Deionised Water and Its Uses
The uses for deionised water are vast but mainly industrial. It is commonly used to top up the lead-acid batteries used in cars and trucks and the likes. The presence of foreign ions commonly found in tap water will drastically shorten the lifespan of lead-acid batteries.
It is purer than distilled water, and is used mostly for laboratory / industrial applications but can also be used domestically in the case of boiling vegetables.
Its favourability is thanks to its high purity content and is suitable when normal water and distilled water might negatively affect mechanical or biological functions due to them having a lower purity level.
As this is a topic of much interest, here are some of the benefits of using deionised water:
With low conductivity, deionised water is also a good cooling agent for heavy equipment such as:
- High power lasers.
- Engine cooling systems
- Medical equipment
Other applications that also require the use of deionised water are found in industries such as:
- Laboratory instrumentation
- Pharmaceutical production
- Food processing
Although there are significant benefits in using deionised water for the above mentioned, some caution still needs to be taken due to the lack of ions also makes this purified water corrosive. In fact, to a varying degree, it will dissolve everything to which it is exposed. Therefore, all materials in the cooling loop must be corrosion-resistant.
If you require a reliable supply of high-quality demineralised (deionised) water, then look no further than The Distilled Water Company.
Browse through our range of purified water products. We have the capability to cater for all needs and requirements, however, should you need larger quantities of demineralised water such as multiple IBCs or a tanker, please contact one of our sales team 0845 006 3309.