[Homeroast] Distilled H2O

Mike Koenig koenig.mike at gmail.com
Mon Jun 10 11:24:23 CDT 2013


I'm trying not to sound arrogant or preacy here, but please know that you
are trying to argue science and water purification with a number of us who
have extensive first-hand knowledge and experience in this field, and don't
try to convince us that there is some "magic" going on with distillation
that makes it better or more pure than high-purity water produced by RO
and/or deionization (often called 18-megohm water due to the electrical
resistance of completely pure water).    You might be better served by
opening your mind and listening to those of us who know a thing or two,
rather than thinking you know better.

In the world of water purification, single steam distillation is pretty
lousy, and won't remove volatile organic components (benzene, to use your
example,  being one of them, though it's almost never a problem in
municipal tap water).   Your comment about "drinking all that benzene"
makes it very clear that you have been fed a lot of conspiracy theories and
propaganda by someone, and that you don't really know the subject very


>>  Not according to the link you just provided.. It says:
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Distilled water, obtained from the condensation of steam, is of better
> quality because distillation eliminates all of the sediment and most of the
> inorganic solutes. Organic contaminants and some of the inorganic
> contaminants remain.
> Deionized water is produced by running tap water through a resin cartridge
> or series of them. A home deionizing system might simply replace divalent
> cations with sodium ions, producing what is commonly known as “soft” water.
> Laboratory deionized water is usually treated so as to remove both cations
> and anions, which are exchanged for hydrogen and hydroxyl ions
> respectively. Deionized water is often of better quality than distilled
> water although on the downside, the resins used in the cartridges may
> release organic contaminants into the water.
> +++++++++++++++++++
> FIrst, I'd like to know just what "Organic contaminants and some of the
> inorganic contaminants remain", in pure H2O? Also RO doesn't remove any of
> the benzine in the tap water. How in the world, could you even sleep after
> drinking all that benzine? Again, could you, for all those that are
> curious, taste test coffee made with pure distilled water compared to your
> RO tap water? I know which is better but you won't even try?
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