Distilled water is water that has been boiled into vapor and condensed back into liquid in a separate container. Impurities in the original water that do not boil below or near the boiling point of water remain in the original container. Thus, distilled water is a type of purified water.
Common uses for distilled water
- steam irons.
- aquariums (mineral supplements should be added to the fish food)
- watering plants.
- car cooling systems.
- laboratory experiments.
- certain medical devices, such as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices for sleep apnea.