The Silvernet is self-dosing and automatically regulates the free silver ion concentration in the water. Once they have been inserted into the tank through the cleaning or inspection opening, the wet-chemically silvered “pearls” in the silver mesh housing release silver ions into the fresh water in a self-dosing manner – with each new tank filling. The fresh water you fill up with is automatically conserved and kept fresh for up to six months.
Frequently asked questions
Can the Silvernet also be used for more than 1 year?
The use of the Silvernet is basically until the max. preservation service possible, i.e. longer than 1 year. However, we recommend changing after 2 years at the latest in order to guarantee the hygienic safety and the function of the product. Depending on the quality of the water in the tank, over time, for example, limescale can form on the “pearls” in the housing, which impairs the release of silver ions into the water and limits the function of the silver mesh. For longer use, we strongly recommend a visual inspection of the “pearls”. If the silver layer is no longer there or is only partially visible, the product must be replaced immediately.
How do I store the Silvernet correctly when not in use or, for example, during long periods of standstill in winter?
When not in use or during the winter, the silver net can simply be removed from the tank and kept dry in a light-protected place. However, we recommend storage in a container filled with water (eg “Tupper-Box”), as this protects the material of the case and the pearls from material fatigue.
Can an overdose of silver ions in my fresh water occur when using the Silvernet?
No. The Silvernet releases silver ions only until the saturation limit of the water has been reached. For chemical reasons, an overdose is not possible.
Silver in drinking water – is it harmful to health?
First. So far, no scientific study can be reported that has demonstrated a harmful effect on the human organism in the above-mentioned concentrations.
Excerpt from the BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment – Opinion No. 024 of 28 Dec. 2009:
“The BfR also took into account an unrealistic worst-case assumption, in which a consumer from the age of one to 70 drinks 2 liters of water daily from small systems, whereby the maximum permissible silver concentration of 0.080 mg/l (80 μg) after treatment has been exhausted . The BfR came to the conclusion that […] there are no health concerns.”
The cities of Atlanta, Denver and New York also have a natural silver content of 200 – 300 μg/l, without any adverse effects on the health of the population affected.