High Purity Distilled Water
Purified Distilled Water Suitable For Many Applications
Water is the most abundant compound in the biosphere of Earth; as a result, it is the compound of life. Water is an inorganic compound composed of the bonding of two atoms of hydrogen with one atom of oxygen, with a chemical formula of H2O. Water that has been heated to the boiling point with the purpose of separating impurities from the water itself becomes vapor or steam first and then condensed back into pure liquid form, is called distilled water.
Distilled water is odorless, tasteless, and colorless, and contains no solids or matter of any kind, no minerals (organic or inorganic), or trace elements.
Distilled water is defined as bottled water that has been manufactured by the process of distillation, which involves boiling this liquid to later condense the steam into a container, leaving most solid contaminants behind. Distillation removes bacteria and other contaminants. Other chemical processes used to purify water are: reverse osmosis, carbon filtration, microporous filtration, ultrafiltration, ultraviolet oxidation, and electrodialysis.
Ordinary tap water contains about 114 to 123 parts per million of sodium. When this water is run through water filters, this decreases to about 12-14 parts per million of sodium. Distilled water has only .00006 parts per million sodium.
Major uses and applications
Purified distilled water is suitable for many applications. The most popular are autoclaves, handpieces, laboratory testing, laser cutting, and automotive use. Other uses are: drinking water, cooking, electric irons and batteries,. It is pure enough to be used for intravenous feeding, inhalation therapy, prescriptions, and baby formulas.
For non-laboratory uses:
- Distilled water is commonly used to top up lead acid batteries used in cars and trucks and in automotive cooling systems (is especially important in automotive hybrid system component cooling systems, mixed with hybrid system coolant, to prevent corrosion and/or electrolysis of hybrid components).
- It is also common in the use of steam irons for pressing clothes, as well as other appliances such as humidifiers and cigar humidors, which boil water since it can reduce mineral scale build-up and help the appliance last longer.
- Patients using CPAP machines (for treatment of sleep apnea) that have a humidifier, are instructed to use distilled water to prevent the build-up of mineral deposits and thus prolong the life of the humidifier.
- Distilled purified water is used in freshwater and marine aquaria since lacks impurities like copper and chlorine, keeping the fish free from diseases and also avoiding the build-up of algae on aquarium plants due to its lack of phosphate and silicate.
- Distilled water is also often used as a component in some cosmetics and medications, where it is referred to as "aqua" on product ingredient labels.
- Recent use of purified water has been found in the car washing industry for the final rinse because it contains no dissolved solutes; therefore, the car dries without leaving any spots; it is also utilized as a window cleaner.
- High-purity distilled water has also recently found use in an up-to-date version of water-fog fire-extinguishing systems. Such systems have been used in sensitive environments, such as where high-voltage electrical and sensitive electronic equipment is used.
High Purity Distilled Water Offerings at Lab Alley
Lab Alley has Distilled Water in the following grades and proofs:
Common Uses and Applications
- Drinking water
- Medical equipment sterilizer
- Cooking ingredient
- Car cooling systems
- Laboratory equipment
- Car washing
- Fire extinguishing systems
- Skin and pharmaceutic products
- CPAP machines and humidifiers
- Steam irons
- Cooling systems component
- Intravenous feeding
- Laboratory experiments