What is Distilled Water ?

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Distilled water is water that has been boiled into vapor and condensed back into liquid in a separate container. Impurities in the original water that do not boil below or near the boiling point of water remain in the original container. Thus, distilled water is one type of purified water.

What are the uses of Distilled Water ?

The uses of distilled water :

Sterile Medical Uses

Distilled water is used in the medical industry & clinics to sterilize the medical equipments . It also won’t leave deposits on the equipment used to sterilize them. Distilled (or sterile) water is also used to clean wounds because of its purity. This helps prevent infection. Dentists also used distilled water, especially following a tooth extraction or root canal treatment. (1)

Laboratory Experiments

Accuracy and meticulousness are key factors in laboratory experiments. To ensure contaminants or minerals don’t interfere with the results Distilled Water is used in most of the labs. Being pure means it won’t react with other chemicals, and the results of any experiments will be accurate (2).

Cosmetics Industry

Almost all the cosmetic products we use contain water. Water is added to these as a solvent so the ingredients can transfer their benefits to your hair or skin. It also acts to form emulsions in lotions and creams, so they’re easily applied.

The water used needs to be free from pollutants, toxins, and microbes, making distilled water an excellent choice (3). Its purity means no bacteria or contaminants can harm you.

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