FAQ

What is HydroSil made of?
Hydrosil is made from H2O2 (Hydrogen Peroxide) and colloidal silver ions. Hydrogen Peroxide is usually quite unstable, easily breaking down into nothing but water and oxygen. Adding colloidal silver ions stabilises the H2O2, increasing the shelf life while also making the environment treated with HydroSil remain pathogen-free, longer. Colloidal silver ions on their own have a purifying effect, however the synergistic combination of these two ingredients truly makes HydroSil greater than the sum of its parts, meaning you require a far smaller amount for the same result, than if you were using H2O2 on it’s own. This is the key to bringing H2O2, which is widely accepted to be a superior option to chlorine, down to an accessible price.
How does HydroSil work?
H2O2 is an oxidising agent. This means that when it comes into contact with pathogens such as viruses, fungi or bacteria it breaks apart into water and oxygen. The oxygen atom become a free radical that then oxidises and destroys the pathogens. The trace amounts of colloidal silver ions interfere with and prevent pathogens from being able to multiply. Silver ions also cause the electron charge in water molecules to all face in the same direction wich significantly helps prevent new pathogens from being able to re-colonise.
Is HydroSil safe?
Unlike other chemical disinfectants, when H2O2 breaks down it leaves behind nothing but water and oxygen. The maximum amount of silver ions found in HydroSil is at least ten times lower than the amount considered safe for humans in Australia. The amounts of HydroSil used for treating water are so small that the dilution is completely safe for humans consumption, even leaving the helpful bacteria in your digestive system unharmed.

Depending on the concentration, HydroSil can range from being completely safe for skin contact and using for oral hygeine at low concentration, to being potentially harmful at higher concentrations.

HydroSil MILD 1.75% is safe for use in the dental industry for oral hygeine and for topical use on sensitive skin.

Hydrosil PURE 3% is safe for household use and general contact with skin. People with sensitive skin may experience a mild discoloration of the skin. If unsure, we recommend the use of rubber gloves or instead purchasing HydroSil MILD.

HydroSil GROW 6% may cause temporary white skin discoloration and gloves are required particularly for repeat exposure.

HydroSil ULTRA 7.8% will cause temporary white skin discoloration and gloves are required particularly for repeat exposure.

Download the MSDS Sheet for HydroSil ULTRA.

HydroSil PRO 30% is not available to the public and requires a dangerous goods safety induction and appropriate Personal Protective Equipment to be worn at all times.

What happens to the destroyed pathogens in the water once treated by HydroSil?
Once pathogens have been destroyed or made inert, they can either be filtered or ignored.  Once treated, any pathogens that are consumed in drinking water are completely inert and will pass through the digestive system without doing you any harm or reproducing.
What does HydroSil remove from water?
HydroSil removes organic material, including viruses, fungi, bacteria and algae.  It removes chemicals such as chlorine, cyanide, arsenic. It also removes heavy metals including iron and copper.  HydroSil can also be used in combination with other substances in industrial wastewater treatment to remove lead, zinc, ferrous iron and other heavy metals. HydroSil does not remove flouride.
Why does HydroSil froth and bubble?
H2O2 is quite unstable in comparison to a substance like water. When it comes into contact with pathogens it breask apart and become H2O and O, oxygen and water.  Pathogens have a particular electical charge which causes the bonds in the H2O2 to break when they come into contact, releasing the extra oxygen molecule as a free radical that can then oxidise pathogens and other contaminants.

In the case of use as a dinsinfectant for wounds, it is the catalase release from damaged or ruptured cells that causes the H2O2 to break into oxygen and water and allow for the oxidising of infection.

Is H2O2 found in nature?
H2O2 is created during storms when rainwater can pick up an extra oxygen molecule while falling through Ozone (O3). Small amounts of H2O2 are also created by the human body as part of our immune response, creating free radicals to oxidise pathogens and contaminants.
Isn't Hydogen Peroxide used to bleach hair?
For many people, the term ‘peroxide blonde’ is one of the most familiar associations with Hydrogen Peroxide.  H2O2 can indeed be used to bleach or gently lighten hair over time.
Will Hydrosil bleach or burn my skin?
HydroSil MILD 1.75% is unlikely to cause any temporary bleaching of the skin whatsoever, even inside the mouth. There may be some slight temporary whitening at the edge of infections, ulcers or wounds. HydroSil PURE 3% may cause dead skin such as found around the edges of fingernails or toenails to temorarily turn white.  Hydrosil GROW 6% and HydroSil PRO 7.8%, can cause what’s known as a local capillary embolism, which is a white staining of the skin that usually disappears within an hour or two. There can be some stinging and we recommend the use of gloves and immediate rinsing with fresh water if your skin comes into contact.  HydroSil PRO 30% is for commercial use only and requires a safety induction and the use of industrial Personal Protection Equipment.
I've heard drinking products containing silver can make me sick or turn my skin blue. Is this true?
This is in fact true, however silver ions do not cause this effect.  The miniscule amount of colloidal silver ions found in drinking water after treatment with HydroSil is not harmul to the human body in any way.
Do I need any kind of equipment to use HydroSil?
If using as a surface spray, you may need a spray bottle.  For tank water treatment, simple add HydroSil and wait the approporaite amount of time to allow for contact.  This means there are is no need for pumps.  If you wish to remove particulates and substances such as flouride we recommend a 1 micron filter.