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Water filtration / purification with clay pots and colloidal silver
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    February 2011
    The following  are links for the Potters for Peace project  --which teach the process for making clay pots that not only filter water, but purify the water using colloidal silver which
    can be made on site, using any silver coin (which have, but not with
    me--it is in the US yet could possibly be obtained locally)

    have not been trained in this process, yet I'd love to support how one
    of the potters collective might be able to tap into this process.  The water that is filtered in this process, can be any contaminated water,
    which then becomes totally healthy for human consumption.  The process
    has been taught to many people, including a village in the depths of
    the Amazon where only the locals visit--the process has illuminated the
    death rate for children who become ill from drinking the water from the local rivers.

    would think that one of the women's collectives that make pottery,
    could learn the process, and then sell the pots locally to help
    eliminate the need to purchase bottled purified water to
    people living both in the villages and also here in Oaxaca--greatly
    helping with the economies of the villagers, but also reducing the cost
    of water to people living in town here in Oaxaca.

    Here is another link to check out:

    is information on how people can hand drillling wells which might also
    be a way for communities to inexpensively gain access to local ground water.

    Youtube videos: and
    which shows many more links on the subject about water: 

    here is information about rocket stove designs,which is a very
    efficient way to produce intense heat for heating interior spaces,
    cooking, and also can be used in building a kiln, which could be useful
    for firing pottery, such as making the water filters. 
    the rocket stove design, uses significantly less wood to produce which
    reduces the issues related to deforestation --there are a number of
    ways to build them, but here is the website for a few of the resources:

    rocket stove organ. website:

    the Rocket stove book:

    youtube basics of design:
    you can also, do searches on youtube for rocket stoves and you will get many more videos on the subject.

    fun with learning about these great resources.  I have more info about
    these and other sustainable designs which I can share with you if you

    Aome St. LaurenceCertified Permaculture Consultant, Designer, Educator
    Keep up to date with my adventures on Aome's Journey blog
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  • Thanks a lot for sharing this information, Aome!

    I've added some links to our wiki page on water filters.

    Any help is welcome on improving that page.

  • From my own personal experience, it is far more efficient making a Colloidal Silver solution first, instead of having silver just sit in water.
    Of course, you need electricity for the creation of the solution. 
    However the voltage and amperage that is needed is very minimal. 
    Around 24v @ 1A is sufficient.

    It is a simple matter of connecting to silver anodes to the source of power via the pos & neg terminals, then just placing into the water.
    Through this method of electrolysis, the silver is stripped away in particles from one of the anodes and dispersed into the water.

    Once the required PPM has been reach (visible by a misty appearance in the water) you can then dilute further if you wish, or drink as is.
    IF the silver is .999 pure, high PPM does not create toxicity.


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