Steam distillation kills harmful bacteria
and viruses, removes virtually all foreign particles, inorganic minerals,
heavy metals, chlorine and most volatile organic chemicals (VOCs).
Water is heated in a chamber and turned
into vapor (steam). This water vapor rises leaving impurities behind in
the boiling chamber. The purified vapor then enters a condenser where it
is cooled and returned to the liquid state.
Quality distillers are designed to
remove light gases by venting and special carbon post filter treatment.
Unlike simple water filtration, bacteria growth is virtually nonexistent
since water is passed through a natural coconut shell carbon only after it
has been steam distilled. Thus, any bacteria that was previously in the
water has been killed and left behind by the distillation process.