Silver and Water: An Ancient Solution Applied to Modern Problems

2/25/2022 A graphic of pure water.
  • Long before scientists understood the antibacterial properties of silver, ancient populations stored liquids in silver containers to prevent them from spoiling. Today, silver coatings prevent bacterial build-up in carbon-based water filters, and silver ions in water purification systems carry oxygen that oxidizes and kills microbes. Learn more about silver and water purification from The Silver Institute.