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Old 03-20-2010, 03:04 PM
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NASA developed
water purification technology
known as silver ionization.
In this method, developed
in the mid-1960s by
Johnson Space Center, a
' small lightweight generator
dispensed silver ions in the
potable water supply of the
Apollo spacecraft to kill
bacteria in the water.

http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/ca...2002135781.pdf
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It says they put both copper ions and silver ions in the water.
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It says they put both copper ions and silver ions in the water.
Yes they did, the copper was anti-fungal and the silver was for the rest.
I posted a lot of other information
here
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I make a lot of copper ion solution here as a fungal inhibitor.
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I make a lot of copper ion solution here as a fungal inhibitor.
Cool!!
Any information you would care to share would be greatly appreciated.
I looked into it but backed off with the price of the 99.999 pure copper and the uncertainty about PPM and application.
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Two anodes of 12 gauge Copper wire using a 12VDC battery charger, each day the anodes get swapped, until both wires have eroded away and are gone.

I do 5-gallon batches and within a week the entire batch will turn green, which proves that it has a lot of copper on solution.
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What I'd like to know is a definitive answer to one question: Is it safe to ingest silver, and especially the so-called nano-particle-sized in solution?

Lots of debate out there, but not much expertise.
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What I'd like to know is a definitive answer to one question: Is it safe to ingest silver, and especially the so-called nano-particle-sized in solution?

Lots of debate out there, but not much expertise.
We all want a definitive answer on that.

Too many quacks on one side; and too many medical 'professionals' on the other saying it is BS.

Who knows?

I find it interesting that NASA bought it.
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What I'd like to know is a definitive answer to one question: Is it safe to ingest silver, and especially the so-called nano-particle-sized in solution?

Lots of debate out there, but not much expertise.
Well, I'm thinking that if it's used by NASA in the water supply in spacecraft for the past 35 plus years it must reasonably safe.
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All the hoopla of people saying it was worthless that came up when I posted the Altoids tin CS generator got me to wondering so I did a lot of digging. I found plenty of scientific data about its efficacy like maybe..

Silver Bandages FDA Approved


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario -- Covalon Technologies Ltd. ("Covalon") (TSX VENTURE:COV) announces that it has received 510(k) approval from the FDA, for CovaClear Ag(TM), Collagen with silver Antimicrobial Gel Sheet Dressing. CovaClear Ag(TM) is the only hydrated collagen dressing with antimicrobial


http://www.allbusiness.com/legal/hea...5368355-1.html

Or this
University of Utah



http://s-space.snu.ac.kr/bitstream/1...oparticles.pdf



In this paper, we fabricated silver-coated polyurethane foams and used it as a bacterial filter for contaminated drinking water. Flexible PU foams were soaked in silver colloidal solutions for 10 h, then washed and air-dried at room temperature. The prepared silver colloidal solutions and silver-coated PU materials were characterized by several techniques including TEM, FESEM/EDS, UV-VIS, ICP-AAS, and Raman spectroscopy. The TEM images showed that the size of silver nanoparticles in colloidal solutions varies from 6 to 12nm. The Raman, FE-SEM/EDS and ICP-AAS data illustrated that silver nanoparticles were stable on the PU foam and were not washed away by water. Furthermore, the microbiological tests (tube tests and flow test) were carried out on silver-coated PU materials with the Coliforms, E. coli, and B. subtilis. The obtained results showed that the bacteria was killed completely with antibacterial efficiency of 100% being observed. Our research suggests that silver-coated polyurethane foams can be used as excellent antibacterial water filters and would have several applications in other sectors.


http://iopscience.iop.org/1742-6596/...7_1_012079.pdf


Or maybe

The United Nations Environment Program (2004) has
listed silver-treated ceramic water filters as an appropriate technology for water
purifications in developing countries and regions affected by natural disaster.



http://ceae.colorado.edu/mc-edc/pdf/Silver%20Paper.pdf


So if NASA, The FDA, and The United Nations is involved with CS
and people still deny it's questionable...
Well, hope that works out for them...
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Sounds like the only way to find out for sure is to use yourself as a guinea pig...

DH has MRSA. I've been keeping it under control by sneaking 10-15% isopropyl alcohol into the soap, lots and lots and lots of vinegar in the wash, drying everything in strong sunlight.

Time to tinker????
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Sounds like the only way to find out for sure is to use yourself as a guinea pig...

DH has MRSA. I've been keeping it under control by sneaking 10-15% isopropyl alcohol into the soap, lots and lots and lots of vinegar in the wash, drying everything in strong sunlight.

Time to tinker????
Pretty much the way it works with anything.
Hmmm? DR.s practice medicine....
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