is used in aquariums.[4]

10.  The pH of distilled water is 7.2.[5]



Benefits of drinking distilled water

Doctors usually advise drinking distilled water because of its many benefits, the most important of which are the following: [6]


Detoxing the body: Drinking distilled water removes toxins from the body and cleanses it, because distilled water does not contain any harmful additives, making it pure water.


Improving health: by reducing the chances of infection with infectious diseases that can be transmitted through drinking water.


Reducing the risk of exposure to harmful chemicals: This is because it contains a very small percentage of chemicals, unlike regular drinking water.



Cases of drinking distilled water

After the distillation process, the water becomes more pure, but it lacks the natural minerals necessary for humans, such as: calcium, magnesium, and iron, yet it is better than water that contains toxic organic compounds or heavy metals harmful to the body. [7]





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