What do Berkey Purification Elements Remove?

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

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION; While the system can efficiently purify raw untreated water, always use the cleanest, clearest water possible.  As an additional precaution, if using a source of water that you believe might contain extreme viral and bacteriological contamination, it recommended by the CDC, EPA and other organizations that approximately 16 drops of plain bleach (sodium hypochlorite) or iodine per gallon to treat the source water before purifying.

This should kill minute pathogens such as viruses in approximately 30 minutes. The disinfectant will then be removed after cycling the treated water through the Berkey System.

Visit CLOROX.COM on taking ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONS to make raw untreated water as safe as possible to drink.

Viruses: Removed to >99.999%
Exceeds purification standards (Log 5)

  • MS2 Coliphage – FR Coliphage

Pathogenic Bacteria (And Surrogates): Removed to >99.9999%
Exceeds purification standard (Log 6)

  • Raoultella terrigena (Pathogenic Bacteria Surrogate)
  • Bacillus atrophaues (Anthrax Surrogate)
  • Salmonella Enterica

Trihalomethanes: Removed to >99.8%
Below Lab Detectable Limits

  • Bromodichloromethane
  • Bromoform
  • Chloroform
  • Dibromochloromethane

Inorganic Minerals
Removed to Below Lab Detectable Limits

  • Chloramine
  • Chloride
  • Chlorine Residual (Total Residual Chlorine)
  • Free Chlorine(>99.9%)

Heavy Metals (High & Low pH Levels)

  • Aluminum (>99%)
  • Antimony (>99.9%)
  • Barium (>80%)
  • Beryllium (>99.9%)
  • Bismuth (>99.9%)
  • Cadmium (>99.7%)
  • Cobalt (>95%)
  • Chromium (>99.9%)
  • Chromium 6 (>99.85%)
  • Copper (>99.9%) viagra kje kupiti
  • Iron (>99.9%)
  • Lead (>99.9%)
  • Mercury (>99.9%)
  • Molybdenum (>90%)
  • Nickel (>99.9%)
  • Vanadium (>87.5%)
  • Zinc (>99.9%)

Micro-Organisms: Removed to >99.9%

  • Total Coliform
  • Fecal Coliform
  • e.Coli

Pharmaceutical Drug Contaminants: Removed to >99.9%

  • Acetaminophen
  • Caffeine
  • Carbamazepine
  • Ciprofloxacin HCl
  • Erythromycin USP
  • Sulfamethoxazole
  • Trimethoprim
  • Bisphenol A
  • Diclofenac Sodium
  • 4-para-Nonylphenol
  • 4-tert-Octylphenol
  • Primidone; Progestrone
  • Gemfibrozil
  • Ibuprofen
  • Naproxen Sodium
  • Triclosan

Also removes or reduces:

  • Arsenic (>99.9%)
  • Escherichia coli (E. Coli) (>99.999%)
  • Fluorene (>99.9%)
  • Manganese (>99.9%)
  • MBAS (>96.67%)
  • Nitrites (>95%)
  • PCB s (>99.9%)
  • Petroleum Products (Gasoline, Diesel, Crude Oil, Kerosene, Mineral Spirits, Refined Oil- All >99.9%)
  • Selenium (>99.9%)
  • Thallium (>99.5%)
  • Rust
  • Silt
  • Sediment
  • Turbidity
  • Foul Tastes and Odors

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
Removed to below Lab detectable limits

  • Alachlor
  • 1,1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane
  • 1,1,1-Trichloroethane (TCA)
  • 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane
  • 1,1,2-Trichloroethane
  • 1,1,2-Trichlorotrifluoroethane
  • 1,1-Dichloroethane (1,1-DCA)
  • 1,1-Dichloroethylene (1,1-DCE)
  • 1,1-Dichloropropene
  • 1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene
  • 1,2,3-Trichloropropane
  • 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene
  • 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene
  • 1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP)
  • 1,2-Dibromoethane
  • 1,2-Dichloro-1,1,2-trifluoroethane (CFC 123a)
  • 1,2-Dichlorobenzene
  • 1,2-Dichlorobenzene-d4
  • 1,2-Dichloroethane
  • 1,2-Dichloropropane
  • 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene
  • 1,3-Dichlorobenzene
  • 1,3-Dichloropropene
  • 1,4-Dichlorobenzene
  • 2,2-Dichloropropane
  • 2,4,5-T
  • 2,4,5-TP (Silvex)
  • 2,4-D
  • 2,4-DB
  • 2-Butanone (MEK)
  • 2-Chlorotoluene
  • 2-Hexanone
  • 2-Methyl-2-propanol
  • 3,5-Dichlorobenzoic Acid
  • 3-Hydroxycarbofuran
  • 4-Bromofluorobenzene
  • 4-Chlorotoluene
  • 4-Isopropyltoluene
  • 4-Methyl-2-pentanone
  • 4-Nitrophenol
  • 5-Hydroxydicamba
  • Acetone
  • Acifluorfen
  • Alachlor
  • Aldicarb
  • Aldicarb Sulfone
  • Aldicarb Sulfoxide
  • Aldrin
  • alpha-Chlorodane
  • Ametryn
  • Aroclor (1016, 1221, 1232, 1242, 1248, 1254, 1260)
  • Atraton
  • Atrazine
  • Baygon
  • Bentazon
  • Benzene
  • Bromacil
  • Bromoacetic Acid
  • Bromobenzene
  • Bromochloromethane
  • Bromodichloromethane
  • Bromomethane
  • Bromoform
  • Butachlor
  • Butylate
  • Carbaryl
  • Carbofuran
  • Carbon Tetrachloride
  • Carboxin
  • Chloramben
  • Chlordane
  • Chloroacetic Acid
  • Chlorobenzene
  • Chloroethane
  • Chloroform
  • Chloromethane
  • Chlorpropham
  • cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene
  • cis-1,3-Dichloropropene
  • cis-Nonachlor
  • Cycloate
  • Dacthal Acid
  • Dalapon
  • Diazinona
  • Dibromoacetic Acid
  • Dibromochloropropane (DBCP)
  • Diazinona
  • Dibromomethane
  • Dicamba

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
Removed to below Lab detectable limits

  • Dichloroacetic Acid
  • Dichlorodifluoromethane (CFC 12)
  • Dichloromethane
  • Dichlorvos
  • Diclorprop
  • Dieldrin
  • Dinoseb
  • Diphenamid
  • Disulfoton
  • Disulfoton Sulfone
  • Disulfoton Sulfoxidea
  • Endrin
  • EPTC
  • Ethoprop
  • Ethylbenzene
  • Ethylene Dibromide (EDB)
  • Fenamiphos
  • Fenarimol
  • Fluorobenzene
  • Fluridone
  • gamma-Chlorodane
  • Glyphosate
  • Halo acidic Acids (HAA5)
  • Heptachlor
  • Heptachlor Epoxide
  • Hexachlorobenzene
  • Hexachlorobutadiene (CCC)
  • Hexachlorocyclopentadiene
  • Hexazinone
  • Isopropylbenzene (Cumene)
  • Lindane (Gamma-BHC)
  • Merphos
  • Methiocarb
  • Methomyl
  • Methoxychlor
  • Methyl Paraoxon
  • Methyl tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE)
  • Metolachlor
  • Metribuzin
  • Mevinphos
  • MGK 264
  • Molinate
  • Monochlorobenzene
  • m-Xylenes
  • Naphthalene
  • Napropamide
  • n-Butylbenzene
  • Norflurazon
  • n-Propylbenzene
  • Oxamyl
  • o-Xylene
  • Pebulate
  • Pentachlorophenol
  • Picloram
  • Prometon
  • Prometryn
  • Pronamidea
  • Propazine
  • p-Xylenes
  • sec-Butylbenzene
  • Simazine
  • Simetryn
  • Stirofos
  • Styrene
  • Tebuthiuron
  • Terbacil
  • Terbufos
  • Terbutryn
  • tert-Butylbenzene
  • Tetrachloroethylene (PCE)
  • Tetrahydrofuran (THF)
  • Thiobencarb
  • Toluene
  • Toxaphene
  • trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene
  • trans-1,3-Dichloropropene
  • trans-Nonachlor
  • Triademefon
  • Tribromoacetic Acid
  • Trichloroacetic Acid
  • Trichloroethene (TCE)
  • Trichloroethylene
  • Trichlorofluoromethane (CFC 11)
  • Tricyclazole
  • Vernolate
  • Vinyl Chloride