7 Impressive Reasons to get a Berkey today!
FAMILY HEALTH BENEFITS ~ as they are simply the purest water purification system on the Market ~ They remove viruses, harmful pathogenic bacteria, cysts, parasites, herbicides, pesticides, organic solvents, VOC’s, detergents, cloudiness, silt, sediment and sedimentary minerals, foul tastes and odours. They remove these impurities while leaving in the essential minerals your body needs.
CONVENIENCE ~ I was worried as I am not the assembly savvy, however once I purchased my own Berkey, I was so surprised how easy it was to assemble. Berkey water systems takes minutes to be operations, and all without tools, electricity, water pressure, or plumbing. Plus use and maintenance is a breeze.
FRUGAL ~ Berkey water purifiers are the most affordable water purification system, an initial investment with cost savings over the years. The simplicity of their design allows for ease of removal and cleaning of the purification elements repeatedly. A set of two Black Berkey elements may last approximately 5-7 years (22, 700 liters), of efficient water purification. What is also amazing it they are self sterilizing.
BUILT TOUGH AND POWERFUL ~ Berkey systems can easily purify ordinary potable or tap water. Their claim to fame is that they are so efficient that they can and have been used to successfully purify raw, untreated water from remote lakes, streams, and even ponds. In today's uncertain times of natural disasters and sadly, political unrest, these purification systems make it ideal to have on hand in the event of blackouts, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes as well as local or national emergencies when treated tap water may become sparse or totally unavailable.
TOTALLY PORTABLE ~ The Berkey water purifier is conveniently portable as the units nestle within one another. Any unit can be taken anywhere: perfect for camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, to the cottage or college dorms, on any vacation. They may even be a part of your boat or RV arsenal.
STYLISH ~ These BERKEY units are beautifully sleek and stylish to have in any kitchen or other setting as they are made with high-grade polished 304 stainless steel. They will add a touch of shiny flare to any decor, yet that does not take away from their durability.
TRACK RECORD AND WORLDWIDE USE ~ These effective gravity filtration units boasts many great reviews and recommendations. These Berkey Gravity Filtration Units have been used by relief organizations such as UNICEF, the Peace Corps, Red Cross Societies Internationally, missionaries and relief workers in over 140 countries throughout the world.
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.
The Black Berkey® Purification Elements have been tested and confirmed to remove or greatly reduce the contaminants listed below:
How do the Black Berkey® Purification Elements work?
Since water filtration is a complex science, we try to use familiar terms when possible so the explanation is easier to understand. Several methodologies are used to produce the Black Berkey® purification elements.
The first line of defense is that Berkey® purification elements are composed of a proprietary formulation of more than six different media types, all constructed into a very compact matrix containing millions of microscopic pores. These pores are so small that they produce what we refer to as a “Tortuous Path” that pathogenic bacteria, cysts, parasites, herbicides, pesticides, organic solvents, VOC’s, detergents, cloudiness, silt, sediment and sedimentary minerals, foul tastes and odors must travel through. These paths are so small that these pollutants physically cannot pass through them and become trapped, eliminating them from your drinking water. This process is known as microfiltration.
Secondly, our media formulation uses unique adsorption and absorption properties. Adsorption works to create an ionic barrier similar to surface tension. This barrier is perfectly suited to the micro-porous water filter because it effectively allows the tiny pores to block water contaminants that are smaller than the pore size itself. This blocking process is how the Berkey® water filter is able to remove submicron viruses that other brands of water filters cannot, without the use of obnoxious chemicals like iodine or chlorine. Next, the heavy metals ions (mineral molecules) such as cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, aluminum, and other dangerous heavy metals are extracted from the water through an Ion exchange process where they are attracted to and transformed by electrically bonding to the media.
Finally, Berkey® systems are so effective at removing contaminants from water because of the extremely long “contact period”. Other filtration systems rely on water pressure that forces water molecules through the elements at 60-90 PSI. These water molecules come into contact with the filter media for a mere fraction of a second. By comparison, water molecules passing through the structure of the Black Berkey®elements are drawn gently by gravity and stay in contact with the media for a long period of time. This allows the filter media to be more efficient in capturing contaminants. This advanced technology was developed, refined, and proven through years of diligent, investigative research and testing performed by water purification specialists, researchers, and engineers. The flow rate or time of exposure through the Black Berkey® purification elements has been calculated to yield the greatest volume of removal of viruses, toxic chemicals, and bacteria.