Black Berkey™ Purification Elements - Set of 2
Set of 2 replacement filters for Berkey water purification systems. Black Berkey Purification Elements are more powerful than any other gravity filter element currently available. This item cannot be shipped to addresses in California.
NOTE: This item is excluded from sale pricing as the manufacturer has strict minimum pricing requirements for its distributors.
How to Test Your Black Berkey Purification Elements
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.
This product is shipped from one of our warehouses in Northern California. Orders placed after 12 p.m. will typically ship the following business day. To see an estimate of our delivery times, click here.
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