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need distilled water, please!

Postby bkelly23 » Mon, 05 Mar 2012 9:47 am

i have been searching high and low for some pure vapor/steam distilled water, but alas i cannot seem to find any other than some large wholesalers.
i use this water for scientific purposes so i need pure distilled water.
i've tested the polor brand that is sold in most supermarkets but it's not pure (despite its claims), and all the other forms of distilled water i've come across in retail have not been steam/vapor distilled.

now, i'm sure there are people out there with steam distillers in their homes, i'm hoping someone would be kind enough to sell me some???
there are great profit margins in selling water, so you'd be seeing almost pure profit. that being said it's not as though i need a huge quantity, maybe just a few bottles full or however much you'd be willing to provide me with.
i will bring the bottles, i just simply need a fill up.
you name the price.
i really hope someone is able to help me out

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 05 Mar 2012 9:50 am

This is one of the most bizarre posts I've ever seen that wasn't blatantly spam... Please don't take that the wrong way :)


What about NEWater? You can get some free I've read if you just ask for it:

http://www.pub.gov.sg/products/NEWater/ ... rcial.aspx

http://www.pub.gov.sg/water/newater/con ... fault.aspx

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 05 Mar 2012 9:56 am

You said it is for scientific purposes? Shouldn't your university/institute be able to provide it?

On another note, yes NEWater is the real distilled water, so pure, it is not meant for human consumption and is used for industrial sector.

And oh, try battery water, it is purely distilled water (unless I have been made to believe so otherwise).

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 05 Mar 2012 10:23 am

the lynx wrote:You said it is for scientific purposes? Shouldn't your university/institute be able to provide it?


I hope this isn't some home-science project... I'm actually worried now that we may be ISA'd for aiding and abetting? :P

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 05 Mar 2012 10:43 am

the lynx wrote:You said it is for scientific purposes? Shouldn't your university/institute be able to provide it?

On another note, yes NEWater is the real distilled water, so pure, it is not meant for human consumption and is used for industrial sector.

And oh, try battery water, it is purely distilled water (unless I have been made to believe so otherwise).

I am also pretty confused by the OP question as if this was for sci purposes he surely should know the answer. Why do you need a distilled water in the first place?

As for the above post, I think you are a victim of some common misconception - majority of "clean" water available on the market is deionized or RO water. This has nothing to do with the distilled water. Newater is a RO water so again not a distilled water.

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 05 Mar 2012 11:29 am

I never realized the difference, but I guess Wikipedia just taught me pretty well. :) Although, the claim is distilling removes more impurities than de-ionizing. They don't talk about NEWater, but NEWater seems to claim they're pure enough for industrial use... Oh well.

Looks like you need it for cigar humidors too. Maybe the OP just has cigars he doesn't want to pay duties on :)

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Postby nutnut » Mon, 05 Mar 2012 11:41 am

Reminds me of Breaking Bad for some reason.

Hope you find your water :)
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Postby x9200 » Mon, 05 Mar 2012 11:52 am

The difference for common use is negligible or better say there is no difference. For scientific use the difference is about traces of different elements. I.e. deionization process does not remove all the contamination (by principle of the method) like uncharged organic molecules but it is more simple and cheaper process so it is in a common use right now. RO is basically a filtration so what stays in is determined by a membrane's pore size.

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 05 Mar 2012 11:53 am

Hmm it makes a lot of sense to me now. Thanks x92!

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Re: need distilled water, please!

Postby aster » Mon, 05 Mar 2012 12:24 pm

bkelly23 wrote:i've tested the polor brand that is sold in most supermarkets but it's not pure (despite its claims)


On a side note, why is their mineral water cheaper? I always thought that standard, table water that didn't come from a natural spring would be cheapest...

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Re: need distilled water, please!

Postby x9200 » Mon, 05 Mar 2012 12:39 pm

aster wrote:
bkelly23 wrote:i've tested the polor brand that is sold in most supermarkets but it's not pure (despite its claims)


On a side note, why is their mineral water cheaper? I always thought that standard, table water that didn't come from a natural spring would be cheapest...

I am not sure but could this be just the production price thing? For the mineral water it is probably about transportation, UV treatment and the bottling costs; for the table one is exactly the same plus purification so one more production step assuming the cost of the raw water to be negligible or similar.

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Postby aster » Fri, 09 Mar 2012 7:42 pm

What's strange is that Fairprice-brand water is exactly the opposite, with mineral water more expensive than the distilled type.

Personally I usually stock up on Aquarin from my closest store. I don't mind lugging beer from further away when I find a good deal... but not water. ;)

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Postby x9200 » Fri, 09 Mar 2012 10:01 pm

I am perfectly fine with the tap water :)

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Postby aster » Fri, 09 Mar 2012 10:17 pm

x9200 wrote:I am perfectly fine with the tap water :)


Same here :) , I only use the bottled variety for the kids.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 09 Mar 2012 11:18 pm

Been here 30 years, never used bottled water yet. Raised two kids from birth here to adulthood on tap water as well, but granted, when babies, water was boiled but once off formulas, tap water it was. We are healthy as oxen.


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