How does a Springflow Steam Distiller work?
A Springflow Steam Distiller replicates Nature’s Water Cycle. Nature produces water through a cycle of evaporation, precipitation and condensation. The sun heats water in the lakes, rivers and oceans creating water vapor. The water vapor then evaporates into the sky and is captured in the clouds. As the clouds cool, the water vapor condenses and falls as precipitation – rain and snow. As the water falls it picks up various pollutants found in the air and then continues to pick up contaminants from the soil on its way back to the various bodies of water.
Distillation duplicates the original process of Nature. Like Nature, the distillation process first boils the water, turning into water vapor (steam). As the steam rises, it leaves behind contaminants from the original water. It is then captured and enters the cooling coils. As the steam makes its way through the coils, a fan cools the hot vapor which condenses into pure water which is then ready for your enjoyment.
What contaminants are in tap water?
Many all-purpose water supplies are treated with the biocidal sanitising agent chlorine; the clearing agent aluminium sulphate. There could be asbestos, copper, zinc and lead from pipes.
How long does it take to produce drinking water?
The SPRING FLOW Steam Distiller takes between 5 and 6 hours to turn town supply, tank or bore water into 4 litres of drinking water at its pure best.
Is a carbon filter required?
To make drinking water a post-distillation carbon filter is recommended for finer taste (6 carbon filters included with unit). For more information on what the filter does, please check out the info on carbon filters. If making water for autoclaves/sterilizers the filter should not be used.
What does distilled water have left in it?
Pure H2O. It will have no salt, nitrates, fluoride, chlorine or other contaminant in it.
What is the rubbish left in the bottom of the boiling chamber?
Those are the contaminants taken out of the tap water.
What Voltage are the models supplied for?
All models are suitable for use with 230/240V electricty.
What is the electrical cost for the SPRING FLOW?
The power usage is 580W (for heater and fan) which is approximately NZ .22c per litre. Compare that to over $2 per litre for bottled water!
Do our bodies require the minerals from drinking water?
Some people have the mistaken belief that essential minerals are derived from the water they drink. Yes, we do need organic minerals. But, the source of minerals for the body is the food we eat or supplements – not the water we drink.
What’s the warranty?
Spring Flow has a one year warranty for parts and labour.
What do I do with my old distiller?
You can take it to a metal recylcing depot. Sometimes they can be repaired.