Could someone use a steam juicer to desalinate water? The juicer is used on a stovetop and the steam rises to the fruit in the top basket and the juice collects in the middle pot.
I think it might work but does anyone have any ideas?
Yes, it can as what you would do is use heat to turn the salt water to steam and then collect the steam and turn it back into liquid water.
It works on the same principle as a regular distiller, and if you really wanted to you could get a purpose-built water distiller but a steam juicer will work as well.
Yesterday a friend and I got to looking at a steam juicer and realized that they can be used as an improvised small still. The size we have would distill somewhere around a ½ gallon at a time. Larger ones would do more. This could be used to distill water for batteries, to desalinize sea water or to make small batches of alcohol for medical use