Colloidal Silver is often used as a natural alternative to antibiotics, wound and skin treatment, immune support and disease prevention.
Colloidal silver generators are typically difficult to use, cost-inefficient, and generate a less effective result. A new approach was therefore required to develop Ease-of-Use, improve cost-efficiency, and produce a more effective Nano Silver.
The IONX Colloidal Silver Generator is the first portable appliance to use ultrasound in the manufacture of silver nanoparticles. Device evolves colloidal silver technology while improving the effectiveness of the silver hydrosol.
Ultrasound influences the silver particle by bombarding its electromagnetic field with sound waves, accelerating the loss of electrons, while shaping its nano size attributes.
The IONX solves the problem of particle clumping, improves upon magnetic and bubble stirring, and standardizes a recommended 10 nanometer size particles in 20 minutes.
Limits of the Past
The colloidal silver generator has remained unchanged in its variable elements which often include: 1. Power Source, 2. Silver Rods, 3. Hydrosol Jar. 4. Agitator. The attempt is to develop a proper relationship with these components and generate smaller more effective particles, however limitations in previous technology would remain.
The applied and technical limitations include a gauge of silver rods which is not calibrated to the voltage applied, larger hydrosol containers with inefficient volumes and shapes, and an extended process time which contributes to the formation of larger colloids.
The most significant challenge however involves the agitator, which is necessary to keep particles separate and prevent larger aggregates from forming. Some colloidal silver generators simply leave this component out since it is cumbersome to implement, and often include aquarium tubes with water pumps or a magnetic stirrer in a pyramid flask. Yet these attempts would neither succeed in making nano silver since the agitator employed does not also affect the conductivity of the hydrosol, therefore reducing agents are offered to temporarily increase the ionic charge of the silver colloids, and reduce even larger oxides which are often the result.
Ions & Colloids
An ion is a element which has lost or gained an electron via a change like electrolysis. In chemistry this is referred to as a chemical change; further, there are two types of ions, anions with a negative charge, and cations with a positive charge. When silver has lost an electron during electrolyis, it is left with a net positive charge since it now has 46 electrons (-) from 47, while maintaining its 47 protons (+). Further, silver ions can be large or small with the smallest being of nano size, defined by a diameter of 1-100 nanometers. The nano silver cation is highly valued for its ionic charge and tiny particle size, both of which are produced by the IONX.
2H20 + 2Ag -> H2 + 2Ag(+) + 2OH(-)
Colloids are simply particles suspended in water, meaning they do not dissolve, and silver colloids are the insoluble particles (Ag) and oxides (Ag2O) which are often produced by previous colloidal silver generators. Generally these particles range from 1-100 microns in size (1 micron = 1000 nm), with oxides being formed when unreacted colloids bond with hydroxide during electrolysis. Colloids are less desired for their oxides and large particle sizes, which are on average 1000 times larger than nano silver particles.
2AgOH -> Ag2O + H2O