Having last week explored the differences between distilled and deionised water in our aptly named blog, “Differences between deionised and distilled water”, this week we answer your questions about the uses of this substance, and how they’ll differ from those of distilled water.
Topping up of lead acid batteries in cars: This is one of the most common uses of deionised water outside of the laboratory environment. It’s benefits over and above using tap water for the same purpose are numerous, as the ions present in tap water can drastically reduce the life of the battery.
In car washes: It can occasionally be found that car washing machinery uses deionised water is used for the final rinse, as it leaves no water marks on the car once the liquid has dried, which are caused by the minerals and ions naturally present in tap water.
For use in breathing apparatus: For patients who require breathing equipment with a built-in humidifier, deionised water is recommended for use, so to prevent the inhalation of any impure molecules.
We hope you’ve found this week’s blog informative and completely fascinating as ever. If you have any questions about our products or service, please do get in touch and one of our team will happy to help.