Well I'm in the same boat with the other post. I was lead to the John E. site from Mother Earth News. Seems like it would be legit coming from them. However going to his site it seems very gimmicky. Also from another post someone linked this site. It makes a heck of a lot more sense than anything else I've read with real science to back it up. http://www.chem1.com/CQ/index.html
It seems that Mr. Ellis's Machine uses a combination of Distillation and uv RADIATION (*oh no there's that "bad word" from the previous post but we'll cover that next).
Great, I'm no scientist but the bond angle mumbo-jumbo seems a little radical to me. I would say that it produces very "clean" water compaired to tap water. Whatever...so does my RO unit. So the end result is you get better tasting water from either. What is this other claim that you can add it to contaminated water and somehow clean it? How is this possible? Seriously...if that were true there would be A LOT more press about it. Not one article. If you want it "energized" say a prayer before you drink it ;)
Your claim that RO water is exposed to RADIATION (*oh no) is what actually motivated me to post. Where did you get that nonsense? What kind of radiation are you talking about? I have a 5 stage RO unit at home and I use 0 radiation (UV or otherwise). That just means that it goes through 3 separate Filter media to catch sediment before it passes through a membrane. It requires no radiation of any way shape or form to do so. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverse_osmosis
By all means, filter your water. No telling what ends up in it coming through the city plumbing or even well water these days. Bottom line is I won't be purchasing an expensive distiller anytime soon. Maybe if I strike it rich and have some money to throw away to test these radical claims. There are much cheaper and faster ways to filter water. Research the different ways of filtering from the links above, make sure it is NSF certified http://www.nsf.org/business/drinking_water_treatment/standards.asp ...make an informed decision.