Impure water can be purified by a process called distillation.
How does distillation works?
- Distillation heats untreated water until the water reaches its relatively low boiling point and begins to vaporize.
- The water’s heat is then kept at this temperature to maintain the water vaporization while stopping other elements from vaporizing.
- This also separates the water molecules from any microscopic disease-causing organisms.
- Once the water has vaporized, that vapour is then funnelled into a condenser.
- It flows to a container by cooling and reverting to its liquid form.