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Making Colloidal Silver

 

 

Some Photos of Colloidal Silver Processing

 

 

                                                         

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A pair of “seasoned” 14 gauge 9999 pure silver wires.

They have been used to make a couple dozen batches of colloidal silver.  

 

 

 

        

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After 10 minutes run time just before stirring and wiping.

Not much to see, except a little residue accumulating on the wires.

 

 

 


 

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After 30 more minutes run time just before stirring and wiping.

The negative wire is very dirty with black silver oxide.

Brown silver hydroxide is falling off the positive wire where the colloidal silver particles are being ejected (and you can see it also form a bit of a cloud between the silver wires).

(New silver wires, and the heavier 12 gauge and 10 gauge silver wires, won't get this dirty.)

The brown silver hydroxide is produced, because some positively charged silver ions are being ejected from the positive silver wire, along with the colloidal silver nanoparticles. But all of those silver ions are reacting with the OH⁻ ions (hydroxyl ions) created by the electrolysis of the water molecules (electrolysis beaks apart the water molecules into OH⁻ ions and H+ ions).

No ionic silver exists in solution.  The insoluble ionic compound, silver hydroxide, which can be seen falling off the positive silver wire and the insoluble ionic compound, silver oxide, clinging to the negative wire, can be filtered out with a paper towel or paper coffee filters at the end.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A close-up of the silver wires at 30 minutes, just prior to stirring and wiping off the wires with a tissue, called for in the stirring and wiping protocol for LifeForce colloidal silver generators.

Both the silver oxide and silver hydroxide are insoluble ionic silver compounds, so all that remains in the distilled water are suspended colloidal silver nanoparticles (clumps of silver atoms starting at a dozen atoms up to many thousands of atoms for the large particles produced at 30 ppm and 40 ppm). 

Some of the two insoluble ionic silver compounds will fall off the silver wires when the machine is pulled off the jar to wipe them off, but they can be filtered out with coffee filters or a paper towel.

 

 

 

 Some Photos of Ionic Silver Processing

 

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Again we start with some "seasoned" 14 gauge silver wires, that have been used to make a couple dozen batches of colloidal silver.

 

 

 

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A pinch of salt was added to the distilled water and this photo is after 10 minutes of processing.  Notice the brighter LED compared to making colloidal silver at 10 minutes above.  This is due to the much higher conductivity of the salt solution.  Many colloidal silver generator makers suggest doing this to speed up the process, but there's a problem.

 

Notice the white streamers on the positive wire and the bubbles on the negative wire.  The white ionic compound silver chloride is being produced, not colloidal silver.  Since a pinch of salt is maybe a tenth or twentieth of a gram, this makes the salt solution 50 ppm to 100 ppm, so no colloidal silver will be made until all the salt has reacted with the silver being ejected from the positive silver wire.

 

The best that can happen is a mixture of mostly ionic silver chloride and a little colloidal silver.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Here is a close-up of the silver wires.  Notice the coating of silver chloride on the positive silver wire.

 

 

 

 

 

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 Here is a photo after 30 more minutes of processing.  Notice that there is much more cloudiness and the positive silver wire is heavily coated with silver chloride.  All of the pinch of salt has still not reacted with the silver being ejected from the positive wire.

 

 

 

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Here is a close-up of the silver wires in the photo above.  Notice the heavy coating of silver chloride on the positive wire.  No colloidal silver is being made, only the ionic silver compound silver chloride.

 

 

 

 

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