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THE ULTRASONIC ADVANTAGE
Ultrasonic Nano Silver Generator ION7 is the first home 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 nanoparticle by bombarding its electromagnetic field with sound waves, accelerating the loss of electrons, while shaping its nano size attributes.
The ION7 solves the problem of particle clumping, improves upon magnetic and bubble stirring, and standardizes a recommended 10 nanometer size particles in 15 minutes.
Science & Technology
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.
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 make up colloidal silver. 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
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COLLOIDAL SILVER GENERATOR
The colloidal silver generator has remained unchanged in its variable elements which include: 1. Power Source, 2. Silver Electrodes, 3. Hydrosol Jar. 4. Agitator. The idea is to develop a proper relationship with these components and generate smaller more effective particles.
Aspects which limit colloidal silver technology from producing nano silver include a gauge of silver electrodes 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 aggregations 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 charge of the silver colloids, and reduce even larger oxides which are often the result.
ION7 vs. CS Gen
There are two types of electric current which produce different results when applied to the silver electrodes suspended in water, and consist of either an alternating (AC) or direct current (DC).
AC technology, often employed by "constant-current" generators, includes a low power AC current which connects to an external power outlet via USB or power adapter. The technology uses a high frequency with a low voltage and changing amplitude, while a modulator alternates the frequency to the silver electrodes.
A problem in general with alternating current, and more specifically "constant-current" is first a saturation of particles are produced that allow for larger colloids to aggregate. Also a low voltage does not allow enough current to adequately accelerate the surface charge of the silver which results in a low ionic content.
Further, the duration in which a low current must be applied to achieve a sufficient and effective ionic content is considerably high and therefore problematic since the rate of saturation increases with time. Alternating current and "constant current" often produce an over-saturation of particles which are unevenly distritubuted, have a propensity to aggregate, and require an extended process time which result in large silver colloids. The results are often evidenced by particulates of silver oxide visibly floating on top of the solution, or by a yellow or amber color to the hydrosol which often coexist.
Direct Current on the other hand, at a sufficiently high voltage provides for an increased number of silver ions to separate given a reasonable volume of water. When joined with an ultrasonic element, the ionic content accelerates while limiting the production of silver colloids. Here, the particle properties now become manageable in part by limiting process time and preventing aggregation. The ION7 has implemented a high voltage, direct current system together with an ultrasonic element.
Colloidal silver electrodes are often comprised of 99.9% silver which is problematic since there's a greater composition of undesired minerals separating into the solution.
Often CS generators misinterpret the ratio of silver to water which makes standardization of particle attributes difficult. By not calibrating the length and guage of the silver electrodes together with power source and volume of water, a disproportionate reliance on one attribute over another will provide for an increasingly uncertain hydrosol quality.
Therefore it is advantageous for a generator to use 99.99% silver electrodes to reduce the number of impurities, joined with a limited volume of water to further improve predictability, and a high power direct current to limit the reaction time. The ION7 has incorporated this strategy in standardizing the production of nano silver particles.
The volume of water is another important element. Colloidal silver generators often use jars that exceed 16 oz in volume which is problematic since as the volume of water increases, so does the unpredictability of particles attributes. Larger volumes of water correspond to greater lengths of time which provide for a varying degree of conductivity measured throughout the hydrosol, since the particles will unevenly distribute.
The shape of the jar is another important aspect. Jars or flasks which are not cylindrical will contribute to a coalescing of particles, with or without an agitator, since they distribute in accordance with the shape or boundary of the container. As a result, these particles then aggregate in separate areas, increasing in size. Therefore large volumes of water which incorporate jars or flasks with an inconsistent volumetric area proves counter productive when generating nano size silver particles.
The ION7 accounts for both shape and volume of the hydrosol jar and encourages an even distribution of silver ions, prevents particle aggregation and improves the environment for the production of nano silver.
Colloidal silver agitators are limited to aquarium bubblers and magnetic stirrers which involve placing foreign material into the hydrosol during operation.
Aquarium bubblers pump air into the hydrosol in an attempt to keep particles separate. One problem is that plastic is introduced into a sterile and sensitive environment at the moment silver particles separate into the hydrosol, increasing the risk of contamination. Further, the hardware arrangement of tubes and pumps further complicates the material requirement without the benefit of nano size particles.
Magnetic stirrers are also a potential source of contamination and serve to operate for the same principles of bubblers. Here, a magnetic plate engages another metal located inside the hydrosol causing a spin within a jar or pyramid flask.
A disadvantage of a magnetic stirrer is that it mixes the solution without accelerating the conductivity of the hydrosol water, limiting the production of silver ions. Micron size silver colloids are often the result despite the attempt to limit particle aggregation; therefore, a reducing agent is added in order to compensate for the minimal ionic content.
The Ultrasonic Nano Silver Generator in contrast eliminates the problem of contamination by incorporating an ultrasonic element which passes sound waves through the jar and agitates the hydrosol, eliminating the need to place foreign material into the process. Further the principles of sono chemistry now allow us to control and standardize nano particle attributes by accelerating the rate of conductivity, and improving process time.
The influence of the hydrosol under acoustic agitation maintains a separation of particles while producing nano silver ions by engaging its electromagnetic field as they separate into the solution. This ensures the particles contract under shockwave instead of expand to form larger aggregations.
The required frequency of ultrasonic element has also been determined given the ION7 arrangement of hardware. For example if the frequency is too high, the hydrosol temperature increases via a hyper cavitation of water molecules which proves problematic since the water will later cool, encouraging particles to aggregate. When the ultrasonic frequency is too low, it simply becomes negligible. Therefore the ION7 has implemented a medium acoustic frequency which mitigates the problem of increased temperatures while accelerating the rate of reaction.
The ION7 thus solves the problems of contamination, eliminates particle aggregation while accelerating the conductivity of the hydrosol, thereby increasing the ionic content and eliminating the requirement for chemical agents. The results now include an improved silver nano particle which are evenly distributed and maintain their characteristics over time.
Maintenance & Instructions
Android & iPhone timer application is synced with the ION7, and lets you know when the process is complete at a recommended 10 nanometer size particles. In an effort toward sustainability, the application further includes product Operating Instructions, Warranty Registration, Troubleshooting, Maintenance steps, and Warning Label. Choose link above to install on mobile device. Application is free.
No information from application is collected, distributed or shared in any way with third parties, affiliates or advertisers. The purpose is to provide a convenient timer app which will enable the lifetime use of this device as intended, and to minimize downtime through any warranty or non-warranty replacement of parts.