How to Clean and Distill Dirty Water

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About: Hi, My name is Luigi "Ludvic" for the friends, I really like the recycle, the technology and the Chemistry, another of my hobby is Videomaking and I love Youtube, You can check my project on LudvicTV' Chane...

Hi guys

Today i want to show you a simply method to purify the dirty water.
This method isn't the cheapest but is definitely the fastest you can do at home; in future i show another method for survivalist without the source of heat.

If you prefer You can see this short Video for look the result:


Save this Instructables in your favorites because is useful for another project in winter.

REMEMBER :

Distill water is not suitable for drinking, because don't have the nutrients of common water.

Step 1: Put Dirty Water in a Large Pot

The first thing to do is choose a large pot and a bowl (i prefer glass) to use for the experiment, the bowl should be smaller than pot.
Put your dirty water in the pot, i used water only with ground and sand.
After put the bowl inside the pot like the photo

Step 2: Use the Ice for Condense the Steam

Take the cap of the pot and put in reverse on it. (Look the image)


Now grab some ice and fill the cap.

Step 3: Use the Heat

Now put the pot on the source of heat...

This step is really important because you have to replace the ice when it melt...

The fisic phenom is really simple, when the water get hot evaporates (hot) and the steam goes up, the steam flies in the pot and clash with the cap of pot (cold) this difference of temperature condenses the steam, transforms it in the water and drips in the clear bowl...

Step 4: Finish

After few time you can open the cap and see 2 thing
1 the clean and distilled water in the bowl
2 in the bottom of the pot the residue of dirty water...

REMEMBER

drink distilled water frequently is not healtly for your body because don't have the mineral of common water; this distilled water is very pure, but i am not sure of the presence of toxins

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    14 Discussions

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    headphonegirl77

    1 year ago

    one question if you were in a group who does not care about what you think what would you do?

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    headphonegirl77

    1 year ago

    i am having a lot of trouble doing this

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    pliska

    3 years ago on Introduction

    http://www.desertusa.com/desert-people/water-solar-still.html

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    pliska

    3 years ago on Introduction

    This is NOT distilled water. The water produced is condensed water.

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    Ludvicmallie99

    Reply 4 years ago

    "Distilled" water not is equal of water

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    DTOM_Bear

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Ludvic, if you're actually dependent on the nutrients in dirty
    water, I am forced to assume that you're attempting to subsist on a diet
    otherwise consisting solely of Ramen noodles and diet Pepsi.

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    LudvicDTOM_Bear

    Reply 4 years ago

    The nutrient in "common" water, not in the dirty water...

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    I wonder how much less particulate and unwanted color there would be with a single pass through a coffee filter or paper cup with a bed of cotton balls. Obviously you would still need to sterilize the water, but it's a start.

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    DTOM_Bear

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Ludvic, if you're actually dependent on the nutrients in dirty
    water, I am forced to assume that you're attempting to subsist on a diet
    otherwise consisting solely of Ramen noodles and diet Pepsi.

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    Housedog

    4 years ago on Introduction

    If it were me, I'd just be lazy. Wait for the ice cubes to melt, then drink that!

    I like the concept, though!

    In real world, Battlespeed has the ticket.

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    d3ath101

    4 years ago

    This is actually suitable to drink to stay hydrated. Wether it has the nutrients or not does not matter. Being hydrated is surviving.

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    Battlespeed

    4 years ago on Introduction

    This is a version of the water pit method. Dig a pit, fill with green plant material (for the moisture). Put a pot in the middle (without plant material over it). Stretch a tarp over the top of the pit and use a rock in the middle so it will sag at that point (over the pot). The sun will heat the pit, causing moisture to evaporate and condense on the undersurface of the tarp. Due to the sag in the middle, it will run toward the center, and fall into the pot.