After the pole shift I think we can all expect more hydrocarbons in the water, these being in the tail of the 12th
Planet as it passes over earth. Also, some volcanic activity would be expected to spew out hydrocarbon vapor to
mix with rain water. I believe most of this to have a vapor pressure below water boiling temperature 100C. If
one is using the batch distillation method: One could simply bring a new batch of water on line, purge the system
by boiling and condensing some. Throw away the first few ounces that come out. This will contain the
hydrocarbons and lighter boiling temperature liquids.
On second thought save this in a separate container and once you get enough of this, process it again. You may find that after processing for a while, you can separate out the hydrocarbons as burnable fuel. At some point the hydrocarbons will begin to separate out and float to the surface where one can skim them off. This second part in some cases may take more energy than it's worth. So judge the worth of it. Now in like manner don't plan on boiling your water dry. Stop with some liquid left which could contain higher temperature hydrocarbons. This again could be thrown away or saved. This may have the higher temperature oils, paraffin's and tars in it.
If one is using the continuous distillation method: Provide for a way that water that is fed into the process is preheated to boiling before it enters the capturing process. This would allow the lower temperature hydrocarbons to escape and not be condensed. One may need to modify the design of a commercial unit to accomplish this. What you want is a leak to the air, during the first part of the process. It might be a good idea to design the length of the condensing tube so that not all of the gasses condense by the time the condensing tube ends. This would then allow the lower temperature gases (most likely to be hydrocarbons) to be expelled harmlessly to the atmosphere on a continuous basis.
Offered by Mike.