[Homeroast] Distilled H2O

Dennis True dennist3 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 10 16:39:01 CDT 2013

I Love a good debate on how Di-hydrogen Oxide is such a horrible thing
 after ll it can be used a a delivery system for Lead or Benzene just to
name a few... :-)

On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 4:16 PM, Raybob Bowman <raybob at tube-tone.com> wrote:

> On 6/10/2013 10:00 AM, homeroast-request at lists.**sweetmariascoffee.com<homeroast-request at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com>wrote:
>> From: John Nanci <john at chocolatealchemy.com>
>> "all that benzine (sic)"  I just have to ask, all what benzene?  In
>> 15 years analyzing for benzene, I never found it once in water that
>> was not a ground monitoring well (and not used for drinking).  As for
>> what organics, usually those refer to THM's and HAA's - both
>> disinfection by products of chlorination.   And all 18 mohm and RO
>> systems I ever used had carbon filters also in place to deal with
>> removing those low level organics.
>> John
> When I lived in a friend's house in Pacifica, CA, homeowner got report
> periodically, of amounts of various things in the water. Benzine was on the
> list with measured amounts, as was bromine or bromide, don't remember what
> that was called.
> Benzine is in air pollution from petroleum burning.  Rain brings that to
> ground water.  It boils at 120, not 212.  If you heat tap water and see
> steam before it reaches boiling temp, you have passed other boiling points
> for benzine and bromine, to name a few solubles that boil off before water
> does.  Bromine boils off at 145F and Benzine boils off at 176F.  You can't
> pour water with soluble chemicals through any type of filter to make them
> get out of the water.  Only distillation separates them from the water.
>> Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2013 12:24:23 -0400
>> From: Mike Koenig <koenig.mike at gmail.com>
>> Raybob,
>> 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
>> well.
>> --mike
> Mike,
> I believe my personal experiences (and my 96 year old deceased
> grandparents) have very much "extensive first-hand knowledge and experience
> in this field".  My internal scientific meter can tell me after at least
> 1/2 gallon that a water labeled "distilled" on the bottle has fine print
> that says "made from distillation AND ozonation".  My gut can tell that.
>  My grandparents had bottled water brought to them by 5 gal bottles, ever
> since I can remember. In 1982, they bought their home distiller and used
> that soley until they had the nurse move in.  They were both very healthy
> at 96, when my dad treated them to a live-in care provider.  They were both
> dead within 1 year of that.  After they died is when my dad discovered the
> live-ins were not running the still.
> Raybob
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