According to Dean Kamen (in the movie http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3242934/) and on the Net (http://www.popsci.com/article/science/pure-genius-how-dean-kamens-invention-could-bring-clean-water-millions) his device that uses pressure-Distillation to purify water, it would work with virtually any water and render medical-grade pure water.
I have a hard time to believe this as: -chemicals could evaporate before water and so get into the distilled water -I have no idea how he keeps the distillation chamber clean (prefiltering?) so it does not clog.
So I would like to know what are the limitations of distilling water to purify it?
I know that distilled water cant be drunk as it is without adding salts. I like the project of Mr. Kamen very much, I just want to know the boundaries, as the promises ("Fill in anything that is wet") seem way to optimistic. Thx