Distilled water

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Water that has been heated to its boiling point of 100 degrees centigrade, vaporized, then condensed on a cool surface and collected. Distilled water is purer than tap water because dissolved solids, such as salts, will not vaporize. However, some dissolved organic materials may co-distill with the water.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Destilliertes Wasser (Deut.); agua destilada (Esp.); água destilada (Port.)

Resources and Citations

  • Richard C. Wolbers, Nanette T. Sterman, Chris Stavroudis, Notes for Workshop on New Methods in the Cleaning of Paintings, J.Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 1990
  • Conservation termlist: www.hants.org.uk/museums