The Difference between Rainwater and Distilled Water
What’s better for you, rain water or distilled water? To understand the difference, we first need to know how both distilled water and rain water is made.
When water becomes warm enough in the ocean, rivers or lagoons, it evaporates as vapour into the air. When a mass of air quickly cools to its saturation point, the water vapour condenses into clusters of tiny water droplets and frozen water crystals, we call these clusters clouds. Overtime, the droplets and crystals that make up a cloud attract more water. When water droplets grow heavy enough, gravity pulls them down as raindrops. If the air is cold enough, the ice crystals can remain frozen and grow large enough to fall as snow, sleet, freezing rain or hail.
As rain falls through the sky, it picks up whatever dust or debris particles is in the air on its way down. Rain water has never been boiled therefore you cannot always be sure that rain water is clean but most of the time it is clean enough to drink.
Rain water contains very low amounts of salts and other nitrates but it takes in any gas present in air. That is why acid rain occurs when the air is polluted.
Distilled water on the other hand, removes all impurities that may include heavy metals and pesticides, and in some cases radioactive contaminants, it does not contain any minerals or particles in them.
Distilled water goes through a distillation process where water is boiled, the water turns into steam which is captured through a small pipe. The water then flows through to a separate compartment and is cooled leaving you with distilled water, it is the purest form of H2O.
The excessive intake of distilled water is said to cause mineral deficiency due to the water not containing any essential minerals.
Many believe that distilled water should not be used for human consumption but there are the few that still prefer to drink it over any other type of water. Everybody has their own view about the benefits and dangers. The Distilled Water Company, however, does not recommend distilled water for drinking purposes but rather for mechanical and other industry uses.
At The Distilled Water Company, we offer a range of different types of purified water. Whether you are looking to purchase purified water, we’ve got the solution for you. Be sure to hop over to http://www.thedistilledwatercompany.com and tour our convenient and affordable product range or call us on 0845 500 4455.