Well Aqua Bar (2005)
Well Aqua Bar, as can be seen in the accompanying photograph, is a
perforated stainless steel cylinder. It is filled with a
thorium-containing ceramic whose purpose is to ionize the water in which
the bar is immersed. The resulting ions are said to have an anti-fungal
and antibacterial effect. Not only that, they are supposed to dechlorinate
the water. The manufacturer recommends placing a bar for one minute in a
glass of water or ten minutes in a liter of water to produce clear
delicious water for drinking, cooking rice, washing fruits and vegetables,
making ice, mixing whiskey and preparing tea or coffee. One of these bars
is supposed to be good for two to three years and be capable of treating
1000 liters of water.
Made by Nakano Tec Co., Ltd., Japan .
Size: approximately 4" long and 5/8" in diameter
Price: approximately $30
Count Rate: approximately 50 counts per minute above background as measured with a pancake GM probe.
Donated by Yoshio Tokuda
Copyright 1999, Oak Ridge Associated Universities