Black Berkey Purification Elements (set of 2)
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 Berkey®Purification Element formulation has been tested by State and EPA accredited laboratories to exceed NSF/ANSI Standard 53.Features:
Kit Includes: Two 9" Black Berkey Purification Elements with 2 washers, 2 wing nuts, and 1 priming button.
Compatibility: Installs in the upper chamber of any Berkey system. Elements can also be used to upgrade most other gravity-fed water filter systems.
Durability: Each Black Berkey element is designed to purify approximately 3,000 gallons of water before needing replacement; 2 elements in a Berkey system will purify approximately 6,000 gallons of water before replacement is recommended. Re-cleanable and self-sterilising during the life of the element.
The Black Berkey® Purification Elements have been tested and confirmed to remove or greatly reduce the contaminants listed below:
Exceeds Purification Standard (Log 4):
MS2 Coliphage – Fr Coliphage
PATHOGENIC BACTERIA SURROGATE >99.9999%
Exceeds Purification Standard (Log 6): Raoultella terrigena
TRIHALOMETHANES – Removed to >99.8%
(Below Lab Detectable Limits):
Bromodichloromethane – Bromoform – Chloroform – Dibromochloromethane
Removed to below Lab Detectable Limits: Chlorine Residual (Total Residual Chlorine)
How to Prime Black Berkey Element