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Berkey Water Filters and Purifiers

Berkey Water Filters and Purifiers

The Table below shows how many gallons each Berkey Water Filter system will hold and how many Elements it can accommodate

Berkey Filter System Two Elements Can Expand to
Royal Berkey 3.25 Gallons 4 Elements
Big Berkey 2.25 Gallons 4 Elements
Berkey Light 2.75 Gallons 4 Elements
Travel Berkey 1.5 Gallons 2 Elements
Imperial Berkey 4.5 Gallons 6 Elements
Crown Berkey 6 Gallons 8 Elements

The Table below shows the flow rate of each Berkey Water Filter System with 2 elements and with 4 , 6 or 8 (depending what system you choose) berkey elements. Please note that the flow rate is calculated with the top chamber full to the top, as it empties the flow rate will decrease. If you use the fluoride elements also the flow rate will decrease by 15 to 20%

Berkey Filter System Flow Per Hour Expanded Flow
Royal Berkey 4.0 Gallons 8.0 Gallons Per Hour
Big Berkey 3.5 Gallons 7.0 Gallons Per Hour
Berkey Light 4 Gallons 8 Gallons Per Hour
Travel Berkey 2.75 Gallons None
Imperial Berkey 3.5 Gallons 13.5 Gallons Per Hour
Crown Berkey 6.5 Gallons 26 Gallons Per Hour

Black Berkey® Purification Elements are more powerful than any other gravity filter element currently available. In fact, we tested the Black Berkey® purification elements with more than 10,000 times the concentration of pathogens per liter than is required by standard test protocol. This concentration of pathogens is so great that the post filtered water should be expected to contain 100,000 or more pathogens per liter (99.99% reduction - the requirement for pathogenic removal). Incredibly the purification elements removed 100%. Absolutely no pathogens were cultured from the effluent or were able to be detected, even under an electron microscope, setting a new standard in water purification.

Black Berkey® purification elements are so powerful, they can remove red food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Virtually no other filtration element can duplicate this performance.

The powerful Black Berkey® purification elements also remove or reduce viruses, pathogenic cysts, parasites, harmful or unwanted chemicals such as herbicides and pesticides, VOCs, detergents, organic solvents, cloudiness, trihalomethanes, silt, sediment, heavy metals, foul tastes and odors, yet they leave in the healthful and beneficial minerals that your body needs.

VIRUSES >99.999%
Exceeds purification standards:
MS2 - Fr Coliphage

Exceeds purification standards:
E. Coli - Klebsiella - Pseudomonas Aeruginosa - Giardia - Cryptosporidium - Raoultella Terrigena

Removed to below detectable limits:
(Health effects: muscle & nervous system disorders, cancer)
Bromodichloromethane - Bromoform - Chloroform - Dibromochloromethane

Removed to below detectable limits:
Radon 222

Removed to below detectable limits:

Chlorine Residual             cancer, birth defects

HEAVY METALS - Reduced by up to 95%:
Lead kidney, nervous system damage
Mercury kidney, nervous system disorders
Aluminum respiratory, nervous system disorders
Cadmium kidney damage
Chromium liver, kidney, circulatory system disorders
Copper gastro-enteric diseases

rust, silt, sediment, foul taste and odors.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
Removed to below detectable limits

Carbon Tetrachloride

Ethylene Dibromide (EDB)
Heptachlor Epoxide
2,4,5-TP (Silvex)

The Berkey® Secret/How Berkey Systems Work

Have you ever wondered how Berkey® purification systems remove viruses, pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites while extracting chemicals including herbicides, pesticides, organic solvents, VOCs, detergents, cloudiness, silt, sediment, foul tastes and odors?  Or, how Berkey® systems are able to reduce heavy metals such as cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, aluminum and other dangerous heavy metals without removing the healthful and beneficial minerals that your body needs?

And finally, how is this system able to remove red food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs?

The unique Berkey® design combines the age-old process of micro-porous filtration coupled with modern state-of-the-art technology and the highest quality materials to bring you the finest water purification system available anywhere.  The micro-pores within the self-sterilizing and re-cleanable Black Berkey® purification elements are so small that pathogenic bacteria are simply not able to pass through them.

The media within the elements remove contaminants by a surface phenomenon known as “adsorption” which results from the molecular attraction of substances to the surface of the media. The exclusive purification elements are also impregnated with proprietary “absorbing” media that promote IONIC “absorption” of pollutants within the micro-porous elements.

Another reason Berkey® systems are so effective in removing contaminants from water is the extremely long “contact period”.  Other filtration systems rely on water pressure that forces water molecules through the filter 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 “Tortuous Path” structure of the Black Berkey® purification 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 contaminates.  For example, if you were to hurl 100 steel ball bearings at a large magnet, some would stick but most would bounce off.  However, if you were to walk over and gently place the ball bearings on the magnet most, if not all, would adhere to the magnet.  Berkey® systems fully utilize this principle.

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 exclusive Black Berkey® purification elements has been calculated to yield the greatest volume removal of toxic chemicals and pathogenic bacteria found in nature and caused by pollution from industry and agriculture. 

Berkey Water Purifiers and Filters

There is hardly a name more well-known or respected in the water purification realm than that of Berkey. While most household water filters hook up to the incoming water supply and so rely on electricity, Berkey water filter purifiers do not. These non-electric filters are gravity feed units (with the exception of the Berkey Sport Bottle) that merely require you to pour water into the top chamber and then allow purified water to collect in the lower.

Originally, these filters were provided to missionaries, explorers, and others travelling to the back-of-beyond in the 19th Century, but they are still working just as well and reliably in the modern world. 

Pure, Delicious Water

These are excellent water filters not only for everyday use but also for emergencies when your normal water supply may be interrupted. Because of the effectiveness of the filter elements, you can literally take water from any outside source – even a mud puddle – pour it into the upper chamber, and find clear, clean, safe water waiting for you in the lower container. 

Householders will probably want to choose the Big Berkey Water Filter, the Royal Berkey Water Filter Purifier, or the Berkey Light Water Filter. All of these units come with 2 Black Berkey filter ‘candles’ and there is an optional fluoride removal filter available as well. 

These high quality filters will basically remove every possible harmful substance or element that might be found in your water:

  • Bacteria and viruses.
  • VOCs.
  • Radon.
  • Heavy metals.
  • Chlorine.
  • Cysts and protozoans.
  • Trihalomethanes.

Using a Berkey Water Filter Purifier is your guarantee that the water you and your family drinks will be safe and clean.

Berkey Filters for Travel

Although the water quality in America, Canada, and Western Europe is safe, those who are travelling outside of these areas will be at risk of a number of potentially dangerous pathogens and chemicals. Regulations pertaining to water quality are either lax or non-existent in much of the world, and anyone travelling to Africa, Asia, the Middle East, or Central or South America would be well advised to take along the means of purifying their water. Please keep in mind that purified water should also be used for brushing the teeth and washing the face – there is a risk not only of getting unsafe water into the mouth, but also into the eyes.

Berkey has designed the Go Berkey Water Filter Purifier Kit And Sport Bottle which includes:

  • The Berkey 1 Quart Water Purifier – this operates in the same way as the larger Berkey filters, just on a smaller scale. Easy to set up in a hotel room or apartment, simply pour water into the top chamber and drink the purified water from the lower.
  • While on the go, the Sport Bottle is an easy and convenient way to enjoy safe water while en route; fill the bottle and then squeeze purified water directly into your mouth or into a glass.

The compact size of the Go Berkey Water Filter Purifier Kit And Sport Bottle make it easy to take along – the 1 Quart Purifier can be stashed in your suitcase, and the Sport Bottle either in your backpack or on a belt holder for added convenience.

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