Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

Distilled water and wipes
#21
Note that filters will not remove minerals from water. They will remove sediment and in the case of charcoal filters used in many refrigerators, chlorine and some sediment.
Based on what I have read, Reverse Osmosis removes minerals from water so RO water sold in the states in grocery stores- don't know about the UK - should be a reasonable substitute for distilled water.
Post Reply Post Reply
#22
(05-21-2017, 11:35 AM)Clay L Wrote: Note that filters will not remove minerals from water. They will remove sediment and in the case of charcoal filters used in many refrigerators, chlorine and some sediment.
Based on what I have read, Reverse Osmosis removes minerals from water so RO water sold in the states in grocery stores- don't know about the UK - should be a reasonable substitute for distilled water.

There are water purifying pitchers that incorporate R.O.   That is why I suggested the search criteria above.  They are a bit slow, but work okay.
Post Reply Post Reply
#23
Distilled or RO filtered water is the best way to avoid mineral deposits, but using tap water and simply draining the reservoir daily and replacing with fresh water may, in most cases, prevent mineral deposits. I have very hard well water. I have experimented recently with using it instead of distilled water. I find that if I just top off the reservoir daily I begin to see a trace of sediment after about three days. If I completely drain and replace the water daily, without any other cleaning, I see no sediment in 10 days, which is the longest I have gone recently. My humidifier setting is 5 and the water level decreases by between 1/2 and 2/3 each night. It appears that the concentration of minerals does not reach the saturation point and precipitate if the water is completely replaced daily.

Boiling tap water will not prevent mineral deposits. As the water evaporates the mineral concentration will increase making deposits more likely. It will kill most bacteria but they are not a risk if water meets drinking water standards.

Post Reply Post Reply




Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Anyone pre heat ttheir humidifier water before use? CPAPreturnee 8 410 07-17-2017, 07:29 AM
Last Post: Gary1of2
  Mask wipes and replacement mask cost CPAPreturnee 10 413 07-08-2017, 07:26 PM
Last Post: Mosquitobait
  Nasal mask filling with some water and causing popping noise Ticman1 13 708 06-28-2017, 07:26 AM
Last Post: Ticman1
  Water question Waldorbigbill 15 585 06-25-2017, 10:37 PM
Last Post: Russatrice
  Resmed S10 water leak from humidifier darren79 37 14,230 06-25-2017, 10:18 PM
Last Post: CB91710
  [Equipment] Airsense 10 Autoset with ClimateLine heated hose - water in hose Electric Dreamer 4 327 06-16-2017, 08:18 PM
Last Post: trish6hundred
Angry resumed s 10 auto set, water chamber not heating duffer54 5 260 06-06-2017, 09:39 PM
Last Post: CB91710

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts




About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.

For any more information, please use our contact form.