Ordinarily, the generation of colloidal silver requires electrifying silver thread or silver rods in distilled water. The low voltage of electric current helps shred away the silver from its source and suspend and ionize the same with the liquid.
An ion is a particle which can be negatively or positively charged. When this happens, the distilled water gradually becomes more conductive and as a consequence, the process commences quickly.
Subsequently, larger silver particles break away from its source. More often than not, these particles are not ionized and they simply turn into bits of pieces floating in the liquid. Colloidal silver requires at least an eighty percent (80%) of silver in the liquid to be ionized and this can easily be attained with the use of colloidal silver generators.
There are several instances when Colloidal silver content changes its shade of color to a somewhat brown or green and even far darker colors. This may naturally occur but the change in color will depend largely on various factors affecting the colloidal silver.
Normally, colloidal silver turns to a dark or brown and milky appearance, whenever people use colloidal silver generators to produce them. The reason for this is not actually because of the use of colloidal silver generators in making their supplements but because this brown coloring is an indication that the water used is actually contaminated.
The water preferred to be used in making colloidal silver must either be demineralized or distilled. There are pure water solutions which still have contents not suitable for colloidal silver and to stick with just distilled water would more likely guarantee a safe colloidal silver product.
Colloidal silver should appear to be like that of clear water but it may likewise end up in a brownish green color due to exposure to light. This change in color might be brought by the reflection of light on the substance.
As light gets in contact with colloidal silver, it reflects off the metallic particles mixed in the water. In case the reflection shows no color, this means that the silver content is of a little amount or that the mixture is more ionic. Otherwise, colored silver pigments will show up.
Studies show that sun light exposure of colloids containing silver initiates a reduction of some particles like silver ions which, as a consequence leads to the generation of colorful silver colloids.
On the other hand, intensities of light lower than 0.2 cm2 can delay generation of these colorful silver colloids. The fall of silver rate on every colloid depends on the type of protein found in the mixture and light spectral structures. Some colloids containing lysozyme, transferring, prealbumin or gamma-blumin were found to be more photosensitive compared to those containing beta-amylase, albumin and pepsin.
In abstract, a substance can be divided into small particles and the liquid which contains them will appear to be homogeneous and colorless, yet in truth it is actually the opposite.
In case where silver wires are placed in distilled water, a brownish cloud might come out as soon as electricity flows in. Shortly, a greater amount of that liquid will become brown and this coloring effect happens because the minute particles of silver are released into the water.
In general, colloidal suspensions often show signs of light scattering. Lasers or a straight beam of light that is supposed to be invisible with respect to pure water or clean air, will show a visible path if exposed to an authentic colloidal suspension.
This instance of diffraction is known as the Tyndall Effect. This effect cannot be observed with all types of colloids and milk is one of the prime exceptions but it is prevalent among the rest.