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If you want water that was as pure as possible, and your contamination consists of solids or dissolved salts, you need to distill it - if that yields great taste is another matter, and using distilled water as a drink is the topic of a health controversy (would be safe for cooking in any case). If the contamination is of dissolved gasses or hydrocarbons ...


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By definition, precipitates fall to the bottom of the container. Therefore, the standard procedure is simply to decant the liquid -- pour the liquid off the top, without pouring out the last little bit which contains the solids.


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I would simply filter them out. A coffee filter should take care of even the finest minerals. I doubt that you can effectively do it while boiling. Even if you give them sites to attach to, a lot will stay afloat.



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