Have you ever wondered what distilled water is? Simply, it’s purified water which has had all of its impurities removed via a distilling process.
There are many different uses for distilled water from medical to many commercial reasons.
One of the more traditional functions is topping up water in lead acid batteries used in vehicles. As distilled water is free of ions commonly found in tap water, the chances of damage caused to the battery is drastically reduced, consequently prolonging its lifespan.
Staying on the mechanical topic, purified water is also popularly used in automotive cooling systems due to the lack of ions present. Should these impurities be exposed to certain elements of the radiator, the anti-corrosive additives may become redundant therefore effecting performance.
The Distilled Water Company are pleased to be able to provide medical grade distilled water, meaning our product is completely suitable for surgical procedures. Obviously it is paramount that potential spread of infection is eradicated wherever possible and purified water is used to sterilise apparatus as well as clean wounds.
One of the most recent fashion trends has also created a massive new market for purified water. The tattoo industry has grown massively in recent years and relies on distilled water to rejuvenate dried out inks as well as sterilise needles.
If mixed with tattoo ink, distilled water can also be used to create varying shades of black or grey by diluting the solution. The addition of small amounts of purified water can also aid the application of the tattooing process.
Distilled water is also used to rinse off any debris and to clean the tattoo while it is in progress. It is also a much more affective option than standard water, which may not be as sterile.