Boil water, if you do not have bottled water. Boiling is sufficient to kill pathogenic bacteria, viruses and protozoa (WHO, 2015). If water is cloudy, let it settle and filter it through a clean cloth, paperboiling water towel, or coffee filter. Bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute.
People also ask, what happens when water comes to a boil?
At the temperature of the boiling point, the liquid turns into a gas. The molecules are not in contact each other in the gaseous state. Water Liquid to Water Gas: This animation shows how water molecules are able to break the forces of attraction i.e. the hydrogen bonds to each other and escape as the gas molecule.
What will happen if the water is heated?
For instance, when water is boiling, adding heat does not increase its temperature. This happens at the boiling temperature of every substance that can vaporize. At the boiling temperature, adding heat energy converts the liquid into a gas WITHOUT RAISING THE TEMPERATURE.
What bacteria can survive in hot water?
Many bacteria, such as Clostridium, can form endospores (a dormant stage that allows them to survive adverse conditions for a while), such as , which allow them to survive boiling water. Autoclaves use a temperature of 121 degrees C to be sure to kill all endospores and any other possible contaminants.