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Mineral Spa Test Data

Based on the following tests, and results from testing that has been done on the Mineral Spa formula in the past 20 years, the product’s ability to contribute to the reduction of certain toxic substances is based on the amount added to the challenge water. Results indicate that average fresh water sources such as rivers, wells, tap water, etc., require 30 ounces of Mineral Spa per 1000 gallons water ( 1:4200).

Chlorine/Fluoride Test

After addition of Mineral Spa to “Sodium Fluoride Solution” (concentrated OVER the standard levels of fluoride in drinking water), it was concluded that Mineral Spa trapped about 60% of the Fluoride ions in solution and only about 40% could be detected by ISE method 340.1.

Advanced Fluoride Reduction Test

After addition of Mineral Spa to “Sodium Fluoride Solution” at the proper ratios, Mineral Spa trapped about 100% of the Fluoride ions in solution treated with 1 mL of Mineral Spa per 8 mg/L of Fluoride solution; at this point Fluoride ions were below the detectable limit of ISE method 340.1. Quote from the preparer: "Mineral Spa has very intriguing properties, definitely a great product!"

Antibacterial Test

Addition of Mineral Spa to “Potable Water: Coliform ERA Catalog #694”; test shows the product effective against the four types of bacteria present in the challenge water.

VOC Spiked Solution Test

When tested using EPA method 524.2, Mineral Spa improves the filtration process to remove volatile organic compounds.

Effectiveness of Filtration Test

When tested in Challenge water polluted at or above US EPA Drinking Water Standards the test delivered the following results:

Nitrate: reduced 11%
Copper: reduced 26%
Arsenic: reduced 62%
Mercury: reduced 91%
Lead: reduced more than 99%

Nuclide Radioactive Element Measurement

Upon testing of the concentrated mineral solution stored near Fukushima, Japan, Radioactive concentration of the following nuclides was NOT detectable:

Iodine 131            Cesium 134

Cesium 136           Cesium 137

 

Chloramine Reduction Test

After addition of Mineral Spa to Challenge water the chloramine was reduced nearly 100% after about 48 hours.

Hexavalent Chromium Test

When tested using EPA method 200.9 and Standard Method 3500 CR C, Mineral Spa is very effective at reducing Hexavalent Chromium.

CHLORINE REDUCTION TEST REPORT

 

Date: 02/12/2008

Standard Performed: NSF-42 Chlorine Reduction Test (adapted)   

Method Performed: Free Chlorine EPA 330.5

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

Mineral Spa Ionic Mineral solution manufactured by Clarity Water Products was tested by applying the protocol NSF Standard 42 for chlorine reduction.  The solution prepared with .25 mL of the Mineral Spa Ionic Mineral solution dissolved in a 1000 mL volumetric flask with the challenge water (2.08 ppm of Free Chlorine) reduced the Free Chlorine in the challenge water by 100.0%.          

 

INTRODUCTION

 

Mineral Spa Ionic Mineral solution manufactured by Clarity Water Products was tested by applying the protocol NSF Standard 42 for chlorine reduction.  The challenge water was prepared by adding a chlorine standard to DI water in a 1000 mL volumetric to obtain a final concentration of free chlorine of 2.0 ± 0.2 mg/L (ppm); the solution was analyzed as per EPA method 330.5. After analyzing the free chlorine and other parameters of this challenge water, one quarter milliliter of the Mineral Spa Ionic Mineral concentrated solution was added to the volumetric flask containing the challenge water (2.08 ppm of Free Chlorine) mixed well and analyzed as per EPA method 330.5. The solution prepared at a concentration of 1:4000 in the challenge water, reduced the free chlorine in the challenge water by 100.0%. The level of chloride was tested in the challenge water before and after adding the Mineral Spa Ionic Mineral solution, the chloride level increased from 16 ppm to 550 ppm after adding the Mineral solution indicating that the free chlorine was converted to chlorides in the water.

 

MATERIALS

 

Clarity Water Products Mineral Spa

Chlorine Standard Solution

Spectrophotometer (UV, Visible range)

Reagents and chemicals necessary to perform EPA approved methods for drinking water analysis.

 

PROCEDURE

 

Prepare a water solution with free chlorine at a concentration of 2.0 ± 0.2 mg/L (ppm) by adding the appropriate amount of the chlorine standard to DI water. Analyze the final solution according to protocol NSF Standard 42. Add .25 mL of the Ionic Mineral Spa solution, mix well and analyze the final solution according to protocol NSF Standard 42.

 

RESULTS

 

Parameter     Challenge Water   Mineral Solution  NSF Standard 42 range

pH       7.1        6.8     6.5-8.5

Total Dissolved Solids      110        118     80-120 ppm

Alkalinity       80         20     80-120 (ppm)

Calcium        20        800     32-48 (ppm)

Fluorides       2.0            1     2.0 (ppm)

Chlorides        60        550     Not Specified

Free Chlorine    2.08    Not Detected   2.0 ± 0.2

 

CONCLUSION

 

The Mineral Spa solution prepared at 1:4000 in the challenge water reduces the free chlorine in the challenge water by 100.0%, the minimum reduction amount required by the NSF Standard 42 is 50%; this product meets the requirements for chlorine reduction. The Ionic Mineral Spa solution also reduces the alkalinity and the pH of the water.  

The calcium and chloride levels increased by a significant amount after adding the Ionic Mineral solution to the challenge water. The reduction of the free chlorine level indicates that the free chlorine was reduced to chlorides. There is also a decrease in the amount of fluorides in the challenge water by 50.0%. The Ionic Mineral solution is a suitable source of essential minerals.        

  

       

Notice:

The Mineral Spa lab reports are made available to further substantiate the value and effectiveness of the Ionic Minerals. These reports are very technical and are proprietary to Clarity Water Products and are placed here for your information and to demonstrate the credibility of the minerals.

EPA ID # NJ01298 NJ DEP ID # 08012 PA DEP ID # 68-04402 NY ELAP # 11987

CLARITY WATER PRODUCTS MINERAL SPA FLUORIDE REDUCTION TEST REPORT

 

Customer Name: Clarity Water Products

Report Date: November 5, 2011

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A water solution prepared with a Sodium Fluoride concentration 8 mg/L of Fluoride was tested, Mineral Spa was added to the solution at a concentration of .25 mL, .5 mL, .75 mL, and 1 mL of Mineral Spa per liter of Sodium Fluoride solution and the solution was tested each time after about 15 minutes of adding the Mineral Spa solution. The concentration of Fluoride decreased each time until it was not detected by the EPA method 3.40.2.

 

INTRODUCTION

A water solution prepared with a Sodium Fluoride concentration of 8 mg/L of Fluoride as per NSF/ANSI Standard 53 was tested following the EPA method 340.2, Mineral Spa was added to the solution at a concentration of .25 mL, .5 mL, .75mL, and 1 mL of Mineral Spa per liter of Sodium Fluoride solution and the solution was tested after about 15 minutes of adding the Mineral Spa solution. The concentration of Fluoride decreased each time until it was not detected by the EPA method 340.2.

 

REAGENTS AND LAB EQUIPMENT

Orion Dual Star ISE meter with Oakton Fluoride probe.

Oakton Sodium Fluoride standard 1,000 mg/L solution.

Hach Sodium Fluoride standard 100 mg/L.

Oakton Ion Strength Adjuster solution.

Mineral Spa solution.

 

PROCEDURE

A water solution was prepared using DI water and the Oakton Sodium Fluoride solution to obtain a concentration of 8 mg/L of Fluoride tested following the EPA method 340.2.

One quarter mL of Mineral Spa was added to one liter of the Sodium Fluoride solution, mixed well and let it stand for about 15 minutes. The final solution was tested for Fluoride ions; the procedure was repeated after adding a total of one half mL, three quarters mL and one mL of Mineral Spa solution. The results are summarized in the table below.

 

RESULTS

The Fluoride concentrations are summarized in the following table:

Parameter Tested Water Solution = Fluoride 7.94 mg/L

Mineral Spa .25 mL/L = Fluoride 3.73 mg/L

Mineral Spa 0.5 mL/L = Fluoride 2.98 mg/L

Mineral Spa .75 mL/L = Fluoride 1.51 mg/L

Mineral Spa 1 mL/L = Fluoride <0.5 mg/L

 

CONCLUSION

The Mineral Spa traps about 100% of the Fluoride ions in solution at a concentration of 1 mL of Mineral Spa per 8 mg/L of Fluoride solution; at this point, the Fluoride ion was below the detection limit of the method 340.2.

ANTIBACTERIAL TEST REPORT

 

Date: May 14, 2007

Standard Performed: Antibacterial Test    

Method Performed: m-ColiBlue-24

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

Mineral Spa was tested for antibacterial properties.  

Four control batches were prepared with four different types of Coliform bacteria in sterilized water and tested for Total Coliform/E. coli using the m-ColiBlue-24 method. Four similar Coliform batches were prepared and treated with the Mineral Spa solution in a 1:4000 proportion and tested again using the same Coliform method. Coliform bacteria were present in the control batches but absent in the treated batches.           

 

INTRODUCTION

 

Mineral Spa solution manufactured by Clarity Water Products was tested for antibacterial properties.  

Four control batches were prepared with four different types of Coliform bacteria in sterilized water and tested for Total Coliform/e. coli using the m-ColiBlue-24 method. The four type of bacteria used were Escherichia coli, Enterobacter cloacae, Proteus mirablis, and Pseudomonas aeuginosa. Four similar Coliform batches were prepared and treated with the Mineral Spa solution in a 1:4000 proportion and tested again using the same Coliform method. Coliform bacteria were present in the control batches but absent in the treated batches.  

 

MATERIALS

 

Mineral Spa Solution

Potable Water Coliform ERA Catalog # 694 containing Escherichia coli, Enterobacter cloacae, Proteus mirablis, and Pseudomonas aeuginosa at about 500 colonies forming units/mL (CFU/mL)

Sterilized water

Incubator  

Reagents and chemicals necessary to perform EPA approved methods for drinking water analysis.

 

PROCEDURE

 

1.  Remove the vials from the refrigerator and allow them to warm to room temperature.

2.  Place the sterilized water containers in the incubator at 35 to 37 ºC for approximately 30 minutes.

3.  After the 30-minute warming period, remove one sterilized water container from the incubator.

4.  Carefully open the sterilized water container.

5.  Open the appropriate bacteria sample vial and aseptically transfer the gelatin tablet into the sterilized water container and labeled accordingly.

6.  Properly dispose the empty glass vial and pouch.

7.  Reseal the sterilized water container that now contains the bacteria sample.

8.  Prepared all the samples as above.

9.  Place the inoculated samples into the incubator at 35 to 37 ºC for an additional 30 minutes to dissolve the samples.

10. After the 30-minute dissolution period, gently shake each inoculated sample to ensure that the gelatin tablet has completely dissolved.  

11. Prepare the filter units and filter the first four samples as per method mColiBlue-24 (these are the control samples).

12. Place the filter membrane in the Petri dish and incubate for 24 hours at 35 to 37 ºC.

13. Add 0.25 mL of the Mineral Spa solution to the next four 100-mL sample prepared with the

Coliform bacteria and repeat steps 11 and 12 (these are the treated samples).

  

 

RESULTS

 

Parameter     Control Samples  Mineral Spa Solution    EPA MCL

Escherichia coli     Present     Absent     Absent

Enterobacter cloacae    Present     Absent     Absent

Proteus mirablis     Present     Absent      Absent

Pseudomonas aeuginosa    Present     Absent     Absent

  

CONCLUSION

 

The Mineral Spa solution prepared at 1:4000 effectively killed the four types of bacteria present in the challenge water at about 500 CFU/mL.

 

   

Note: Laboratory tests results are for information and evaluation only. Tests are performed under controlled conditions. Individual results may vary. The Mineral Spa solution is not a sanitizer, pesticide, antiseptic or bactericide as defined by the EPA, FDA or any other Federal Agency and is not promoted, advertised or sold as such.

VOC SPIKED SOLUTION TEST REPORT

Report # 11-195-VOC (VOC Spiked Themarox Solution tested after filtration system)

Report Date: 10/18/2011

Customer Name: Clarity Water Products

Date Sampled: 10/10/2011

 

Test Parameter  20 ppb Spiked Themarox Solution  Filtered 48 hrs  Analytical Method  EPA Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL)

Acetone    19.44   <0.5 ug/L  EPA 524.2  Not specified

Acrylonitrile   18.90   <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Allyl chloride   15.28    <0.5 ug/L  EPA 524.2  Not specified

Benzene    19.17   <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  5 ug/L

Bromobenzene   15.63    <0.5 ug/L  EPA 524.2  Not specified

Bromochloromethane   13.14   <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Bromodichloromethane  15.28    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Bromoform   16.83    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Bromomethane   16.54    <0.5 ug/L  EPA 524.2  Not specified

2-Butanone   19.19   <0.5 ug/L  EPA 524.2  Not specified

n-Butylbenzene   18.71    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

sec-Butylbenzene   16.52    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

tert-Butylbenzene   17.88    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Carbon disulfide   16.52    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Carbon tetrachloride   18.15    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  5 ug/L

Chloroacetonitrile   18.57    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Chlorobenzene   17.33    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  100 ug/L

1-Chlorobutane   19.20    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Chloroethane   16.71    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Chloroform   18.16    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Chloromethane   18.81    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

2-Chlorotoluene   19.14    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

4-Chlorotoluene   16.55    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Dibromochloromethane  19.17    <0.5 ug/L  EPA 524.2  Not specified

1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane  18.94    <0.5 ug/L  EPA 524.2  Not specified

1,2-Dibromoethane   19.22    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Dibromomethane   18.73    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

1,2-Dichlorobenzene   19.47    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  5 ug/L

1,3-Dichlorobenzene   19.11    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  5 ug/L

1,4-Dichlorobenzene   11.63    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  5 ug/L

trans-1,4-Dichloro-2-butene  19.43    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Dichlorodifluoromethane  19.50    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

1,1-Dichloroethane   16.32   <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

1,2-Dichloroethane   17.26    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  5 ug/L

1,1-Dichloroethene   19.28    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  5 ug/L

cis-1,2-Dichloroethene  18.15    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  5 ug/L

trans-1,2-Dichloroethene  18.46    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  100 ug/L

1,2-Dichloropropane   19.25    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  5 ug/L

1,3-Dichloropropane   19.16    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  5 ug/L

2,2-Dichloropropane   19.07    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  5 ug/L

1,1-Dichloropropene   19.61    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  5 ug/L

1,1-Dichloropropanone  19.91    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  5 ug/L

cis-1,3-Dichloropropene  19.28    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  5 ug/L

trans-1,3-Dichloropropene  19.75    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  5 ug/L

Diethyl ether   19.75    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Ethylbenzene   19.75    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  700 ug/L

Ethyl methacrylate   18.88    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Hexachlorobutadiene   19.83    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Hexachlorobutadiene   18.36    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Hexachloroethane   19.36    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

2-Hexanone   19.25    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Isopropylbenzene   19.06    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

4-Isopropyltoluene   18.05    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Methacrylonitrile   19.26    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Methylacrylate   18.62    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Methylene chloride   17.74    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Methyl iodide   17.72    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Methylmethacrylate   18.87    <0.5 ug/L  EPA 524.2  Not specified

4-Methyl-2-pentanone  18.68    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Methyl-t-butyl ether   18.57    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Naphthalene   19.24    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Nitrobenzene   19.24    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

2-Nitropropane   19.03    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Pentachloroethane   18.76    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Propionitrile   18.95    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

n-Propylbenzene   19.15    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Styrene    18.94    <0.5 ug/L  EPA 524.2  100 ug/L

1,1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane  18.55    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane  19.03    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Tetrachloroethene   18.66    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  5 ug/L

Tetrahydrofuran   19.11    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Toluene    18.57    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  1000 ug/L

1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene  17.85    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene  18.54    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  70 ug/L

1,1,1-Trichloroethane   19.58    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

1,1,2-Trichloroethane   19.75    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  5 ug/L

Trichloroethene   19.68    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  5 ug/L

Trichlorofluoromethane  19.35    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

1,2,3-Trichloropropane  19.65    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene  19.84    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene  19.62    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  Not specified

Vinyl chloride   19.85   <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  2 ug/L

o-Xylene    19.73    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  10000 ug/L

m-Xylene    19.81    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  10000 ug/L

p-Xylene    19.94    <0.5 ug/L   EPA 524.2  10000 ug/L

 

Note: A solution prepared by diluting Mineral Spa 2.3 mL in 1000 mL of DI water was spiked with a VOC standard at a concentration of 20 ug/L; this solution was tested as is. The solution was exposed to direct sunlight for 2 days and then filtered through a mixed media water filter and tested as filtered solution. The results are summarized in the table above. After 48 hours and filtered through the mixed media, no Volatile Organic Compounds were detected (method detection limit = 0.5 ug/L).