No. Because it’s so highly concentrated, it costs pennies per day. Here are some examples: A 2oz bottle costs $19.95 and purifies up to 25 gallons of water. This comes to less than $0.80 per gallon. If you drink, say, half a gallon of water a day, the cost would be less than $0.40 per day. A 32oz bottle costs $109.95 and purifies up to 400 gallons of water. This would come to $0.28 per gallon. If you drink half a gallon of water a day, the cost would be $0.14 per day. Compare these prices to what it costs to buy a liter (considerably less than a gallon) of bottled water, very often costing from $0.99 to $1.49. Not only do you save a great deal of money, but by using the concentrate, you decrease the waste stream of plastic bottles by reusing just one bottle as many times as you need. So, using Biotite Concentrate saves resources, decreases pollution, keeps landfills from getting clogged with endless numbers of empty plastic bottles and costs remarkably less too. By the way, we recommend using either glass, ceramic or stainless steel for storing/carrying water, not plastic.
So, you’re saying that depending on how polluted the water, it’s drinkable almost immediately but if there’s a cloud, it could also take a couple days for the sediments to settle, is that right?
That’s right. Although the water is cleaned immediately, and you can drink it, the cloudiness, if it occurs, may not settle for a longer time. In fact, Biotite Concentrate can be used as a test for the purity of water. If you follow label directions and see no sediments occur, then you know the water you’re using is very clean. And the opposite is true too. If there’s a huge cloud in the water and it takes a long time to settle, then the water was filled with contaminants. We recently ran this test on a high quality spring water that is well known for it’s superior quality, even though over 25 years ago, the EPA stated that there was no longer any source of completely pure water in the continental US. We added an appropriate amount of Biotite Concentrate to this spring water, which came to us in a sealed glass bottle. 24 hours later there were bits of rusty sediment on the floor of the container. We haven’t had the sediment analyzed but this test suggests that even spring water can be contaminated.
Again, this depends on the purity of the water before treatment. Here are a couple examples: if a person uses tap water which has fluoride and chlorine and maybe even ammonia (another water treatment), along with several other things that might be in the water, the use of Biotite Concentrate will clean the water but most likely, a cloud will form and it may take overnight (or longer) to settle. In another example, a household may have a GAC (granular activated carbon) filter system or a de-ionization module, a reverse osmosis unit or a purification system that uses one or more technologies such as UV or ozonation. Biotite Concentrate can certainly be used on any type of water but if the water was initially cleaner than say, raw river or tap water, the concentrate might not produce much of a cloud or any cloud. Should this be the case, it’s entirely possible that only a very small amount of treatment is needed. Since we can’t predict each user’s water quality, the label gives a range of “up to” a certain amount. In some cases, a good deal less than the amount on the label recommendations is all that’s required and the only way to find out how much anyone needs is to simply experiment with different amounts until each individual discovers what works for their own situation.
Yes, it transforms the chlorine into chloride(s), meaning, the chlorine is no longer in the water. It has become various types of chloride salts which fall to the bottom.
Yes, it certainly can. For those who would like instructions on how to dilute the product for this use, it’s simple: just use the same dilution that you do for drinking water, which is approximately 1000 to 1. Other dilution strengths can be used too so it’s a good idea to keep an open mind and experiment a little bit to see what works best for your garden, houseplants, orchard, etc.
Traditionally, It goes like this: take your weight, divide by two and that is the number of ounces of water you should drink every day. Ex: weight–150 pounds. Half of that is 75 so you would drink 75 ounces of water every day, which comes to a little over nine glasses of water, each glass being 8 ounces. It’s important to note that sodas, colas, milk, coffee and a lot of other beverages, do not count towards the total. However, fresh juices, like fresh orange juice, apple juice, etc., do. Some experts suggest drinking one ounce of pure water for every pound of weight of the body. Either way, it’s important to have plenty of pure, structured water to stay hydrated.