MLA Citation: Bloomfield, Louis A. "Question 568"
How Everything Works 17 Jan 2018. 17 Jan 2018 <http://howeverythingworks.org/print1.php?QNum=568>.
568. How can you make a makeshift water distiller with common materials? - VL
To distill water, you need to condense steam on a cold surface and collect the condensate. You could boil water in a teapot and allow the steam flowing out of its mouth to pass across the underside of a clean metal bowl full of ice water. The steam would condense as pure distilled water on the outside of the bowl. If you then placed a clean cup under the metal bowl, the distilled water would drip into that cup.

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