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[caption id="attachment_1493" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Vortex Non-electric Water Distiller with drain assembly[/caption] The best non-electric water distiller just got better. The Vortex Non-electric Water Distiller Kit by Highwater Filters now comes with a drain assembly to facilitate the draining of the cooling water inside the bucket. We have yet to see another distiller of its kind with all the features of the Vortex. What makes the Vortex better than other water distillers? For one, it doesn't depend on electricity, so when your power goes out, you will still have a way to purify your water. The Vortex is used with a pressure cooker, which is the boiling container for your contaminated water. Any heating source can be used including a camp fire, gas, wood, dung etc. The Vortex is also portable and can be easily disassembled and transported along with your pressure cooker. The Vortex is made of quality parts, 100% U.S.A made. We searched for hoses, post filters, clamps, grommets, buckets and drain assembly components and made sure they meet or exceed standards for safety. We guarantee satisfaction and offer a 10 year warranty. The Vortex adaptor that is installed on our pressure cookers increases the flow rate of the distiller. By increasing the size of the vent hole in the pressure cooker lid, the Vortex adaptor allows more steam to be released for a faster flow. We factory install the Vortex adaptor to ensure professional quality and your safety. The Vortex is the most affordable water distiller of its kind available. We went to great lengths to keep our costs down without compromising the quality of the materials. We couldn't find any stainless steel pressure cookers made in the USA, but we found a great quality cooker made in Spain by Magefesa. We've kept the price competitive and offer a number of different sizes for your convenience. [caption id="attachment_1494" align="alignleft" width="72"] 4 qt Magefesa with Vortex adaptor[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1495" align="alignleft" width="72"] 8 qt Magefesa with Vortex adaptor[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1500" align="alignleft" width="72"] 10qt Magefesa with Vortex adaptor[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1496" align="alignleft" width="72"] 12qt Magefesa with Vortex adaptor[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1497" align="alignleft" width="59"] 14qt Magefesa with Vortex adaptor[/caption]           What is the advantage of distilled water over other methods of water treatment? In an emergency when the power goes out, distillation is one of the best ways to remove contaminants from water. Microbial filters that remove bacteria, protozoa and cysts are great for backpacking and camping in the mountains, but when clean water sources are not readily accessible, distilling is an effective method for removing chemical and heavy metal contamination, in addition to microbes. It will even make sea water drinkable! What will distilling remove? Fluoride, arsenic, radioactive particles, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, heavy metals, salts...the list is extensive. Distilling is one of the most highly recommended and oldest methods of water purification available. In an emergency, the Vortex Non-electric Water Distiller really is a smart system to have on hand. Have questions? Don't hesitate to contact us below or at info@highwaterfilters.com. You can even call me at 509-685-0933. I love talking about the Vortex. Give me a ring! [caption id="attachment_1504" align="alignleft" width="150"] The Vortex hooked to a Magefesa pressure cooker[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1506" align="alignleft" width="150"] Vortex coil installed in bucket.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1507" align="alignleft" width="150"] The Vortex shown with Grover Rocket Stove[/caption]           Here's the video we made of our first two tests of the Vortex: Vortex test 1 and 2 Please visit Highwater Filters for all your water treatment needs. Thanks for stopping by!      
Update: January 10, 2013 The Vortex Non-electric Water Distiller Kit by Highwater Filters is now available. We have both kits installed in 5 gallon buckets and DIY kits available. If you visit any online forums that focus on emergency preparedness, survivalism, or health issues, you are sure to find many posts that advocate for water distillation as the only method for water purification. The claims are not without merit. Water distillation works on a basic principle. By boiling contaminated water you can effectively remove the impurities through the method of condensation, and then convert the resulting water vapor, minus the contaminants, back to a liquid form. LifeSaver Portable Water DistillerAccording to the Minnesota Cooperative Extension website, “distilling removes about 99.5% of the impurities from the original water. Distillers are commonly used for removing nitrate, bacteria, sodium, hardness (dissolved solids), most organic compounds, heavy metals and radionucleides from water.” The “pros” are obvious in that distilling is very effective in removing almost all contaminants from water. It’s a relatively simple technology and there are distillers available that don’t have many parts. Water can be distilled at home and is a way to purify many conditions of water including sea water, ditch water, sewer water, and other polluted water sources. Before running out and buying a distiller (or surfing the web and clicking “buy it now”), you should make sure you consider any “cons” that distilled water has. One of the chief complaints people voice is that required minerals are removed from the water during the distilling process. Our good health depends on minerals found in the water we drink. Many people take supplements to offset this loss. This added expense should be factored in if you are concerned about costs. Announcement May 15. 3 day flash sale happening right now on the Life Saver Distillers. You should also consider energy requirements. The distillation process is energy intensive and electric distillers will use considerable juice. Estimates of electricity usage for a family of four range from $275 to $400 a year (MN Cooperative Extension). Non-electric distillers are a good option, but of course require a heat source to boil water. Another “con” is that flow rates are limited with water distillation. Batch distillers, which require a chamber that water is poured into, can produce anywhere from 3 to 10 gallons of purified water per day. Although limited, this can be adequate for a family of four. As I considered products to add to Highwater Filters webstore, I looked for water treatments that were in demand and practical for personal use. I am committed to offering alternatives to energy sucking technologies. I want to offer innovative ways to help you prepare for emergency situations or unhealthy conditions. As I searched for a high quality non-electric water distiller, I was excited to discover the Lifesaver Non-electric Portable Water Distiller kits made by Conquest International, LLC. They are well-made, of food grade stainless steel, and are manufactured in the USA. They are reasonably priced and just might be what you are looking for if your water is unpure, or if you want to be prepared for any emergency.