What is Deionized Water?
Deionization is a form of water filtration that ensures total dissolved solids (TDS) are removed from water through an ion exchange process. By controlling the electric charge of ions in water, it makes it possible to remove the TDS. Essentially, DI resins used within the filtration process attract non-water ions and replace them with water ions, leaving a more pure form of water compared to tap water. While many companies and corporations rely on deionized water for any number of applications, your Culligan water expert can help recommend the best process for your needs.
Deionized systems can be expensive to buy, install and most importantly maintain but Culligan delivers the expertise and integration you need. Culligan also provides Deionization Exchange Service that eliminates capital investment while providing all the benefits of your own DI process without regulatory training and constraints. DI Exchange tanks will be plumbed directly into your water supply and can be exchanged as needed. Regardless of the flow needed, once the resin tanks are exhausted, they’re simply exchanged on a regular schedule and regenerated off-site. Now matter which option is right for you and your business, Culligan will help you determine your requirements and provide an affordable solution.
What is Distilled Water?
Distilled water is a more pure state of water than you would get from a tap or your local municipality. Often times, distilled water is necessary to protect equipment used in manufacturing, heating & cooling, medical/dental devices and more.
The process of distillation takes the water from your supply and removes impurities through the boiling process. Distillation separates different liquids in mixtures due to the fact that each substance within the mixture has its own boiling point. When the contents of the mixture are heated, the temperature will rise until the temperature of the lowest boiling substance in the mix. Then this material will boil away before the temperatures rises to the boiling point of the next highest boiling substance.
In the water treatment industry, distillation is used to separate contaminants from H2O. When non-distilled water is heated up via the boiling process, the pure H2O turns to steam and is captured and converted back to liquid form as distilled water. All of the contaminants that were once combined with your water such as silica, strontium, barium sulfates and scaling by hardness are left in the boiler. These remaining elements and compounds are the reason why using distilled water is necessary to protect the expensive equipment you have invested in from damaging contaminants.
To make sure your equipment is protected and you are meeting manufacturer pre-treatment requirements contact New England Culligan today.