Berkey Water Filters are the world leader in water filters and water purification. USA made high end portable water filter systems for our home or offices. The Black Berkey water filters (supplied with all Berkey water filter systems) are the most effective and longest lasting water filters on the market.
How do the black purification elements work?
The black purification elements work on three different principles: microfiltration, absorption and adsorption
Microfiltration – The first line of defence against contaminants is the material that the Black Berkey Filters are made of. The microscopic topography of the surface of the filter elements contains millions of tiny holes that let water pass through. These holes are so minute that pollutants physically cannot pass through them.
Absorption - The technology Berkey uses for this step in the filtering process is ion exchange. Heavy metals ions (chromium, lead or copper molecules) are extracted from the water through an ion exchange process where they are attracted to and transformed by electrically bonding to the media.
Adsorption - Adsorption works to create an ionic barrier similar to surface tension. The barrier spanning between the micropores blocks water contaminants, such as submicron viruses, that are smaller than the pore size itself. Berkey has the prestigious classification of water purifier, not just a water filter, due to its ability to remove viruses.
The Black Purification Elements will also last up to 11 years (23,000) litres meaning you will have healthy, clean water for years to come!
Remove bacteria, viruses and more!
- Removes Chlorine, Chloramines, Heavy Metals, Pharmaceuticals, and more
- Removes pathogenic bacteria, cysts, and parasites by 99.9999%,
- Removes viruses MS2 and FR Coliphage by 99.999%
- Removes disease-causing bacteria including Cholera, Typhoid, Salmonella, E. Coli, Fecal Coliform
- Extracts harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222 and trihalomethanes
- Reduces heavy metals such as aluminum, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, and mercury by up to 95%
- Reduces bad taste & odours
- Removes silt and sediment making your water crystal clear
- Removes Fluoride and Arsenic with the addition of Pf-2 filters.
The Berkey Water filters will maintain the beneficial mineral content of your water!