The Black Berkey filters used in all of our systems takes water filtration to a new level. During testing conducted by independent EPA approved laboratories, the Black Berkey® reduced a long list of water contaminants with never before seen results, and significantly raised the standard for the water filter industry.
Black Berkey® purifier elements are far more powerful compared to competitors' water filters. We tested the filters with more than 10,000 times the concentration of harmful pathogens per liter of water than is required by industry standard test protocols. This concentration of pathogens is so high that the water exiting the filters should be expected to contain 100,000 or more of pathogens per liter (99.99% reduction - the requirement in order to be classified for pathogenic removal). Incredibly, Berkey water filter elements removed 100% of the pathogens. Absolutely no pathogens were found in the effluent or were able to be detected. This set a new standard, allowing us to classify all systems containing the Black Berkey® filters as purifiers. The revolutionary Berkey purifier elements are so powerful they can remove food coloring from the water without removing any of the beneficial minerals your body needs.
The Black Berkey® filter element had extensive testing at State & EPA accredited laboratories and far exceed EPA & ANSI/NSF (Std. 53) protocol. The Black Berkey® filters have been Tested by the University of Phoenix, Spectrum Labs and the Department of Toxicology and Environmental Science Louisiana University.
Because the versatile Black Berkey Filters fit most other manufacturer's gravity water filters, off brand gravity filtration systems can be upgraded to a purifier, with little effort. This high quality replacement filter vastly improves other brand's housings ability to remove unwanted water contaminants.
Each Berkey filter element has a life of 3000 gallons. An incredible 6000 gallons for a 2 filter system (less than 2 cents per gallon of water). This is possible because of the filters unique ability to be cleaned up to 100 times using a 3M Scotch Brite Pad.
The Black Berkey Filter Elements have been tested and confirmed to remove or greatly reduce the contaminants listed below.
Viruses: 99.999% reduction
MS2 - Fr Coliphage
*Exceeds purification standards
Pathogenic Bacteria, Parasites, and Cysts: Removed to non-detectable levels - 100% reduction
E. coli, Klebsiella terrigena, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Giardia, Cryptosporidium
*Exceeds purification standards
Trihalomethanes: Removed to below detectable limits - 99.99999% reduction
Bromodichloromethane, Bromofore, Chloroform, Dibromochloromethane
Inorganic Minerals: Removed to non-detectable levels - 99.9999999% reduction
Heavy Metals: Greater than 95% reduction
Lead, Mercury, Aluminum, Cadmium, Chromium, Copper
Volatile Organic Compounds: Removed to below detectable limits - 99.9999999% reduction
Alachlor, Atrazine, Benzene, Carbofuran, Carbon Tetrachloride,
Chlorine, Chlorobenzene, Chloroform, 2 4-D, DBCP,
p-Dichlorobenzene, o-Dichlorobenzene, 1 1-Dichloroethane
1 2-Dichlorpethane, 1 1-Dichloroethylene, Cis-1 2-Dichloroethyiene
Trans-1 2-Dichloroethylene, 1 2-Dichloropropane
Cis-l 3-Dichloropropylene, Dinoseb, Endrin, Ethylbenzene
Ethylene Dibromide (EDB), Heptachlor, Heptachlor Epoxide
Hexachlorobutodlene, Hexachloro-, Cyclopentadlene, 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