Rapid pollution of surface and
underground waters by industries all over the world has created a
new concern for environmentalists and scientists.
The ultimate solution is
purifying polluted water using any of the known physical or
chemical methods. Often a combination of two or more methods is
required to produce a pure or drinkable water.
Although laboratory glassware or
stainless steel apparatus is usually used for distillation, it is
possible to use other material and even disposable material such
as empty bottles and soda cans to perform an emergency or
experimental distillation process.