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.
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...
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