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  • pjk22 commented on Eddie the Invemtor's instructable Salt Water Purifier1 year ago
    Salt Water Purifier

    Sierra Alpha, how much electrolyte do you think is in normal drinking water. It is very low much lower than isotonic drinks. It is the function of the kidneys to control the concentration of your urine to maintain the correct tonicity of your blood/extracellular fluid. Drinking distilled water is in no way more dangerous than drinking tap water. But it is possible to exceed the capacity of the kidney to correct for excess water intake with distilled or tap water. The amount of water this takes will depend on your kidney function and other factors such as depletion of body sodium. The issue is that from a drinking point of view the difference between normal tap water and distilled water is minuscle.mikkay. Isopropyl alcohol is not the alcohol people normally think about when you mention ...see more »Sierra Alpha, how much electrolyte do you think is in normal drinking water. It is very low much lower than isotonic drinks. It is the function of the kidneys to control the concentration of your urine to maintain the correct tonicity of your blood/extracellular fluid. Drinking distilled water is in no way more dangerous than drinking tap water. But it is possible to exceed the capacity of the kidney to correct for excess water intake with distilled or tap water. The amount of water this takes will depend on your kidney function and other factors such as depletion of body sodium. The issue is that from a drinking point of view the difference between normal tap water and distilled water is minuscle.mikkay. Isopropyl alcohol is not the alcohol people normally think about when you mention pure alcohol. Most people are thinking of ethanol. The difference is not the water content but the number of carbon atoms - CH3CHOHCH3 Vs CH3CH2OH The strength is another matter.

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