I'm a high school student who's working on a molecular biology project in my school's lab. I need pure water for making culture media, buffers, running a BCA protein assay, running digests, cleaning glassware, etc. I don't have easy access to any professional lab equipment, so I'm looking for an easy way to get "lab-grade" water.
Ideally I'd go to a university and fill up a carboy using a lab's milli-Q system, but this is not easy for me. I also don't want to shell out $$$ to buy ultra-pure water from online suppliers.
Will autoclaving store-bought distilled water (NOT mineral or spring water), suffice for microbiology labwork that needs pure water?