Before we dive into the many uses of deionised water, also known as demineralised water, lets divert the attention to what deionised water is and why people use this type of water.
What is deionised water?It is simply water that has had all its ions removed through an ion exchange process. Ions such as sodium, calcium, iron and copper commonly found in tap water.
Why use deionised water?The pure nature of this type of water, makes it suitable and preferred for many processes and uses when tap water can’t be applied. It is commonly used in manufacturing and chemistry industry, due it’s prosperity not to effect or change natural processes.
What is deionised water used for?
- Car Engines – the absent of ions extends the lifespan of lead-acid batteries and engine cooling systems.
- Aquariums – deionised water is commonly used in fish tanks, due to its high quality and ability to improve fish’s health and its algae fighting tendencies.
- Laboratory Tests – demineralised water ensures accurate results are obtained during experiments and aids in cleaning laboratory tools and instruments.
- Industrial Machinery – using normal water to clean machinery may cause corrosion. Thus, deionised water is used to clean, lubricate and manufacture these industrial machineries to ensure optimal use and longevity of these machines.
- Fire Extinguishers – due to the low electronic conductivity levels in the water, it is found in fire extinguishers. It guarantees safe use to put out fires around electrical equipment and would not damage the equipment in the process.
- Cooling Systems – deionised water can stop devices from overheating and aid in maintaining the correct temperature levels.
- Steamers – found in all type of steamers such as irons, facial steamers, kettles and humidifiers.
- Cleaning – found in pressure cleansers for cars and buildings, as well as used in window washing as it prevents marks when dried.