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The Art of making Colloidal Silver / Silver Ions / Electrically Isolated Silver - How to Measure Ionic Strength - Boost your Immune system

 
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I have started this thread to rationalize the wildly varying information about making colloidal silver. The earliest experimenters used silver coins and 3 9 V batteries. This method, though wonderfully simple, has some problems that we will detail here. The worst thing was that many people added salt to the distilled water to speed up the process. That was the method favored by the "blue man."
I was fortunate as a little kid to have an uncle willing to spend time answering my endless questions. Uncle Bill was a science writer working for the National Institute of Health, and his job was to take the work of scientists and explain it so that it was intelligible to the nonscientist. A little over 15 years ago, when I retired as an electronics design engineer, I visited Uncle Bill in Florida. He was in his 80s but still in good shape and sharp as a tack. I had come across colloidal silver to fix my sinus problems and had become a believer. Not trusting anyone to make it for me, I had, as a hobby, spent a lot of time researching and experimenting with ways to make a potent and stable product. I had designed and arranged to have made a line of laser pointers of high quality. I used to do a lot of lecturing and was annoyed that I could not find a reliable, high-quality laser pointer. I had already begun selling these on eBay with some success. I had almost accidentally discovered that my laser pointers could be a valuable aid in the manufacturing process of colloidal silver.
When I met with uncle Bill, he asked me what I was up to and my plans for my so-called "retirement." I told him about the laser pointers, gave him a couple of them, and then told him about my colloidal silver experience. I intended to set up a small factory and start manufacturing, bottling, and selling it. He replied, "Arnold, I never thought of you as a "snake oil salesman."
I was quite taken aback. This comment was from a man who, throughout my life, had done nothing but encourage me in everything I had attempted. He would never say anything to me in a mean way. He said what he said with the best of intentions. It was time to think things through. I had spent my entire working life, from my teens to the time of my retirement, in electronics. As a technician, field engineer, and design engineer, and finally did original design work in complex systems. Upon reflection, I never had to sell anything. The Air Force told me what they wanted me to do. When I was with NASA, it was obvious what we needed to do, and we just did it. As a consultant to large corporations, it was just a matter of the phone ringing and someone asking for help and organizing my schedule. No one questioned my work or my expertise.
So now I'm going to go out and sell something? Colloidal silver? It helped me a great deal with my sinuses. It quickly healed any infection or burn. Made properly, it could do no harm. Yes, I knew this and that it was true for me. Was I prepared to tell others it will cure something they believe ails them? No, of course not. What are the other people selling colloidal silver telling people? That's the problem. I would inevitably be tarred with the same brush. Am I willing to take this? Is my skin thick enough? Do I feel an irresistible urge to save the world by sprinkling colloidal silver over it? Do I need the money? The answer was no. I decided to go ahead and have the 9999+ wire made. Since I had to buy 2000 ounces to do the deal, I started offering it to people like myself who worried about purity. My offerings of very simple generator kits came about due to so many customers of the silver wire asking for advice on how to use it.
I believe we have covered everything that the do-it-yourselfer will find helpful in setting up to make their colloidal silver. Some areas of refinement will result in a more effective and stable product. Still, these methods are not practical for someone who wishes to use a voltage source, a current limiting device (resistor), and pure silver in pure water. An example of this would be the act of reversing the polarity of the electrodes periodically. That not only evens the wear but also eliminates the hard-to-remove silver oxide build-up on the cathode. It preserves a smooth finish on the electrodes and reduces wastage. The electrodes also become very easy to clean, requiring only a quick wipe with a paper towel instead of a plastic scrub pad. I incorporated a double pole double throw switch in my larger generators to accomplish this, but it's too much to ask people to use. As a result, most users flip the switch from one batch to another, even the wear factor.
Any further efforts to improve the process would involve developing an "expert system" incorporated into an automatic colloidal silver generator. The so-called "automatic" generators on the market are cut off with a timer or a particular voltage level at the electrodes. There are now many people offering "automatic" Colloidal Silver Generators. I find amusing their habit of creating their own "forums" in which their products are favorably reviewed and others' products canned. Why don't they come here and tell us how their electrons have more energy, their ions can jump higher, and their particles are smaller than anyone else's?

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Thanks abeland1. Looking forward to hearing more about it.
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ACV, using the correct frequency and duty cycle will make the purest cs. Current limiting is a big factor as the silver sinters.
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Three factors will determine the quality of the colloidal silver that you make. The first is the water that you use. It must be distilled to a high degree of purity. You will need to check that the water you are using is pure enough. The distilled water sold in grocery stores in 1-gallon containers will generally be good enough. You will still need some way to check it. That can be done with a conductivity meter or by some method included in the design and function of whatever generator we use.

The second factor is the purity of the silver that we use. We want silver ions and preferably no other metals. We want to make a solution containing silver ions, as they are proven to benefit significantly. Many different metals can do us great harm. We must take every precaution to avoid taking toxic metals into our bodies. That is why we use only 9999 silver wire and insist on a certificate of analysis showing the present impurities. In the case of the highest quality silver, the most significant contamination will be copper, which is not bad in small amounts. That will be the case with silver that comes directly from silver ore. If you buy silver without an assay certificate, it could contain scraps from manufacturing facilities that alloy silver with any other metals. So it's not just a matter of it being 9999, but what is the nature of the additional .01%. When we make colloidal silver, the result is a liquid solution with silver in parts per million (PPM). It makes no sense to try to economize on this. If we consider making colloidal silver at a strength of 10 PPM, for example, 1 ounce of silver wire could theoretically make 100,000 ounces or 1500 gallons of colloidal silver.

The third factor is the amount of time that we allow the process. Hydrogen will appear at the cathode (the negatively charged electrode, where electrons enter the water), and oxygen will appear at the anode (the positively charged electrode). In the days of the 3 9 V battery and silver coins method, we would wait until we saw a cloud. We were told that pieces of silver had formed in the water and stopped the process soon after. In reality, the cloud was created by hydrogen and oxygen microbubbles which meant that the process was in a runaway mode. If you were lucky, disconnecting the batteries at that point would perhaps get you a five PPM colloidal silver solution. It would not keep its strength very long as the larger particles quickly collide with and absorb the silver ions. A few of us promoted using current limitations to prevent the runaway condition. Some of us noted that the higher resistance we used, the better results we obtained in higher PPM and stability. Many of us tried every conceivable method of stirring to allow the use of a higher current to speed up the process. All of my efforts in this direction failed. I could not get around the fact that for a given surface area of silver anode only a certain amount of current was allowed. There is a region surrounding the anode called the Nernst diffusion area. That region will only allow a specific density of ions to exist before they agglomerate into larger particles. So for those with your setups for making colloidal silver, try reducing the current and allowing more time, and let us know the results.
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The 1 gallon per day colloidal silver generator
I joined a forum called “Gold is Money2”. It is a forum for responsible individuals and serious investors. One sub-forums Is devoted to alternative health and colloidal silver. I started posting on this forum about what I have learned about making colloidal silver. I was greeted enthusiastically. With the help of their input, I decided to make a 1 gallon per day colloidal silver generator. As these people could afford to spend money for the best in life, I designed a no-compromise generator. It would produce 1 gallon per day of colloidal silver of strength over 20 PPM with small particle size and stability that would allow it to be stored in clear glass containers for an unlimited time. We are still selling this same unit some 20 years later. The cost for this unit is over $200 as it includes over 3 ounces of AtlasNova 9999 silver wire. Many of these make colloidal silver for large families, and many more are used commercially. The more enterprising customers of these units secure a supply of bottles and labels and develop a local business with one great advantage. A little-known fact is that colloidal silver does not travel well. Vibration causes the ions to collide and form larger particles until they drop out of the solution, becoming tiny black dots at the bottom of the bottle. I confirmed this with one of the 1st gallons I made with the 1 gallon per day generator. I shipped a friend in Florida 1 gallon that measured 22 ppm, asking him to send it back to me. UPS ground both ways. When I got it back, it measured only seven ppm. Even if the manufacturer used the proper method and took the required time to make it properly, it would still have to be shipped. So if people really can’t handle making it themselves, they should buy it from a local source.

The one gallon colloidal silver generator (CSG-1G) will enable you to make a gallon of high quality colloidal silver in 24 hours (more or less), depending on the quality of your distilled water. Powered by a universal power supply. Designed, manufactured, and assembled in the USA.SKU: CSG-1G
https://imgur.com/a/FWpNmul

The one-gallon jar that is supplied will be clean when you receive it. However, a good idea would be to fill it half full of distilled water. Replace the cap tightly and give it a good deal of motion so that any dust particles that may have entered will now be in the water.

Then dispose off the water. Pour distilled water into the jar. Do not fill the jar beyond 1 inch below the top of the jar.
https://imgur.com/a/IWJXKlv

Make sure that the toggle switch on the printed circuit board (generator) is in the fully upright position. The sliding potentiometer should be positioned all the way to the left. Insert the silver wires into the holes as shown.

https://imgur.com/a/LHqHF4F

Place the printed circuit board (generator) with the silver wires on to the jar. Make sure that none of the silver wires are touching any part of the jar where the water is present. The silver wires should be as far apart as possible.
https://imgur.com/a/ARY7DKv


Plug the Universal Power Supply into a standard AC outlet.
Once the power supply is plugged in, you will see the red LED lit to confirm that your generator is ON.

Plug the test leads into the Multimeter at the two lower sockets on the meter. The top socket is not used. It is only there for measuring very high amperage.
https://imgur.com/a/KxSjhqk

Put the two test leads into the two outer test points on the generator as shown. The meter should read zero volts.
https://imgur.com/a/Yr1eEP9

Position the sliding potentiometer all the way to the left. This will give you the lowest current. As shown in the picture, our digital meter reads 163 microamps. Please note that the reading will vary depending on the quality of your distilled water. Positioning the sliding potentiometer all the way to the left will take longer to make colloidal silver but will give a much better result. This reading will increase slightly as time goes by. It will just take longer to get a good red laser beam but you will end up with a higher PPM and more stable colloidal silver.

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Positioning the sliding potentiometer all the way to the right will give you the highest current. As you can see in the picture, our digital meter reads 917 microamps. Please note that the reading will vary depending on the quality of your distilled water.

The position of the toggle switch points to the set of wires that will be the anode. By moving the toggle switch all the way to the left, the silver wires that were the anode will now serve as the cathode. You can set up your current the way you want. For these instructions, we will set our sliding potentiometer to the middle, keep the toggle switch all the way to the right, and set our current to 263 microamps. And we will continue the process.

It is now the next morning and you can see that the current has increased overnight to where it now reads 324 microamps.
https://imgur.com/a/Yki13T8

We now use our red laser pointer supplied with the kit and check to see that we have made a sufficient quantity of actual silver particles by seeing the red beam across the jar n dim room light. The first picture was taken in a bright room and the second picture was taken in a dark room.
https://imgur.com/a/IwvAqAD

https://imgur.com/a/9R2ij24

The red laser beam indicates that we have made particulate silver as well as ionic. As you can see by this picture, we have a nice strong red beam even in normal indoor room light. The water itself is still crystal clear. This means that we have avoided making overly large particles.
In the days before good laser pointers were available; the only way we had to ensure that we had made larger particles was for the water to turn yellow. You will find many people who, because of this, still believe that Colloidal Silver should be yellow in color. The fact is that a yellow color Colloidal Silver indicates particles in excess of 40 nanometers in size. Clear color means smaller particles. Small particles are better. Please note that if you have any kind of equipment to check your PPM, make sure that the toggle switch is in the fully UPRIGHT position before doing so.

n this picture we have submerged the probe of our Amber Electronic Conductivity Meter to measure the value of conductivity in Microsiemens. (Please note that our toggle switch is in UPRIGHT position). This is the same value for the PPM (parts per million) of the ionic part of our colloidal silver. As you can see in our picture, our PPM reads 16.2.
We are now finished with the process of making our one-gallon of colloidal silver. Unplug the universal power supply, remove the generator from the jar and clean the silver wires with the supplied scrubbing pad. Two or three swipes should suffice.

https://imgur.com/a/U66M1OB

We now have a one-gallon of better colloidal silver than can be purchased at a store. We can do this hundreds of times before we have to buy more silver wire. You can just put the lid back on the jar to cover your One Gallon Colloidal Silver until you’re ready to use it.

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HOUSTON – (July 11, 2012) – Rice University researchers have settled a long-standing controversy over the mechanism by which silver nanoparticles, the most widely used nanomaterial in the world, kill bacteria.

Their work comes with a warning: Use enough. If you don’t kill them, you make them stronger.

Scientists have long known that silver ions, which flow from nanoparticles when oxidized, are deadly to bacteria. Silver nanoparticles are used just about everywhere, including in cosmetics, socks, food containers, detergents, sprays and a wide range of other products to stop the spread of germs.

But scientists have also suspected silver nanoparticles themselves may be toxic to bacteria, particularly the smallest of them at about 3 nanometers. Not so, according to the Rice team that reported its results this month in the American Chemical Society journal Nano Letters.

In fact, when the possibility of ionization is taken away from silver, the nanoparticles are practically benign in the presence of microbes, said Pedro Alvarez, George R. Brown Professor and chair of Rice’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department.
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“You would be surprised how often people market things without a full mechanistic understanding of their function,” said Alvarez, who studies the fate of nanoparticles in the environment and their potential toxicity, particularly to humans. “The prefix ‘nano’ can be a double-edged sword. It can help you sell a product, and in other cases it might elicit concerns about potential unintended consequences.”

He said the straightforward answer to the decade-old question is that the insoluble silver nanoparticles do not kill cells by direct contact. But soluble ions, when activated via oxidation in the vicinity of bacteria, do the job nicely.

To figure that out, the researchers had to strip the particles of their powers. “Our original expectation was that the smaller a particle is, the greater the toxicity,” said Zongming Xiu, a Rice postdoctoral researcher and lead author of the paper. Xiu set out to test nanoparticles, both commercially available and custom-synthesized from 3 to 11 nanometers, to see whether there was a correlation between size and toxicity.

“We could not get consistent results,” he said. “It was very frustrating and really weird.”

Xiu decided to test nanoparticle toxicity in an anaerobic environment – that is, sealed inside a chamber with no exposure to oxygen — to control the silver ions’ release. He found that the filtered particles were a lot less toxic to microbes than silver ions.

Working with the lab of Rice chemist Vicki Colvin, the team then synthesized silver nanoparticles inside the anaerobic chamber to eliminate any chance of oxidation. “We found the particles, even up to a concentration of 195 parts per million, were still not toxic to bacteria,” Xiu said. “But for the ionic silver, a concentration of about 15 parts per billion would kill all the bacteria present. That told us the particle is 7,665 times less toxic than the silver ions, indicating a negligible toxicity.”

“The point of that experiment,” Alvarez said, “was to show that a lot of people were obtaining data that was confounded by a release of ions, which was occurring during exposure they perhaps weren’t aware of.”

Ions, not particles, make silver toxic to bacteria.
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This forum is a great resource. Every other post in the thread is the equivalent of a 5 year old thinking they know how to do calculus. I can tell by reading the other posts that most people here don't even know what they don't know. Colloidal silver has to be made in a certain way and it has to be a certain particle size (within a very small range) for it to be beneficial to the body. Too large and it will become largely useless, too small and it can also damage healthy tissue. Learn what you are actually doing/making before you just go out and buy a glorified 9v battery colloidal silver generator. If your final result has a strong tyndall effect you have done it wrong. Well made colloidal silver will be a nice straw yellow color and have almost zero tyndall effect.
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Makers of colloidal silver used the Tyndall effect with a tightly focused light beam before low-cost lasers became available. The many modes of scattering and the exaggerated scattering effect made possible by the laser energy’s coherent nature enabled people to get an idea of the particles they were making in the range up to 1 µm. A laser beam enables the detection of particles beginning in the size of 30 to 40 nm. That allows makers to stop the process before the particles became ever larger and agglomerate to the point where the colloid would turn yellow.

We have come a long way since then. I think we’ve come to the point where we should stop using the term colloidal. With silver ions, individual atoms, we have a silver solution, not a silver colloid. This change in the naming of what we are interested in the making would also eliminate the confusion caused by those who include ingredients other than pure water and pure silver. These consist of all sorts of things, proteins, acids, sugars, and who knows what. That enables some marketers to claim very high PPM values. PPM of what? Who knows? It gives the whole effort a bad name. That may be the biggest problem that we have with the FDA. We need to set some standards. Using the straightforward methods outlined on this thread, we can all make 10 to 15 ppm clear silver solutions reliably. With advanced automated techniques and an extended length of time, we will soon make a 50 ppm clear silver solution. I think it would be of great benefit for us to agree on what we’re trying to accomplish.

So this is what we want to measure, silver ions. Silver ions in a water solution, the version of colloidal silver that we generate, is measured by its conductivity. Pure water is an insulator. Perfectly pure water would have infinite resistance. The inverse of resistance is conductance. The unit of measurement for conductance is the siemen. It is a fortunate coincidence that one part per million of ionic colloidal silver in a solution of water is equal to one microsiemen.

When I started experimenting with making colloidal silver, ionic colloidal silver, a test instrument that measured microsiemens accurately cost thousands of dollars. In the last few years, conductivity meters have become available to do this for under $20. They give us the ability to test colloidal silver. The other way they contested is to make sure that it is clear. Ionic colloidal silver should always be clear.
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Recent studies with silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and the history of silver metal as a broad-spectrum bactericidal and virucidal agent place silver as one of the future biocidal candidates in the field of nanomedicine to eliminate bacteria and viruses, especially multidrug-resistant ones. In this review, we have described the various morphologies of AgNPs and correlated the enhanced bactericidal activity with their prominent facets. In addition to prioritizing the characterization, we have also discussed the importance of quantifying AgNPs and silver ion content (Ag+) and their different mechanisms at the chemical, biological, pharmacological, and toxicological levels. The mechanism of action of AgNPs against various bacteria and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, was analyzed to understand its effectiveness as an antimicrobial agent with therapeutic efficacy and low toxicity. Further, there is a need to characterize AgNPs and quantify the content of free Ag+ to implement new systematic studies of this promising agent in nanomedicine and clinical practice.
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Stay away from all the snake oil salesmen. Very few of them have any idea what they’re making and selling. There is no need to buy any particular thing from any specific supplier.

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Makers of colloidal silver used the Tyndall effect with a tightly focused light beam before low-cost lasers became available. The many modes of scattering and the exaggerated scattering effect made possible by the laser energy’s coherent nature enabled people to get an idea of the particles they were making in the range up to 1 µm. A laser beam enables the detection of particles beginning in the size of 30 to 40 nm. That allows makers to stop the process before the particles became ever larger and agglomerate to the point where the colloid would turn yellow.

We have come a long way since then. I think we’ve come to the point where we should stop using the term colloidal. With silver ions, individual atoms, we have a silver solution, not a silver colloid. This change in the naming of what we are interested in the making would also eliminate the confusion caused by those who include ingredients other than pure water and pure silver. These consist of all sorts of things, proteins, acids, sugars, and who knows what. That enables some marketers to claim very high PPM values. PPM of what? Who knows? It gives the whole effort a bad name. That may be the biggest problem that we have with the FDA. We need to set some standards. Using the straightforward methods outlined on this thread, we can all make 10 to 15 ppm clear silver solutions reliably. With advanced automated techniques and an extended length of time, we will soon make a 50 ppm clear silver solution. I think it would be of great benefit for us to agree on what we’re trying to accomplish.

So this is what we want to measure, silver ions. Silver ions in a water solution, the version of colloidal silver that we generate, is measured by its conductivity. Pure water is an insulator. Perfectly pure water would have infinite resistance. The inverse of resistance is conductance. The unit of measurement for conductance is the siemen. It is a fortunate coincidence that one part per million of ionic colloidal silver in a solution of water is equal to one microsiemen.

When I started experimenting with making colloidal silver, ionic colloidal silver, a test instrument that measured microsiemens accurately cost thousands of dollars. In the last few years, conductivity meters have become available to do this for under $20. They give us the ability to test colloidal silver. The other way they contested is to make sure that it is clear. Ionic colloidal silver should always be clear.
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https://imgur.com/a/Cnlul5f

We now use our red laser pointer included with the kit to confirm the fact that we have made actual particles as well as the ions that are measured by an electrical conductivity meter. If we include the particles in our measurement, which are not shown by conductivity, the true PPM would be 17 to 18 in parts per 1,000,000.

In the days before good laser pointers were available; the only way we had to ensure that we had made larger particles was for the water to turn yellow. You will find many people who still believe that Colloidal Silver should be yellow because of this. The fact is that a yellow color Colloidal Silver indicates particles over 40 nanometers in size. Clear color, like water, means smaller particles. Small particles are better. Some people refer to silver particles this small as nanosilver.
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If you have been researching colloidal silver, you have likely concluded that it is best to make your own. Many people try the 3 9 volt method to do this at a low cost, which is wildly unpredictable in its results. Here is a device of elegant simplicity that will reliably produce colloidal silver of quality equal or better to what is commercially available.
Let’s take the CSG one out for a ride
We have purchased our distilled water and we’re going to measure it with a lab quality conductance meter. We confirm that it is distilled and measures 1.4 microsiemens. An increase in the microsiemens reading as we progress will indicate directly the parts per million (ppm) value of the electrically isolated silver (EIS) that we have made.

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https://imgur.com/a/e3Y2AFG

2 pieces of 4-inch 12 gauge pure 9999 silver wire
1 piece of scrubbing pad (to clean the silver wires)
1 Atlasnova red laser pointer (no batteries)
Please note that the color of the body of the red laser pointer will vary depending on what’s available in our stock.
To complete the parts and equipment in making colloidal silver using our CSG-1, you need to purchase the following:
1 9-volt battery
Distilled water
2 AAA batteries for the red laser pointer
Clean 12-ounce clear glass

You will receive your generator as shown in the picture below:
https://imgur.com/a/17dakwt

After you have bought 1 nine-volt battery and distilled water, all you need to do is
connect the nine-volt battery to the battery connector, as shown below.

https://imgur.com/a/HJHYlkK

Pour distilled water into a clean 12-ounce clear glass. Do not fill your glass beyond 1
inch below the top of the glass.

https://imgur.com/a/CsKaMvQ


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Place the generator on the rim of the glass as shown in the picture. Make sure that the silver wires are not touching each other. Position the printed circuit board (generator) on the rim of the glass in such a way that the ends of the silver wires in the water are near the center of the water, and keep the silver wires at least 1 inch away from any glass surface in the water. Also, make sure that any part of the generator (printed circuit board)is not touching the water.
We can see that the LED is only faintly glowing. If it glows any brighter than this, it would indicate that the water we are using is not of the purity required for making colloidal silver. Note that we have taken this picture in very bright light.
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In this picture, we have turned all our lights off and because of this it is much easier to see the LED’s brightness.
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It is now a bit more than two hours later and we can see that the LED is glowing much
brighter, indicating that we are running a much higher current than when we started. This indicates that we have generated enough ions to increase the conductivity of the water.
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To check if we are done with the process, place your finger on the generator and gently move the position of the wires, as shown in the picture above. Observe the change, if any, in the brightness of the LED. If the LED dims noticeably when we moved the wires in the water, we are not finished.
It is important to gently move the position of your generator the when you see the red LED glowing brighter during the process.

In this picture we can see that the LED is much less bright after we have moved the position of the silver wires.
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This is confirmed by measuring the PPM of the water in the glass. It reads slightly over
two PPM. So we continue the process.
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We are now 3 hours into the process, our conductivity meter reads 5 PPM, and we
continue the process.
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We are now five hours into the process and we can see that the LED is once again at full brightness. At this time, we will once again do the finger test. We observe that the LED’s brightness remains the same when we press on the generator. This means that we have achieved well over 10 PPM strength of colloidal silver. Please note that your process could be less than 5 hours depending on the quality of your distilled water.
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Remove the generator from the water and clean the silver wire with a green scouring pad supplied. Two or three swipes should be sufficient.

We confirm this with the use of our electrical conductivity meter. It reads 15.1 PPM.

We now use our red laser pointer included with the kit to confirm the fact that we have made actual particles as well as the ions that are measured by an electrical conductivity meter. If we include the particles in our measurement, which are not shown by conductivity, the true PPM would be 17 to 18 in parts per 1,000,000.

In the days before good laser pointers were available; the only way we had to ensure that we had made larger particles was for the water to turn yellow. You will find many people who still believe that Colloidal Silver should be yellow because of this. The fact is that a yellow color Colloidal Silver indicates particles over 40 nanometers in size. Clear color, like water, means smaller particles. Small particles are better. Some people refer to silver particles this small as nanosilver.
Filter the colloidal silver to remove any large particles that may have formed. A coffee maker filter of the unbleached variety is perfect for this.
We now have 12 ounces of better colloidal silver than can be purchased at a store. We can do this hundreds of times before we have to buy more silver wire.

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Have we found the true cause of diabetes, stroke and Alzheimer’s?
Does this one microbe cause heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, Parkinson’s, pre-term birth, pancreatic cancer, and kidney disease… and does that mean we can beat them?
For decades, health experts have been lecturing us about our bad habits, blaming them for the surge in “lifestyle diseases”. These often come on as we age and include heart disease, Alzheimer’s, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. Worldwide, 70 per cent of all deaths are now attributed to these conditions. In the U.K., it is a whopping 90 per cent.

Too much red meat, too little fruit and veg, smoking, drinking, obesity and not enough exercise appear to make all these diseases more likely – and having any of them makes getting the others more likely. But no one really knows why, and we still haven’t worked out what causes any of them. Alzheimer’s is now one of the U.K.’s biggest killers, yet the main hypothesis for how it originates imploded this year after drugs based on it repeatedly failed. High blood cholesterol is blamed for heart attacks, except most people who have heart attacks don’t have it.

What we do know is that these conditions usually start causing symptoms later in life, and their prevalence is skyrocketing as we live longer. They all turn inflammation, the method our immune system uses to kill invaders, against us. And, by definition, these diseases aren’t communicable. They are down to bad habits and unlucky genes, not germs. Right?

Not necessarily. In disease after disease, we are finding that bacteria are covertly involved, invading organs, co-opting our immune systems to boost their own survival and slowly making bits of us break down. The implication is that we may eventually be able to defeat heart attacks or Alzheimer’s just by stopping these microbes.

Until now, bacteria’s involvement completely eluded us. That’s because they tend to work very slowly, stay dormant for long periods or hide inside cells. That makes them difficult to grow in culture, once the gold standard for linking bacteria to disease. But now D.N.A. sequencing has revealed bacteria in places they were never supposed to be, manipulating inflammation in just the ways observed in these diseases.

The findings are so contrary to received wisdom and emerging in so many diseases, each with its own separate research community, that awareness of all this is only starting to hit the mainstream (See “Germ theory“). And predictably, as with any paradigm shift, there is resistance.

But some researchers, frustrated by years of failure to find causes, and therefore real treatments, for the diseases of ageing, are cautiously excited. And with reason: this could change everything.

The worst culprits, which seem to play a role in the widest range of ailments, are the bacteria that cause gum disease. This is the most widespread disease of ageing – in fact, “the most prevalent disease of mankind”, says Maurizio Tonettiat the University of Hong Kong. In the U.S., 42 per cent of those aged 30 or above have gum disease, but that rises to 60 percent in those 65 and older. It has been measured at 88 percent in Germany.

Strikingly, many of the afflictions of ageing – from rheumatoid arthritis to Parkinson’s – aremore likely, more severe, or both, in people with gum disease. It is possible that some third thing goes wrong, leading to both gum disease and the other maladies. But there is increasing evidence that the relationship is direct: the bacteria behind gum disease help cause the others.

Circumstantial evidence is certainly damning. In the U.S., states that put federal Medicaid funds towards people’s dental costs, including those related to preventing or treating gum disease, ultimately pay between 31 and 67 per cent less than states that don’t, to help those people later with heart attacks, diabetes, strokes and cancer. Private insurance companies report similar patterns, says David Ojcius at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco.

But how can the bacteria that cause gum disease play a role in all these conditions? To answer that, we have to look at how they turn the immune system against us.

Your mouth hosts more than 1000 species of bacteria, in a stable community where potential bad actors are kept in check by peaceful bacteria around them. Elsewhere in the body, including on the skin or the lining of the gut, communities of bacteria live on a continuous sheet of cells, where the outermost layer is constantly shed, getting rid of invasive bacteria. But your teeth can’t cast off a layer like that, says Tonetti. There, the bacteria live on a hard surface, which pierces through the protective outer sheet of cells.

When the plaque the bacteria on your teeth live in builds up enough to harden and spread under the gum, it triggers inflammation: immune cells flood in and destroy both microbes and our own infected cells (see Diagram). If this goes on too long, an oxygen-poor pocket develops between gum and tooth. A handful of bacteria take advantage of this and multiply. One of them, Porphyromonas gingivalis, is especially insidious, disrupting the stable bacterial community and prolonging inflammation.
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In the natural world, more than 99% of all bacteria exist as biofilms (Costerton et al. 1987). Biofilms are the protective structures created by the colonies of pathogens in order to evade the effects of antibiotic drugs. They are protected by an extracellular matrix held together by proteins and polysaccharides commonly referred to as extracellular polymeric substance. This affects the efficiency of the strongest of antibiotics and biofilms can be as much as a thousand times more resistant than planktonic cells. The growth of biofilms is a major problem within the healthcare and food industries. Biofilms can form on many medical implants such as catheters, artificial hips and contact lenses. According to the National Institute of Health more than 60% of all infections are caused by biofilms. These include, but are not limited to endocarditis, cystic fibrosis, otitis media, chronic prostatitis, urinary tract infections, dental plaque infections, gingivitis, periodontitis, chronic sinusitis, burn wound infections and bone infections (Kim 2001).

Many recent studies have demonstrated conclusively that antimicrobial silver can penetrate through the bacterial biofilms to completely destroy them and can even prevent microbes from developing biofilms. As compared to the antibiotics, silver is proposed to be less affected by the micro-environmental variations found in biofilms due to its multimodal mechanism of action (Bjarnsholt et al. 2007).
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The antibacterial effect and mechanism of action of a silver ion solution that was electrically generated were investigated for Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli by analyzing the growth, morphology, and ultrastructure of the bacterial cells following treatment with the silver ion solution. Bacteria were exposed to the silver ion solution for various lengths of time, and the antibacterial effect of the solution was tested using the conventional plate count method and flow cytometric (FC) analysis. Reductions of more than 5 log10 CFU/ml of both S. aureus and E. coli bacteria were confirmed after 90 min of treatment with the silver ion solution. Significant reduction of S. aureus and E. coli cells was also observed by FC analysis; however, the reduction rate determined by FC analysis was less than that determined by the conventional plate count method. These differences may be attributed to the presence of bacteria in an active but nonculturable (ABNC) state after treatment with the silver ion solution. Transmission electron microscopy showed considerable changes in the bacterial cell membranes upon silver ion treatment, which might be the cause or consequence of cell death. In conclusion, the results of the present study suggest that silver ions may cause S. aureus and E. coli bacteria to reach an ABNC state and eventually die.
The main problem is that no standard exists for what we call “colloidal silver.” There are all sorts of concoctions that can be made and legitimately called colloidal silver. The word colloidal only means suspended in liquid, that’s all. For example, homogenized milk could be called colloidal butterfat. That’s what it is, globules of fat suspended. It could be whole milk or skim milk, and you would know the amount of fat within the milk. You can be confident that it will contain a certain butterfat amount when you buy a certain kind of milk. That is far from true when you purchase so-called colloidal silver. Some colloidal silver is sold with instructions to “shake the bottle.” The particles are so large that they rest on the bottom until shaken. Many of these preparations have silver particles coated with substances that hold them in suspension. Silver ions kill viruses, fungi, and bacteria. The silver ion is a single atom of silver, positively charged. A single atom is the smallest possible particle.
When a situation exists that a person cannot count on getting the same thing twice, you can’t blame them for staying away. That’s too bad because silver can improve people’s quality of life. The fact that there is no money to be made from it. Pharmaceutical companies cannot patent it. Some of us are willing to understand a few principles and abide by them. To these people that “the art of making colloidal silver” is addressed.
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Ok tards.

1. Use square waves 0-12V (can't remember the frequency) Build a square wave generator with a 555 chip

2. Use a hot-plate ( I start it at ~70C)

3. Use only distilled water, have everything immaculately clean, washed with distilled water


4. I used 1 x large Stainless Steel spoon as an electrode, and 1 x 99.95% pure silver bar
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I have some droppers, used to buy nano colloidal in a hug that cost me 150 bucks. I will be saving this thread and going through it, very interesting topic that I've not really dove into.
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You have to have medical grade silver.
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Ok tards.

1. Use square waves 0-12V (can't remember the frequency) Build a square wave generator with a 555 chip

2. Use a hot-plate ( I start it at ~70C)

3. Use only distilled water, have everything immaculately clean, washed with distilled water


4. I used 1 x large Stainless Steel spoon as an electrode, and 1 x 99.95% pure silver bar
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"1. Use square waves 0-12V (can't remember the frequency) Build a square wave generator with a 555 chip"
Applying a square wave to the anode " silver" is one way to limit the current and prevent a " runaway" effect. However, if you are going to the trouble of constructing a square wave generator, why not just use a single resistor for the same effect?

"2. Use a hot-plate ( I start it at ~70C)"
Stirring of any kind, thermal or mechanical, is unnecessary as long as I use a sufficiently low current.

"3. Use only distilled water, have everything immaculately clean, washed with distilled water"
Agreed.


"4. I used 1 x large Stainless Steel spoon as an electrode, and 1 x 99.95% pure silver bar"
Congratulations on your ingenuity in going ahead and making your own colloidal silver. I used the maple leafs for many years before I started having my own silver wire made by a special refinery to the purity of 99997. The smooth surface of wire works out much better and costs less as much less is wasted by the collection of crud, which is caused by the many fine little indentations of the maple leaf coins.
https://imgur.com/ju1vR36

I have a problem with your suggestion of using stainless steel for the cathode of your generator. I am perfectly capable of accidentally reversing a couple of wires. That has no effect if I use nothing but pure silver in my process. Using stainless steel, I could become a social media star for big Pharma.
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Learn how to make colloidal silver
Stay away from all the snake oil salesmen. Very few of them have any idea what they’re making and selling. There is no need to buy any particular thing from any specific supplier. Here is a source of authentic, well-reviewed, accepted information with no commercial activity allowed:
Chemically produced Silver nanoparticles have been around for a long time. Dilute forms of silver nitrate were used before antibiotics dominated the field of medicine. It has become necessary to explore the antimicrobial properties of silver-based chemicals again because microbes have gained resistance against the wide range of present-day antibiotics. The advancements in medicine and technology started to merge to combat microbes' adaptability as they successfully become tolerant to antibiotics. It manifested in the form of current technology, Nanomedicine.
In recent years, silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) have been the subject of many studies due to their potential as antimicrobials. Their special and unique properties can be attributed to their smaller size and larger specific surface area. Many preparation processes have been proposed for controlling the physical or chemical characteristics of Ag NPs. The pharmaceutical industry is well aware of the problem of antibiotic resistance. They want to use silver. Silver is the obvious choice as an antibiotic, antifungal, and antiviral substance.
Pharmaceutical companies are developing patentable processes to produce Ag NPs with diameters of less than 10nm using a process that employs D-glucose as the reducing agent and soluble starch as the stabilizing agent. The particle sizes of Ag NPs are controlled by modifying reaction system parameters such as pH, temperature, and reactant concentrations. The choice of stabilizing agent is an essential factor for controlling the particle size of Ag NPs since it is reduced within the nanoscopic templates of the stabilizing agent.
The fact that the silver ions are the effective agents is well documented. They cannot sell silver ions as there is no profit in it. The freely available knowledge in "The art of making colloidal silver" and other publications have made it possible for anyone with access to water, silver, and electricity to make EIS, electrically isolated silver.
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Learn how to make colloidal silver
Stay away from all the snake oil salesmen. Very few of them have any idea what they’re making and selling. There is no need to buy any particular thing from any specific supplier. Here is a source of authentic, well-reviewed, accepted information with no commercial activity allowed:
Chemically produced Silver nanoparticles have been around for a long time. Dilute forms of silver nitrate were used before antibiotics dominated the field of medicine. It has become necessary to explore the antimicrobial properties of silver-based chemicals again because microbes have gained resistance against the wide range of present-day antibiotics. The advancements in medicine and technology started to merge to combat microbes' adaptability as they successfully become tolerant to antibiotics. It manifested in the form of current technology, Nanomedicine.
In recent years, silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) have been the subject of many studies due to their potential as antimicrobials. Their special and unique properties can be attributed to their smaller size and larger specific surface area. Many preparation processes have been proposed for controlling the physical or chemical characteristics of Ag NPs. The pharmaceutical industry is well aware of the problem of antibiotic resistance. They want to use silver. Silver is the obvious choice as an antibiotic, antifungal, and antiviral substance.

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Ok tards.

1. Use square waves 0-12V (can't remember the frequency) Build a square wave generator with a 555 chip

2. Use a hot-plate ( I start it at ~70C)

3. Use only distilled water, have everything immaculately clean, washed with distilled water


4. I used 1 x large Stainless Steel spoon as an electrode, and 1 x 99.95% pure silver bar
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"1. Use square waves 0-12V (can't remember the frequency) Build a square wave generator with a 555 chip"
Applying a square wave to the anode " silver" is one way to limit the current and prevent a " runaway" effect. However, if you are going to the trouble of constructing a square wave generator, why not just use a single resistor for the same effect?

"2. Use a hot-plate ( I start it at ~70C)"
Stirring of any kind, thermal or mechanical, is unnecessary as long as I use a sufficiently low current.

"3. Use only distilled water, have everything immaculately clean, washed with distilled water"
Agreed.


"4. I used 1 x large Stainless Steel spoon as an electrode, and 1 x 99.95% pure silver bar"
Congratulations on your ingenuity in going ahead and making your own colloidal silver. I used the maple leafs for many years before I started having my own silver wire made by a special refinery to the purity of 99997. The smooth surface of wire works out much better and costs less as much less is wasted by the collection of crud, which is caused by the many fine little indentations of the maple leaf coins.
https://imgur.com/ju1vR36

I have a problem with your suggestion of using stainless steel for the cathode of your generator. I am perfectly capable of accidentally reversing a couple of wires. That has no effect if I use nothing but pure silver in my process. Using stainless steel, I could become a social media star for big Pharma.
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Re square waves...if you read some of the patents, the pros use different wave forms at varying frequencies over the run.


The hot plate I used is only for heating.

Goid on you for being safe, and depriving big pharma of further sales


One day I may try with silver rod, but I worry it will take too long due to reduced surface area
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"Re square waves...if you read some of the patents, the pros use different wave forms at varying frequencies over the run."
Applying square waves to the anode interrupts the flow of ions before it can be fully established. This is the same thing the " bubblers systems" do.
"The hot plate I used is only for heating."
Many colloidal silver generators are sold with coffee cup warmers to induce thermal storing to run more current. I have found this to be a losing battle.
"Goid on you for being safe, and depriving big pharma of further sales"
Big Pharma knows that ionic silver is the most effective disinfectant and preventive medicine. They are putting a lot of money and effort into finding a way to produce it in a patentable way and impossible for the individual to duplicate. That is what the " nano particle" business is all about.
"One day I may try with silver rod, but I worry it will take too long due to reduced surface area"
How much current are you running? If you switch over to DC and put a one or two hundred Kohm pot and a one Kohm resistor in series, you can read micro amps across the resistor on the two volts range. If you keep lowering the current, you will eventually reach a point where you can run for 24 HRS without turning yellow. It will be very interesting to compare the ionic strength.
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Argyria is the graying of the skin. Colloidal silver can be produced either chemically or electrically. Argyria is a result of ingesting high doses of chemically produced colloidal silver. There has never been a case of Argyria caused by electrically produced colloidal silver.
Please be clear about this, electrically produced silver colloid does not cause Argyria. Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide have been taking electrically produced colloidal silver for decades. The concern is with silver salts, not colloidal silver.
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Chemically produced colloidal silver causes Argyria. Colloidal silver was widely used in the early 1900s. Scientists at the time discovered that if they chemically combined the silver colloid with a protein, it would not only be better digested, they could produce it in greater concentration.
This led to silver nitrate and silver salts. Before the early 1900s, there had never been any adverse side effects with ingesting silver, so testing the toxicity was not a big concern. But before the toxicity was tested, doctors had already begun to use it on their patients.
As we know now, silver nitrate and other silver salts were toxic in high doses. It caused Argyria, cosmetic bluing, or graying of the skin produced by a build-up of un-dissolved silver particles in the tissues.
EPA and CDC Conclusion
The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Poison Control Center reports no toxicity listing for Colloidal Silver; it is therefore considered harmless. Dr. Samuel Etris, a senior consultant at the Silver Institute, stated that there has never been any allergenic, toxic or carcinogenic reactions to colloidal silver. The U.S. Government’s Center for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed that fact in 1995.
However, all of the silver salts are identified as toxic, although the only adverse effect noted is Argyria. Therefore, the concern is with silver salts not colloidal silver.
In the case of an improperly prepared silver colloid, even though produced by electrolysis, compounds may be produced such as silver oxide, silver chloride, silver nitrate, etc., which have been recorded as having side effects that are detrimental to health.
Using the proper solution, there are never any side effects and using true colloidal silver does no harm to the essential bacteria found in our intestinal tract.
Colloidal silver should not be used along with intravenous EDTA chelation, as silver is a metal and EDTA works by absorbing and removing metals from the blood. For this reason, the two work in opposition to each other.
Colloidal silver is non-toxic, non-addictive, and has no side effects. The body develops no tolerance to colloidal silver and one cannot overdose.
Colloidal silver cannot cause harm to the liver, kidneys, or any other organ in the body.
If you are allergic to silver, do not use Colloidal Silver. If your skin reacts to silver when you wear silver jewelry, such as breaking out in a rash, you are most likely allergic to silver..
Colloidal silver is odorless, harmless to eyes, contains no free radicals, is harmless to human enzymes and has no reaction with other medications. It improves digestion, aids in the regeneration of damaged cells and tissues, strengthens the immune system, and helps prevent colds, flu, and all other diseases caused by bacteria, virus, fungus, or parasites. Colloidal silver is the strongest, safest broad-spectrum antibiotic known today.

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Atlasnova’s colloidal silver starter kit was my first effort to put something together to help people make their colloidal silver. We had been only selling the 9999 silver wire up to that point. Many customers for the silver wire would ask our advice on making colloidal silver. That was over 20 years ago, and the widely accepted method was adding salt and letting the current run wild, just letting things go until it turned yellow with a lot of gunk. Using a resistor to limit the current solves that problem. The laser determines when to stop the process. The batteries, the resistor, and the two electrodes separated in the water are connected in series.
When the multimeter probes are placed across the series resistor, they read the voltage dropped by the resistor. That represents the four 9V batteries (36 V) minus the voltage of the two silver wire electrodes. If the distilled water is of high quality, the voltage across the resistor will be relatively low as the current will be minimal. As more and more silver ions enter the distilled water, the water will become more conductive. That increases the current in the circuit, causing the voltage across the resistor to increase gradually. The voltage increase across the resistor will slow at a certain time, indicating that the ion production slows and larger particles form. The laser pointer’s beam’s visibility allows the user to stop the process before the solution becomes yellow. The multimeter will not measure the PPM of your resulting colloidal silver. You will need to purchase a TDS or EC meter to indicate this. They are available on eBay for under $20.
You can use the following instructions for the starter kit as a guide.You will need a multi-meter. A laser pointer is not absolutely necessary but it can be of great help to a beginner. As long as you are using pure silver and distilled water you can not go wrong. It's all good.

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Here's a picture showing how the 9V batteries are connected in series.
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Next, find the resistor and form a loop to be able to insert it into the probes from the multimeter. Then, attach an alligator clip to each jumper cable to one of the tests lead tip points.
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Next, find the resistor and form a loop to be able to insert it into the probes from the multimeter. Then, attach an alligator clip to each jumper cable to one of the tests lead tip points.
https://imgur.com/4YehDvR

Attach an alligator clip from the unused jumper cable to one of the battery terminals that are still exposed, and the other end of this cable clip onto the end of one of the lengths of silver wire. Remember the two jumper cables attached to the resistor and test probes? Choose one of these and attach the free end to the remaining battery terminal that is still exposed. Attach the free end of the remaining cable to the other piece of silver wire as shown. Turn the control on the multimeter to two hundred volts DC, as shown in the picture. When the two silver wires are separated, it should read zero volts.

https://imgur.com/xVGL2hd

Now, you need a spotless, clear glass. You need to rinse it many times with tap water and then rinse it with some of the distilled water (we buy ours from Wal-Mart) that you will be using to make your colloidal silver. You will then fill the glass almost to the top with your distilled water.

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Place the silver wires at opposite ends of the glass containing the distilled water as shown. Make sure that the silver wires are not touching each another. We also do not want any silver wire immersed in the distilled water to touch the glass.
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It is at this point that the red laser pointer comes into play. Actual particles will start to form now as the ions will cluster together and no longer exist as ions but clumps of silver atoms forming colloidal silver. If these clumps of atoms exceed a diameter of forty nanometers, our water will begin to take on a yellow tinge. Long before this, our laser light will detect the colloidal particles, as even microscopic particles can scatter laser light as it travels through a medium, in this case, water. The less ambient light that is present, the easier it will be to see the presence of the particles. The whole purpose is to achieve the maximum amount of ionic silver while limiting the particle size. Start using your laser pointer once the voltmeter approaches thirty volts, preferably in the dark.
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The beam will still be visible even in normal room light as the process continues. You will be done, and you will have made a solution of colloidal silver as good as or better than anything you can buy at any price.
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As you can see, the voltage dropped across the resistor is 20.4 volts. The reading of 20.4 volts indicates that the distilled water, in this case, is not of the same quality as used in the picture below. If this is as good water as you can get, it is still okay to use for making colloidal silver. Keep in mind that the ultimate quality of the colloidal silver that you make depends greatly on the purity of the water used at the start.
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Here is the same configuration using a different brand of distilled water. The voltage reading of 4.3 volts across the resistor indicates a current of less than 0.1 milliamps. That is the maximum amount that is allowable in terms of how good your distilled water is. If it reads much more than that, you need to find a better source of distilled water.
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To speed up the process, you can move the silver wires closer together so that you may generate ions more quickly. The more ions in the water, the higher the water's conductivity, which allows more current to flow. You will now allow the process to continue.
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It is at this point that the red laser pointer comes into play. Actual particles will start to form now as the ions will cluster together and no longer exist as ions but clumps of silver atoms forming colloidal silver. If these clumps of atoms exceed a diameter of forty nanometers, our water will begin to take on a yellow tinge. Long before this, our laser light will detect the colloidal particles, as even microscopic particles can scatter laser light as it travels through a medium, in this case, water. The less ambient light that is present, the easier it will be to see the presence of the particles. The whole purpose is to achieve the maximum amount of ionic silver while limiting the particle size. Start using your laser pointer once the voltmeter approaches thirty volts, preferably in the dark.

The beam will still be visible even in normal room light as the process continues. You will be done, and you will have made a solution of colloidal silver as good as or better than anything you can buy at any price.

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When I first started making colloidal silver, I knew that I only wanted small particles. I knew that by the time I had generated particles large enough to turn the solution yellow, the particles were larger than I wanted. Smaller particles, for a given PPM, have a greater surface area. It only made sense to me that in order to kill a microbe, the silver had to contact the microbe. There was also the fact the large particles would tend to lodge in areas of your body such as your skin and fingernails. Enough of this would turn these areas blue.
The geometry and the power supply voltage of your colloidal silver generator setup determine what resistor value should be used for the process. Since distilled water is a resistor, increasing the distance between the two electrodes means the two electrodes’ resistance increases proportionately. For example, in my generators, the simplest and least expensive one uses only 9 V. The electrodes are quite close together. With a suitable current limiting resistor, it takes 2 to 3 hours to accumulate ions in the water to reach the level necessary to reduce the water’s resistance to the point where the maximum current flows. The value of the series resistor will determine the maximum current. This resistor is in series with the power source and electrodes. The resistor’s value is determined by the maximum value of current you desire. For example, let’s say you build a setup that uses a 48 V DC supply. Using 48 V allows you to space the electrodes as far apart as the container opening allows and still can build up to maximum current in a reasonable length of time. 48 V DC is the maximum voltage that may be legally used to come into direct contact in an application accidentally. It is used in telephone systems. To determine the current limiting resistor’s value, you need to divide the voltage you are using by the amperage desired. For example:

48 V divided by .0005 or 500 µA equals 96,000 ohms. One hundred thousand ohms would be a standard value and would be available at your local radio shack. Resistors are specified as to the amount of power they can dissipate as heat. We are still talking about very little power here, so that the smallest resistor will do, one-quarter watt. RadioShack supplies these in pacts of five for $.99. If you had 24 V, a 50,000 ohm, also a standard value, would work.

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