Today we will continue to explore the different drinking water filtration systems available to the general public by discussing briefly the specifics of a drinking water filtration system known as a Distiller.
One part of a distillation system boils drinking water into steam and a second part recondenses the ‘purified’ steam back into water.
Distillation systems may take the form of countertop models and point-of-entry (whole house) systems.
Distillation systems work quite well for people whose unfiltered/untreated drinking water contains heavy metals and elements such as copper, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury, arsenic, iron, selenium, barium, fluoride and sodium.
Some people opt to combine a distillation systems with an activated carbon system for more complete drinking water purification. Adding the activated carbon drinking water filter to the purification systems allows it to remove bad tastes and odors and a well-rated activated carbon filter will filter out many hazardous contaminants such as heavy metals, disinfection byproducts (i.e. haloacetic acids and trihalomethanes to name a few), chlorine, radon, volatile organic chemicals, parasites, and pesticides.
Where Can I Purchase a Distillation Water Filtration System?
We checked a few of our favorite sites that carry water filters and (surprisingly) did NOT find any. Naturally we then went to Amazon.Com to see what they offered and found a well-reviewd model called Megahome Countertop Water Distiller.