Here are a few “simple tricks” that will ensure good results when you make your own colloidal silver at home:Be sure to START OUT with PURE distilled water. This is NOT “purified water” or “spring water,” rather, it must be labeled as “distilled water” or in some cases “de-ionized water.” You can be sure you have “the right stuff” if, when you place your electrodes in the water, the LED lights only faintly. If it lights anywhere as near brightly as when you touch the silver pieces together, then you know your water is contaminated and you should find better quality distilled water.
You should always make your CS in a glass vessel if at all possible. Using glass will ensure that you don’t introduce any metal or plastic contaminants into your solution. Plastic drinking cups are also an acceptable “second choice.”
Heat up your water, preferably in a microwave oven. Don’t boil it, just get it hot enough – typically a minute or two in most ovens. This will help to disperse the colloidal particles throughout the solution.
For even better dispersion, you can use an inexpensive aquarium pump – yes, just what you can pick up at any pet store – and a piece of vinyl tubing long enough to reach the bottom of the glass or other container in which you are making your CS. Just let the bubbler run – a bubble dispersing stone is good if you have one, as it will both spread the bubbles out and hold the tube at the bottom of your glass.
Timing is everything! Especially with the “Simple Generator” design, which uses the engineering concept of a “voltage divider,” the longer the generator runs, the lower the resistance of the solution, and the higher the current; and so, by limiting the time to about 45 minutes to 1 hour (maximum) you will keep your current low and ensure that the particle size of your silver solution is optimally small.