Who among us does not love beautiful silver jewelry: chains, bracelets, rings, earrings? The metal has unique physical properties, because it is a good conductor of heat and electricity. That is why the use of silver is not limited to the jewelry industry. It is used in many other areas that we do not even always guess about.
Areas of use of silver
The precious metal has been known to mankind for many centuries. Crockery, weapons, jewelry, decorative items and much more — all this was made from it at different times. In the modern world, it is used in the jewelry industry, as well as for coinage. Precious metal has found application in the following areas:
- chemical industry;
- production of rechargeable batteries;
- production of parts for the electrical industry;
- production of mirrors;
- production of various awards.
Silver in the industrial field
Due to its unique light sensitivity, the metal is useful for photographic art. Halide crystals have unique physical and chemical properties that are used to produce photographs.
The food industry and silver are also closely related. Metal is used for the manufacture of devices used in the preparation of juices and various drinks. Silver is also needed in the textile industry. It is used for the production of polystyrene clothing with small silver inserts.
As for the chemical industry, metal plays an important role in it. For example, special devices made of precious metal are quite common. Laboratory glassware made of this metal is also common, in which special experiments are carried out. It is also needed in its pure form, since its compounds act as excellent catalysts.
Metal has long been the basis for the manufacture of mirrors. In the modern world, only expensive models are produced from it. The production of batteries and battery cells is impossible without this material. In the future, it is planned to use metal to create solar panels.
The use of silver in the medical field
Silver and medicine have been associated since ancient times. The precious metal is used as a disinfectant for water disinfection. Also, for small abrasions, burns and wounds, bactericidal paper is used, which is impregnated with silver nitrate. Some types of dentures are made from alloys of this metal.
Silver has unique properties. For example, it promotes the resorption of hematomas, and also contributes to the rapid restoration of the internal organs. Metal plates are able to improve the functioning and peristalsis of the intestines. Also in the pharmaceutical industry, a large number of drugs are produced, which include colloidal silver.