Reverse Osmosis Versus Distillation

Reverse Osmosis (RO) and Distillation are often competing technologies in both drinking water and high purity applications. Previous to 1970 Distillation enjoyed a very favorable advantage as the most used technology for producing high purity water. However, as the 70’s ensued, RO began the takeover which today finds the technology as the most popular in all of the water filtration industry. Let’s take a look at some of the peculiarities…

How Pure Is Distilled Water?

There are several different parameters that people use to gauge or rate purity. What is pure for one application, may be unsuitable for another. For instance, water in a medical IV bag would be considered “dirty” in the electronics industry. Water purity is typically measured by the parameters of ionic/dissolved solids, sediment, color, bacteria, volatile organics/carcinogens and overall organics. One of the most popular ways to gauge water quality is…

Distillation

It is good to be back in the saddle posting again. I took a little time to do some work around the house that needed it, and squeezed in some sales calls while attending a scientific conference in Las Vegas. As I promised however, I have returned to talk a bit about distillation as it applies to water, but also to other chemicals as well. What makes distillation so effective…