Big Berkey 2.25 Gallon Water Purification System
The versatile Big Berkey system is the ideal system for use at home with small or medium sized families, travel, outdoor activities, or during emergencies. This powerful system purifies both treated water and untreated raw water from sources like remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds, and foreign countries where water regulations may be substandard. Perfect for everyday use and outdoor activities, and a must in hostile environments where electricity, water pressure, or treated water may not be available. Simply pour the source water into the upper chamber and gravity does the rest. Purified water collects in the lower chamber and is easily dispensed through the spigot.
The Big Berkey Water Purification System uses the best-in-class Black Berkey™ Purification Element to remove pathogenic bacteria, cysts, and parasites entirely and extract harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222, and trihalomethanes. It also reduces nitrates, nitrites, and unhealthy minerals such as lead and mercury. This system is so powerful it can remove food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Virtually no other system can match this performance. This item cannot be shipped to addresses in California.
Big Berkey Water Purifier Features
- Serves 1-4 people under normal everyday use
- Can serve up to 85-170 people a day during an emergency when fully configured
- Constructed of highly polished AISI 304 stainless steel
- Stores 2.25 gallons (8.5 liters) of purified water
- Includes 2 Black Berkey Purification Elements and can accommodate up to 4
- Up to 4 PF-2 Fluoride and Arsenic Filters may be installed in the lower chamber of this system if desired
- 19¼" high and 8½" in diameter
- Upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport (13" high)
- Produces up to 3.5 gallons (13.3 liters) per hour when configured with 2 Black Berkey Purification Elements
- Produces up to 7 gallons (26.5 liters) per hour when configured with 4 Black Berkey Purification Elements
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NOTE: This item is excluded from sale pricing as the manufacturer has strict minimum pricing requirements for its distributors.
Black Berkey™ Purification Elements Filtration Specifications
Black Berkey Purification Elements are more powerful than any other gravity filter element currently available. The Elements have a unique purification capability that is due to their unique structure. The micro-pores within the Black Berkey Elements are so small that viruses and pathogenic bacteria are simply not able to pass through them.
Many water filters on the market may claim to be a water purifier, but do not meet the performance specifications required for this classification. In order to be classified as a water purifier, a water treatment device must remove at least 99.9999% of pathogenic bacteria and reduce viruses by 99.99%. The Black Berkey Purification Elements can be classified as water purifiers because they remove 99.9999999% of pathogenic bacteria and 99.999% of viruses, which greatly exceeds the standard. The Black BerkeyPurification Element formulation has been tested by State and EPA accredited laboratories to exceed NSF/ANSI Standard 53.
The Black Berkey Purification Elements have been tested and confirmed to remove or greatly reduce the contaminants listed below:
Viruses: 99.999% reduction
MS2 Coliphage - Fr Coliphage (exceeds purification standards)
Pathogenic Bacteria Surrogate: >99.9999%
Raoultella terrigena (exceeds purification standards)
Micro-Organisms: 99.9% reduction
Including: Total Coliform, Fecal Coliform, e.Coli
Pharmaceuticals: 99.5% reduction
Including: Erythromycin USP, Progestrone, Naproxen Sodium, Carbamazepine, Caffeine, Acetaminofen, Sulfamethoxazole, Triclosan, BPA
Trihalomethanes: Removed to below lab detectable limits >89.8% reduction
Including: Bromodichloromethane - Bromoform - Chloroform - Dibromochloromethane
Inorganic Minerals: Removed to below lab detectable limits
Including: Chlorine Residual (Total Residual Chlorine)
Heavy Metals: Greater than 95% reduction for most metals
Including: Aluminum (> 75%). Antimony (>97.5%), Barium (>80%), Cadmium (>99.5%), Cobalt (>95%), Chromium (>95%), Chromium 6 (>99.85%), Copper (>95%), Lead (>97.5%), Mercury (>98%), Molybdenum (>90%), Nickel (>95%), Vanadium (>87.5%)
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs): Removed to below lab detectable limits
Including: Alachlor, Atrazine, Benzene, Carbofuran, Carbon Tetrachloride, Chlorine, Chloramines, 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
Also removes or reduces:
Arsenic (>99%),MBAS (>96.67%), Nitrites (>95%), Selenium (>97.5%), Thallium (>99.5%), as well as rust, silt, sediment, turbidity, foul taste, and odors.
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