- The unusual presence of an alkaline salt form in the
atmosphere is in the process of being established and confirmed through
electrolysis testing. It has been deduced and established from earlier
work and research that a case for testing the atmosphere, water and soil
for alkaline salts exists based upon meteorological, chemical and physical
principles. Please refer to A Case for Testing, Eight Conditions, Drastic
pH Changes, pH Test Alert, 20 Times and pH Test Results for additional
reference material on this topic.
- It is established that testing shows an approximate twenty
fold increase with respect to baseline values in the level of hydroxide
(OH- ions) of rainwater during the previous year. These tests are statistically
significant at the 99.99%+ level. This increase is directly associated
with extensive and sustained aircraft aerosol operations across the country
since the early part of 1999. This equivalently means that the pH of the
atmosphere has recently been significantly and rapidly altered as an apparent
consequence of the aerosol operations.
- The presence of an anticipated alkaline salt form, or
electrolyte, has now been confirmed through electrolysis testing. The specific
salt form is not yet identified, although the number of candidates is relatively
few in number.
- Two simultaneous conditions exist which bear out the
conclusions being reached on this page. First, the dramatic increase in
rainfall pH indicates that an unusual presence of hydroxide ions, (OH-)
now commonly exists in reported rain samples across the country. Secondly,
electrical current applied to these same samples results in a chemical
reaction that can occur only in the presence of an electrolyte, i.e., a
salt form. The specific reaction which has been recorded involves evolution
of hydrogen gas at the cathode, and the dissolution of copper at the anode
when copper electrodes are used. The magnitude of the reactions recorded,
in comparison to control tests, indicates the presence of a metallic alkaline
salt within the rainfall that has been tested.
- The candidate list of salt forms is expected to consider
those elements within Group I and II of the periodic table, with a special
emphasis applied to barium oxide, barium hydroxide and barium hydrate.
Future research will focus on the separation of the influence of carbonic
acid, if any, in the electrolytic reaction, and identification of the specific
salt form under examination. The concentration levels within an individual
rain sample of the salt form are expected to be extremely low as indicated
by the pH values recorded, and therefore potentially difficult to detect.
It is also worth noting that the safe levels of elements such as barium
in the environment are also quite low, and on the order of 1-2 ppm.
- Additional photographs and specifics of the electrochemical
testing currently underway will be presented as time and circumstances
permit. It is important that the electrodes used be relatively inert with
respect to water, such as copper, platinum, silver, or gold. The voltage
source currently being used is 24 volts. These preliminary results are
presented to expedite additional tests that may soon be conducted by involved
citizens. This page will be edited as conditions and information require.
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