How to Distill Water Without Electricity – The Distillation Process to Make Drinkable Wateradmin
Distilling water without electricity may be a lifesaver one day to get drinkable water.
This article I will show you step by step how to use a distiller with an open fire. The tabletop water distillers you see on the market will not be of any use to you if and when the grid goes down. Meaning there is no power and no alternative source of electricity. If there are plugs, these tabletop distillers will not work. I will explain the distillation process here to make drinkable water from just a still and open flame. There is always going to be plenty of wood to make an open fire to boil water.
What you need, the basics:
- Open fire, propane or gas stove.
- Stainless Steel Boiler/Milk Can Pot Still/ Beer Keg
- Reflux column/tower
- Cold Water for the condenser
For distilling water, you do not need packing.
Here is the distillation process:
- First fill the boiler/pot/milk can/beer keg with water. This can be the dirtiest of waters, rain or even county water.
- Attach the column/tower to the boiler with whatever size clamp or connector to make sure you have a complete seal.
- Hook water hoses to the condenser.
- Place the distiller on top of the fire.
- Bring the water to a boiling point of 212 F.
- As the steam enters up the tower/column it will go through the condenser and is converted into distilled drinkable water that comes out of this into a bowl or glass jug.
Source by Anthony Zaca