There are seven stages in the normal water purification process.
- Raw water input – provided from any potable water source, whether from municipal systems or private wells.
- Carbon pretreatment – filters raw water to significantly reduce suspended particles and volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), trihalomethanes, chlorine, chloroform, chlorinated hydrocarbons, herbicides, etc.
- Steam distillation – is the one water treatment technology that most effectively reduces the widest range of both biological and inorganic drinking water contaminants. Raw water is heated to 100°C (212°F) killing biological impurities including cryptosporidium and giardia that may be present. Steam then rises leaving inorganic elements behind in the boiler tanks. This process guarantees the effective removal of many unwanted contaminants including bacteria, cysts, viruses, protozoan parasites, arsenic, fluoride, lead, heavy metals, mercury, nitrates, radium and sodium.
- Vent system – allows low boiling light gases to be discharged, permitting the release of any residual VOC’s such as chlorine, chloroform, certain pesticides and herbicides.
- Distillate condensing system – continuously cools steam and maintains water purity. Unlike aluminum, this stainless steel condenser is on-leaching for pure water assurance.
- Carbon post treatment – is an optional organic coconut shell carbon filter that enhances taste and purity by adsorption, aeration and degasification of any remaining VOC’s that carry over with the distillate.
- Purified water – for drinking and cooking is collected and stored in the stainless steel reservoir.