Black Berkey purification elements are great filters. Black Berkey® Purification Elements are more powerful than any other gravity filter element currently available. Water that comes in bottles is not always safe to drink and some are contaminated with dangerous diseases causing bacteria and unwanted chemicals. We assure you that when your drinking water that has been filtered by a Berkey black filters that your water is clean and safe for consumption. Black Berkey elements are far more powerful than any other competitions water filters. The filters have been tested and with more than 10,000-10,500 times the concentration of very harmful pathogens per liter of water that is required for testing standards and protocols. The unique Black Berkey elements along with combing the old age process science mixed with modern state of the art scientific technology brings to you the finest water purification system available.
The powerful Black Berkey® purification elements also remove or reduce viruses, pathogenic bacteria, cysts, parasites, harmful or unwanted chemicals such as herbicides and pesticides, VOCs, detergents, organic solvents, trihalomethanes, cloudiness, silt, sediment, heavy metals, foul tastes, and odors. Black Berkey® purification elements are so powerful; they can remove red food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body requires. Black Berkey® purification elements are re-cleanable. When the flow rate decreases simply brush the Black Berkey® purification elements with a Scotch rite® pad under running water, reinstall and your system is again ready to purify water, 3-5 years of efficient water purification
The Location of this element is in the upper chamber. It is sold as a set of 2 elements (other combinations are available). The elements are very durable and are able to purify about 3,000 gallons of water before needing to be replaces. 2 elements in the Berkey system will purify about 6,000-6,200 gallons of water before needing to be replaced. It’s powerful enough to remove most and all biological and chemical containment’s without removing the beneficial mineral our body needs to function at the highest standard. 22,000 liters of water can be filtered. That calculates to an amazing 44,000 500 milliliter water bottles. You will save over $8,200 if you use the filter and not buy any water bottles from stores. Elements can also be used to upgrade most other gravity fed water filter purification systems. They are re-cleaning and self-sterilizing during the life of the element.
The first line of defense is that Berkey® purification elements are composed of a proprietary formulation of more than six different media types, all constructed into a very compact matrix containing millions of microscopic pores. These pores are so small that they produce what we refer to as a “Tortuous Path” that pathogenic bacteria, cysts, parasites, herbicides, pesticides, organic solvents, VOC’s, detergents, cloudiness, silt, sediment and sedimentary minerals, foul tastes and odors must travel through. These paths are so small that these pollutants physically cannot pass through them and become trapped, eliminating them from your drinking water. This process is known as microfiltration.
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Secondly, our media formulation uses unique adsorption and absorption properties. Adsorption works to create an ionic barrier similar to surface tension. This barrier is perfectly suited to the micro-porous water filter because it effectively allows the tiny pores to block water contaminants that are smaller than the pore size itself. This blocking process is how the Berkey® water filter is able to remove submicron viruses that other brands of water filters cannot, without the use of obnoxious chemicals like iodine or chlorine. Next, the heavy metals ions (mineral molecules) such as cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, aluminum, and other dangerous heavy metals are extracted from the water through an Ion exchange process where they are attracted to and transformed by electrically bonding to the media.
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Finally, Berkey® systems are so effective at removing contaminants from water because of the extremely long “contact period”. Other filtration systems rely on water pressure that forces water molecules through the elements at 60-90 PSI. These water molecules come into contact with the filter media for a mere fraction of a second. By comparison, water molecules passing through the structure of the Black Berkey® elements are drawn gently by gravity and stay in contact with the media for a long period of time. This allows the filter media to be more efficient in capturing contaminants. This advanced technology was developed, refined, and proven through years of diligent, investigative research and testing performed by water purification specialists, researchers, and engineers. The flow rate or time of exposure through the Black Berkey® purification elements have been calculated to yield the greatest volume of removal of potential contaminants in your water, no matter what the source.
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1) How long can we use the Black Berkey Purification elements/filters?
This is a commonly asked question. The result lies in how you maintain the black Berkey filters. If you treat them with care they will last you a lifetime. Some tips include keeping them inside a zip lock bag, or inside plastic or glass boxes sealed tight from air. They both provide safety from external containment’s from toxins that are in the air. We would recommend the usage of zip lock bags and small containers to keep them from avoiding damage.
2) Can we recycle the Black Berkey elements?
We don’t recommend that you recycle these elements as they are made from Polypropylene which is recycling code #5. We recommend that you dispose these elements filters after they have been broken down from wear and tear.
3) What exactly is the Black Berkey water filter element?
It is a water purifier that removes 99.99% of pathogens and any unwanted toxins that are found in water that is untreated before consumption. Each Berkey can filter water up to 3,000 gallons. 2 of them means that both purify your water up to a grand total of 6,000 gallons! Talk about lots of water! It fits off brand gravity filtration systems the water can be raised to a purifier with less effort. This is why black Berkey elements are so powerful and popular for family households! Join the team and purchase your Berkey Filter system today!
4) The procedure and priming of Black Berkey elements for storage?
Any individual can enjoy their black Berkey water filter if it is primed before using it. It only takes a few minutes to do the priming procedure and it is very easy. Priming is required because of its extremely tiny pores that create the filter no matter which filter choice you are using use the black Berkey purification element. These components need to have force when water is being entered inside the fine pores during its process. Your black Berkey box should come with a wing nut and elastic washer attached to it.
5) Do the black Berkey elements remove the healthy minerals as well?
No! Berkey purification systems only extract and remove the harmful elements that are in the water sources of your choosing. It removes lead, iron oxide, and mercury. But it also makes sure that it keeps the healthy nutrients and minerals which are beneficial for your body. This differs from filters that use the Reverse osmosis method. Reverse osmosis water filters eliminate harmful chemicals from the contaminated and polluted water but it ALSO strips the healthy minerals. If our body doesn’t get the necessary minerals it needs, then that causes negative side effects to our bodies. Filtered water from Berkey ensures that you will be free from body demineralization. The benefits of a Berkey system are that it will remove pathogenic bacteria. Other systems that use reverse osmosis cannot do this. The Berkey elements remove and make your water free from e-coli and giardia. E coli is a serious epidemic and causes many deaths around the world each year. Human or animal feces infected with E. coli sometimes get into lakes, pools, and water supplies. People can become infected when a contaminated city or town water supply has not been properly treated with chlorine or when people accidentally swallow contaminated water while swimming in a lake, pool, or irrigation canal. Altogether the Berkey water filters sets the highest standard for the removal of viruses and purifies your water into fresh, clear, and healthy drinking water for you and your family. 2.4 Billion people in the world do not have access to clean water. They do not only lack minerals from food but are also depleted because of the contaminated water they consume. Using a Berkey water filtration system will be beneficial for you in the short and long term; it is a great return on investment.
We offer all systems!
1 Single Black Berkey Filter($94), 2 Black Berkey Filters($156.00), 4 Black Berkey Filters($312.00), 6 Black Berkey Filters($468.00), 8 Black Berkey Filters($624.00)