Berkey

Berkey Filters - 6 Black Filters and 6 2-PF-2 flouride filters

$396.45

Black Berkey® Purification Elements

Black Berkey® Purification Elements 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 purification. 

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.

VIRUSES >99.999%
Exceeds purification standards: 
MS2 - Fr Coliphage

PATHOGENIC BACTERIA, CYSTS AND PARASITES >99.9999%

Exceeds purification standards:

E. Coli - Klebsiella - Pseudomonas Aeruginosa - Giardia - Cryptosporidium - Raoultella Terrigena

TRIHALOMETHANES
Removed to below detectable limits:
(Health effects: muscle & nervous system disorders, cancer)
Bromodichloromethane - Bromoform - Chloroform - Dibromochloromethane 

RADIOLOGICALS 
Removed to below detectable limits:
Radon 222

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
Carbon Tetrachloride
Chlorine
Chlorobenzene
Chloroform
2,4-D
DBCP
p-Dichlorobenzene
o-Dichlorobenzene
1,1-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
Hexachlorobutadiene
Hexachlorocyclopentadiene
Lindane
Methoxychlor
MTBE
Pentachlorophenol
Simazine
Styrene
1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane
Tetrachloroethylene
Toluene
2,4,5-TP (Silvex)
1,2,4-trichlorobenzene
1,1,1-trichloroethane
1,1,2-trichloroethane
Trichloroethylene
o-Xylene
m-Xylene
p-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.

Concerned about Fluroide
or Arsenic in your water?

Click Here (http://www.berkeywater.com/Other_Products/PF_2.html)  for more information on reducing Fluoride and Arsenic in your water with our PF-2 post reduction elements.

No need for expensive disposable filters. Black Berkey® purification elements are re-cleanable. When the flow rate decreases simply brush theBlack 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.

 
 
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 * * *  * * * PF-2 Fluoride & Arsenic Reduction Filter * * * *
       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.
       
       • Fluoride
        • Arsenic V and pre oxidized Arsenic III
        • Other residual heavy metal ions
        
                TECHNICAL INFORMATION:
       
       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 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 (>99.75% reduction).
        
        ARSENIC: This product uniquely targets the entire family of arsenic oxide anions as well as the arsenic cations.
        
        REPLACEMENT:
        Under normal conditions it is recommended that each set of two PF-2 elements be replaced after 1,000 gallons (The Berkey Light™ is 2.5 gallons therefore the PF-2 filters should be replaced after 400 refills. If the system is refilled about one time per day, the PF-2’s should be replaced annually, if the system is refilled about twice per day, the PF-2’s should be replaced about every six 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.
        
        NOTES:
       
       1) Do not boil this element.
       
       2) PF-2 elements reduce filtration flow rate by 15-20%.
        
        3) The media used in the PF-2 filter elements contains high-grade activated aluminum oxide, which currently is the most efficient media available for extracting fluoride from water. Below are the results we obtained when testing the PF-2 elements (the water was not pre-filtered through the Black Berkey® elements). The reduction over time is due to additional residual process dust being washed free from the PF-2elements as the system is used. To give a scale for comparison purposes we include test results from a national brand toothpaste and water boiled in an aluminum pan.
       
       • National brand toothpaste 52.878 ppm aluminum
        • Water boiled in an aluminum pan for five minutes: 2.791 ppm aluminum
        • PF2 after conditioning (5 cycles): .178 ppm aluminum
        • PF2 after 10 Cycles: .037 ppm aluminum
        • PF2 after 20 Cycles: .029 ppm aluminum
        
        While the above results indicate that the residual process dust adds a minute amount of aluminum to the water, the Black Berkey®purification elements reduce aluminum from the water. We tested water that naturally contained .320ppm aluminum and filtered it through the combination of the Black Berkey® and the post conditioned PF-2 filtration elements (5 cycles). The results showed a net reduction in aluminum contamination (Raw influent: .320ppm - Effluent after passing through the Black Berkey® and PF-2 elements: .232ppm). In other words the Black Berkey® elements removed more aluminum from the water than was added by the PF-2 elements.

 

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       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.
       
       • Fluoride
        • Arsenic V and pre oxidized Arsenic III
        • Other residual heavy metal ions
        
                TECHNICAL INFORMATION:
       
       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 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 (>99.75% reduction).
        
        ARSENIC: This product uniquely targets the entire family of arsenic oxide anions as well as the arsenic cations.
        
        REPLACEMENT:
        Under normal conditions it is recommended that each set of two PF-2 elements be replaced after 1,000 gallons (The Berkey Light™ is 2.5 gallons therefore the PF-2 filters should be replaced after 400 refills. If the system is refilled about one time per day, the PF-2’s should be replaced annually, if the system is refilled about twice per day, the PF-2’s should be replaced about every six 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.
        
        NOTES:
       
       1) Do not boil this element.
       
       2) PF-2 elements reduce filtration flow rate by 15-20%.
        
        3) The media used in the PF-2 filter elements contains high-grade activated aluminum oxide, which currently is the most efficient media available for extracting fluoride from water. Below are the results we obtained when testing the PF-2 elements (the water was not pre-filtered through the Black Berkey® elements). The reduction over time is due to additional residual process dust being washed free from the PF-2elements as the system is used. To give a scale for comparison purposes we include test results from a national brand toothpaste and water boiled in an aluminum pan.
       
       • National brand toothpaste 52.878 ppm aluminum
        • Water boiled in an aluminum pan for five minutes: 2.791 ppm aluminum
        • PF2 after conditioning (5 cycles): .178 ppm aluminum
        • PF2 after 10 Cycles: .037 ppm aluminum
        • PF2 after 20 Cycles: .029 ppm aluminum
        
        While the above results indicate that the residual process dust adds a minute amount of aluminum to the water, the Black Berkey®purification elements reduce aluminum from the water. We tested water that naturally contained .320ppm aluminum and filtered it through the combination of the Black Berkey® and the post conditioned PF-2 filtration elements (5 cycles). The results showed a net reduction in aluminum contamination (Raw influent: .320ppm - Effluent after passing through the Black Berkey® and PF-2 elements: .232ppm). In other words the Black Berkey® elements removed more aluminum from the water than was added by the PF-2 elements.