This is where a homemade stovetop water distiller comes in. This project provides step-by-step instructions on how to build a simple and cheap distiller that can transform dirty or saltwater into fresh, clean, and drinkable water quickly.
The setup is suitable for both everyday and emergency use and is designed for fast assembly and disassembly, making it easily portable.
STEP 1 : THE MATERIALS
To construct the stovetop water distiller, the following materials are required:
1. Teapot: This will serve as the main vessel for holding the dirty or saltwater that requires distillation.
2. 10 feet copper coil: The copper coil will be used to transfer heat from the heat source to the water in the teapot. This, in turn, will facilitate the boiling of the water, and the steam generated will be transported through the coils for the distillation process.
3. Corrugated stainless steel or copper tube: This tubing will be attached to the copper coil to direct the steam generated during the distillation process into a container for collection.