[Homeroast] Distilled H2O vs RO

John Nanci john at chocolatealchemy.com
Thu Jun 20 13:41:56 CDT 2013

Chlorine would only be there if YOU added 
it.  It's not part of every system.  You 
reference a military unit, not a home unit.   No comment about the solids.

So, do you collect everything from your 
distiller?  All the organics that come off first 
(like benzene that you are trying to get rid of) 
before it's up to a boil or do you not start the 
cooling coil until the organics have been released into the air?


At 11:31 AM 6/20/2013, you wrote:
>On 6/20/2013 10:00 AM, homeroast-request at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com wrote:
>>From: John Nanci<john at chocolatealchemy.com>
>>Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Distilled H2O vs RO
>>A very fast Google search pulled up basic RO systems ranging from
>>$149 to $499.  Seems most make 10-15 gallons a day.  I had a heavy
>>duty one about 10 years ago.  It was about $800.  The water was high
>>enough in salt that distillation was not recommended due to the heavy
>>wear on it (2000 ppm NaCl).
>>Raybob, how does your distiller work?  Do you have to set up a cool
>>water condenser?  Does it turn off automatically?  How do you decide
>>when to start collecting the water?
>Mine will hook up to water line or can be filled 
>from top. If filled from top, it will do one 
>gallon. Hooked to water line, timer can be set 
>for up to 4 gallons until shut-off. The boiling 
>tank has vapor line from top of tank to cooling 
>coil under a fan. Has stainless steel tank under 
>unit that holds 4 gallons, with tap to fill bottles from.
>As for reverse osmosis, I looked up the wiki 
>article and found why I have trouble sleeping when that type of water.
>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverse_osmosis_water_purification_unit says:
>"The clarified water is then fed through a 
>high-pressure piston pump into a series of 
>vessels where it is subject to reverse osmosis. 
>The product water is free of 90.00­99.98% of the 
>raw water's total dissolved solids and by 
>military standards, should have no more than 
>1000­1500 parts per million by measure of 
>electrical conductivity. It is then disinfected 
>with chlorine and stored for later use."
>First, chlorine is a killer. Second, leaving 
>10.0~0.02 percent of solid waste is too much for 
>my stomach, not to mention my health. There is 
>0.00 percent of anything left in water that has 
>been purified by distillation. Same process God uses to make the morning dew.
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