Black Berkey® Purification Elements
Black Berkey® Purification Elements (or cartridges) are more powerful than any other gravity
filter element currently available. In fact, we tested the Black Berkey®
purification elements with more than 10,000 times the concentration of pathogens
per liter than is required by standard test protocol. This concentration of
pathogens is so great that the post filtered water should be expected to contain
100,000 or more pathogens per liter (99.99% reduction - the requirement for
pathogenic removal). Incredibly the purification elements removed 100%.
Absolutely no pathogens were cultured from the effluent or were able to be
detected, even under an electron microscope, setting a new standard in water
Black Berkey® purification elements are so powerful, they can remove red food
coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs.
Virtually no other filtration element can duplicate this performance.
The powerful Black Berkey® purification elements also remove or reduce
pathogenic cysts, parasites, harmful or unwanted chemicals such as herbicides
and pesticides, VOCs, detergents, organic solvents, trihalomethanes, cloudiness,
silt, sediment, nitrates, nitrites, heavy metals, foul tastes and odors, yet
they leave in the healthful and beneficial minerals that your body needs and....
Because Black Berkey® purification elements fit most gravity flters, existing
gravity filtration systems can be upgraded. This vastly improves their ability
to remove unwanted contaminates.
PATHOGENIC BACTERIA CYSTS AND PARASITES
removal to non-detectable levels:
E. coli - Klebsiella - Pseudomonas Aeruginosa - Giardia - Cryptosporidium
TRIHALOMETHANES removed to below detectable limits:
Health effects: muscle & nervous system disorders, cancer
Bromodichloromethane - Bromoform - Chloroform - Dibromochloromethane
RADIOLOGICALS removed to below detectable limits:
INORGANIC MINERALS removed to below detectable limits:
CONTAMINANT HEALTH EFFECTS
Chlorine Residual : cancer, birth defects
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
Removed to below detectable limits
Alachlor Atrazine Benzene Carbofuran CarbonTetrachloride Chlorine
Chloroform 2,4-D DBCP p-Dichlorobenzene
o-Dichlorobenzene , 1-Dichloroethane 1, 2-Dichloroethane
1, 1-Dichloroethylene cis-1, 2-Dichloroethylene
Trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene 1, 2-Dichloropropane
cis-l,3-Dichloropropylene Dinoseb Endrin Ethylbenzene
Ethylene Dibromide (EDB) Heptachlor Heptachlor Epoxide
Lindane, Methoxychlor MTBE Pentachlorophenol
Simazine Styrene 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane Tetrachloroethylene Toluene
1,1,2-trichloroethane Trichloroethylene o-Xylene
HEAVY METALS reduced by
up to 95%:
CONTAMINANT HEALTH EFFECTS
Lead: kidney, nervous system damage
Mercury: kidney, nervous system disorders
Aluminum: respiratory, nervous system disorders
Cadmium: kidney damage
Chromium: liver, kidney, circulatory system disorders
Copper : gastro-enteric diseases
ALSO REMOVES OR REDUCES:
rust, silt, sediment, foul taste and odors.
No need for expensive disposable filters. Black Berkey® purification
elements are re-cleanable. When the flow rate decreases simply brush the Black
Berkey® purification elements with a ScotchBrite® pad under running water,
reinstall and your system is again ready to purify water. Each durable and
efficient purification element will last for up to 3,000 gallons (6,000 gallons
per set of two) and provide years of efficient water purification. What's more,
the unique Black Berkey® purification elements are self-sterilizing.
The Black Berkey® purification element formulation has been tested by State &
EPA accredited laboratories to exceed EPA & ANSI/NSF (Std. 53) protocol.
Concerned about Fluroide or Arsenic in your water?
For more information on reducing Fluoride and Arsenic in your water with
our PF-2 post reduction elements, read
PF-2™ reduction elements are designed for use in conjunction with Black
Berkey® water purification elements to adsorb the following unwanted elements
found in drinking water.
• Arsenic V and pre-oxidized Arsenic III
• Other residual heavy metal ions
FLUORIDE: Testing for fluoride was based on
20-30ppm of the ion in the influent aqueous solution at a flow rate of no more
than 3 gpm (11 lpm) per cubic foot of media. Results of < 1ppm of the fluoride
ion in the effluent were typical for the media (>95% reduction). Under optimum
conditions, effluent concentrations of less than 50 ppb were readily achieved
ARSENIC: This product uniquely targets the entire
family of arsenic oxide anions as well as the arsenic cations.
Under normal conditions it is recommended that each set of two PF-2™ elements
be replaced after 1,000 gallons (3,785 liters). The Royal Berkey® system is
about 3.25 gallons (12.3 liters) therefore the PF-2™ filters should be replaced
after 1,000/3.25 (3,785/12.3) or 307 refills. If the system is refilled about
one time per day, the PF-2™'s should be replaced after 10 months, if the system
is refilled about twice per day, the PF-2™'s should be replaced about every five
months). Actual capacity is dependent on the presence of other competing
contaminants in the source water. High levels of fluoride, arsenic and heavy
metals may reduce the capacity and efficiency of the elements.