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Berkey® Stainless Purifier Systems

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Berkey® Systems are the World's Most Powerful and Cost Effective Personal Water purification Systems Providing Reliable and User-friendly Water Purification in Both Normal and Hostile Filtration Environments.

Moreover, Berkey® systems are capable of purifying both treated water and untreated raw water from such sources as remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds and water supplies in foreign countries, where regulations may be substandard at best. So powerful, this system is able to remove red food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Perfect for everyday use and a must in hostile environments where electricity, water pressure or treated water may not be available.

Berkey® Natural Purification Systems are the ultimate in water purification and the ideal personal protection and traveling companions. Used worldwide for normal, hostile and emergency environments to provide the purest, sparkling clean water possible.

How Berkey® Natural Water Purifiers Operate

To use, water is poured into the upper chamber. Gravity draws this water through the exclusive purification elements where contaminates are captured on and within theses micro-porous elements and are separated from the water. The purified water then collects in the lower chamber where it can be drawn through the spigot. What's more, Berkey® elements are cleanable and can be used over and over again.

NOTE: This page has the Berkey Black Cartridge Water Filters. Go here if you need Berkey Ceramic Filters and Replacement Cartridges


Big Berkey®

This powerful system purifies both treated water and untreated raw water from such sources as remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds and water supplies in foreign countries, where regulations may be substandard at best. Perfect for everyday use, outdoor activities and a must in hostile environments where electricity, water pressure or treated water may not be available.

The Big Berkey® system removes viruses, pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites and extracts harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222 and trihalomethanes. It also reduces rust, silt, sediment, foul taste and odors and unhealthy minerals such as lead and mercury. This system is so powerful it can remove red food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Virtually no other system can duplicate this performance.

Constructed of highly polished 304 stainless steel, the system comes complete with two purification elements and utilizes the latest technological advances. This system has a storage capacity of about 2.25 gallons (8.5 liters) and when in use it stands 19.25 inches in height with a diameter of 8.5 inches. The upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport and stands only 13 inches in height.

Configured with two Black Berkey® purification elements the system will purify up to 3 1/2 Gallons (13.3 liters) per hour*. This system can be expanded to use four purification elements and is capable of purifying up to 7 Gallons (26.5 liters) per hour*.

*Flow rate calculated with upper chamber full to top. Flow rate decreases as water level declines

$279 - With 2 Black Berkey® purification elements

$379 - With 4 Black Berkey® purification elements


Royal Berkey®

This powerful system purifies both treated water and untreated raw water from such sources as remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds and water supplies in foreign countries, where regulations may be substandard at best. Perfect for outdoor activities and a must in hostile environments where electricity, water pressure or treated water may not be available.

The Royal Berkey® system removes viruses, pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites and extracts harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222 and trihalomethanes. It also reduces rust, silt, sediment, foul taste and odors and unhealthy minerals such as lead and mercury. This system is so powerful it can remove red food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Virtually no other system can duplicate this performance.

Constructed of highly polished 304 stainless steel, the system comes complete with two purification elements and utilizes the latest technological advances. This system has a storage capacity of about 3.25 gallons (12.3 liters) and when in use it stands 23 inches in height with a diameter of 9.5 inches. The upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport and stands only 15.25 inches in height.

Configured with two Black Berkey® Purification Elements the system will purify up to 4 Gallons (15.1 liters) per hour*. This system can be expanded to use four purification elements and is capable of purifying up to 8 Gallons (30.3 liters) per hour*.

* Flow rate calculated with upper chamber full to top. Flow rate decreases as water level declines

$308 - With 2 Black Berkey® purification elements

$408 - With 4 Black Berkey® purification elements


Imperial Berkey®

This powerful system purifies both treated water and untreated raw water from such sources as remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds and water supplies in foreign countries, where regulations may be substandard at best. Perfect for outdoor activities and a must in hostile environments where electricity, water pressure or treated water may not be available.

The Imperial Berkey® system removes viruses, pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites and extracts harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222 and trihalomethanes. It also reduces rust, silt, sediment, foul taste and odors and unhealthy minerals such as lead and mercury. This system is so powerful it can remove red food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Virtually no other system can duplicate this performance.

Constructed of highly polished 304 stainless steel, the system comes complete with two purification elements and utilizes the latest technological advances. This system has a storage capacity of about 4.5 gallons (17 liters) and when in use it stands 25.75 inches in height with a diameter of 10 inches. The upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport and stands only 17 inches in height.

Configured with two Black Berkey® Purification Elements the system will purify up to 5.5 Gallons (20.8 liters) per hour*. This system can be expanded to use six purification elements and is capable of purifying up to 16.5 Gallons (62.5 liters) per hour*.

* Flow rate calculated with upper chamber full to top. Flow rate decreases as water level declines

$338 - With 2 Black Berkey® purification elements

$438 - With 4 Black Berkey® purification elements


Crown Berkey®

This powerful system purifies both treated water and untreated raw water from such sources as remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds and water supplies in foreign countries, where regulations may be substandard at best. Perfect for outdoor activities and a must in hostile environments where electricity, water pressure or treated water may not be available.

The Crown Berkey® system removes viruses, pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites and extracts harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222 and trihalomethanes. It also reduces rust, silt, sediment, foul taste and odors and unhealthy minerals such as lead and mercury. This system is so powerful it can remove red food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Virtually no other system can duplicate this performance.

Constructed of highly polished 304 stainless steel, the system comes complete with two purification elements and utilizes the latest technological advances. This system has a storage capacity of about 6 gallons (22.7 liters) and when in use it stands 30 inches in height with a diameter of 11 inches. The upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport and stands only 20 inches in height.

Configured with two Black Berkey® Purification Elements the system will purify up to 6.5 Gallons (24.6 liters) per hour*. This system can be expanded to use eight purification elements and is capable of purify up to 26 Gallons (98.4 liters) per hour*.

* Flow rate calculated with upper chamber full to top. Flow rate decreases as water level declines

$357 - With 2 Black Berkey® purification elements

$457 - With 4 Black Berkey® purification elements<

$657 - With 8 Black Berkey® purification elements


Go Berkey®

The Go Berkey® Kit is the designed for backpacking, hiking, camping, college students, world travel (business or vacation), on your desk at work or hundreds of other activities. The generic Sport Berkey® portable water filter bottle is perfect for when you are out on the trail and the Go Berkey® system works great for passive purification back at the campsite, lodge, etc. The generic Sport Berkey® portable water filter bottle can also be used to prime the Black Berkey® Purification Element when water pressure isn't available.

As with all our water purification systems, the Go Berkey® Kit is a must during unexpected emergencies. This powerful system purifies both treated water and untreated raw water from such sources as remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds and water supplies in foreign countries, where regulations may be substandard at best. Perfect for outdoor activities and a must in hostile environments where electricity, water pressure or treated water may not be available.

The Go Berkey® system removes viruses, pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites entirely and extracts harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222 and trihalomethanes. It also reduces unhealthy heavy metals such as lead and mercury. This system is so powerful it can remove red food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Virtually no other system can duplicate this performance.

Constructed of highly polished AISI 304 stainless steel the Go Berkey® Kit comes complete with one Black Berkey® Purification Element, one generic Sport Berkey® portable water filter bottle and a vinyl carry case This system has a storage capacity of about 1 quart (.95 liters) and when in use it stands 14" in height with a diameter of 4 inches. The upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport and stands only 10 inches in height. Weighing a mere 2.4 pounds the Go Berkey® Kit is lightweight, easily transportable and perfect for active people on the go.

Configured with one Black Berkey® Purification Element the system will purify up to 1 Gallon (3.8 liters) per hour; that's 24 gallons per day if the system is refilled continuously.*

Please Note: Due to the outdoor use of this system, the PF-2 Post Reduction element is typically not necessary, nor do they fit within the Go Berkey® system.

* Flow rate calculated with upper chamber full to top. Flow rate decreases as water level declines

$150 - (Not yet available in Iowa or California).


Travel Berkey®

The compact Travel Berkey® system is the perfect system for use during travel and any outdoor activities or during unexpected emergencies.

This powerful system purifies both treated water and untreated raw water from such sources as remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds and water supplies in foreign countries, where regulations may be substandard at best. Perfect for outdoor activities and a must in hostile environments where electricity, water pressure or treated water may not be available.

The Travel Berkey® system removes viruses, pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites and extracts harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222 and trihalomethanes. It also reduces rust, silt, sediment, foul taste and odors and unhealthy minerals such as lead and mercury. This system is so powerful it can remove red food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Virtually no other system can duplicate this performance.

Constructed of highly polished 304 stainless steel the system comes complete with two purification elements and utilizes the latest technological advances. This system has a storage capacity of about 1.5 gallons (5.7 liters) and when in use it stands 18" in height with a diameter of 7.5 inches. The upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport and stands only 12 inches in height.

Configured with two Black Berkey® Purification Elements the system will purify up to 2.5 Gallons (9.5 liters) per hour*.

* Flow rate calculated with upper chamber full to top. Flow rate decreases as water level declines

$249


Sport Berkey®

The Sport Berkey® Portable Water Filter is the ideal personal protection traveling companion - featuring the IONIC ADSORPTION MICRO FILTRATION SYSTEM. The theory behind this innovation is simple. The bottle's Filter is designed to remove and/or dramatically reduce a vast array of health-threatening contaminants from questionable sources of water, including remote lakes and streams, stagnant ponds and water supplies in foreign countries where regulations may be sub-standard at best.

The Sport Berkey® Portable Water Filter Eliminates or Reduces up to 99.9% of:

  • Unpleasant taste and odors, cloudiness, silt, sediment and chlorine.
  • Toxic chemicals: Trihalomethanes, VOCs, detergents, pesticides, etc.
  • Harmful microscopic pathogens: Cryptosporidium, Giardia, E-coli >99.99999% and other pathogenic bacteria.
  • Heavy metals: Aluminum, Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, Lead, and Mercury.
  • Radiologicals: Radon 222

The Sport Berkey®Portable Water Filter Utilizes: IONIC ADSORPTION MICRO FILTRATION

This advanced technology was developed, refined, and proven through diligent, investigative research and testing performed by water purification specialists, researchers and engineers. The media within the Filter element removes contaminants by a surface phenomenon known as "adsorption" which results from the molecular attraction of substances to the surface of the media. As the bottle is pressed, the source water is forced through the Filter. The quality and volume of media used, determine the rate of adsorption. The flow rate or time of exposure through the Filter has been calculated to yield the greatest volume removal of toxic chemicals caused by pollution from industry and agriculture. This exclusive Filter element is impregnated with proprietary "absorbing" media that promotes IONIC "absorption" of pollutants within the micro-porous element, such as aluminum, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, and other dangerous heavy metals.

The "Tortuous Path" structure of these pores gives it its unique characteristics. The Sport Berkey® Portable Water Filter offers a convenient and portable filtration system using medical grade technology.

Care and Use

Fill the Sport Berkey® Portable Water Filter with water, screw on cap and tighten securely to eliminate leaks. Flush water through Filter by pulling down lever, so that straw is exposed, and squeeze water through Filter & out the straw. Repeat this flushing process twice before drinking. This removes excess process dust from the Filter. After 2 flushes, rinse the bottle & cap. Your Filter bottle is now ready for use. Enjoy!

Maintenance and Storage

The Sport Berkey® Portable Water Filter has a shelf life of 50 years. When the Filter system will not be used for an extended period, flush the unit with a chlorinated solution of 1/4 tsp. per one half gallon of water. Allow to dry thoroughly with cap removed. Re-assemble and stow. Do not allow Filter to freeze, do not place in microwave oven and do not run hot water through the Filter.

Generic Version

The Generic/Non-Labeled Sport Berkey® Portable Water Filter is identical in function to the Sport Berkey® Portable Water Filter. It is primarily used for individuals, missionaries and relief organizations that would prefer to economize. It can also be custom labeled for specific organizations or events.

Note: All contaminants that this Filter has the ability to remove or reduce may not necessarily be in the user's water supply

Not currently available in California or Iowa

Sport Berkey® Filtration Bottle: $37.00 - SPRT

Generic Sport Berkey® Filtration Bottle: $31.00 - GSPRT

Sport Berkey® Replacement Element: $20.00 - SPTREP

REFILL CAPACITY - Water From Any Source: Up to 160 Refills, Municipal Water: Up to 640 Refills


Berkey® Sight Glass Spigots

Allows instant reading of water level in the lower chamber of your stainless steel Berkey® water purification system.

7.5 inch - $49.00 - For use with Travel Berkey® system. Big Berkey® system.
10 inch - $52.00 - For use with Royal Berkey® system and Imperial Berkey® system.
13 inch - $58.00 - For use with Crown Berkey® system.


Berkey® Shower Filter

The KDF Shower Filter will typically last 10,000 gallons or one year whichever comes first. The shower filter contains KDF 55 granules, which are most effective in removing or reducing chlorine, hydrogen sulfide, microorganisms, scale and water-soluble heavy metals such as lead, mercury, and iron. KDF process media also kill bacteria and inhibit the growth of bacteria, algae, and fungi. As an added benefit, KDF media reduce lime scale, mold, and fungi in your shower. KDF process media are completely safe so the process is not toxic and does not cause any adverse side effects. Please note: Berkey shower filters are available for sale to all U.S. states.

The dual media KDF Shower Filter will typically last 10,000 gallons or one year whichever comes first. The shower filter contains KDF 55 granules, which are most effective in removing or reducing chlorine, hydrogen sulfide, scale and water-soluble heavy metals such as lead, mercury, and iron. As an added benefit, KDF media reduce lime scale, mold, and fungi in your shower. KDF process media are completely safe so the process is not toxic and does not cause any adverse side effects. Effective for both hot and cold water.
  • Effective for both hot and cold water.
  • Reduces up to 95% of chlorine
  • Reduces chemical absorption and vapor inhalation
  • Reduces 98% of water soluble heavy metals
  • Contains bacteriostatic KDF as well as other media
  • Reduces damage to hair and skin
  • Eliminates foul tastes and odors
  • Back Flush Attachment to prevent premature clogging
  • Reduces lime, scale, mold and fungi in showers
  • Also available with massage shower head already installed

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

In the shower environment, chlorine can either be in liquid or gas state. At higher water temperatures in the enclosed shower stall, free-chlorine moves from the liquid to the gas state, where it vaporizes and subsequently is inhaled. The United States regulates all showerhead flow at 2.5 gallons per minute. Thus, the science behind shower filtration must take into account the unique situation in the shower, including temperature, flow rate and volume.

Our Dual Media KDF Shower Filter works on a similar principle to a Catalytic Converter in an automobile. In shower filtration free-chlorine is converted into a harmless chloride. The scientific name for this chemical reaction is known as "Reduction-Oxidation", commonly referred to as Redox. Redox reactions can be chemically complex. Simply stated, during a Redox reaction electrons are transferred between molecules, creating new elements. For instance, when free-chlorine comes in contact with the filtration media, it is changed into a benign, water-soluble chloride. This reaction changes free-chlorine to a larger chloride element, too large to evaporate or be absorbed by the skin. It is then carried harmlessly through the water supply. Hospitals, restaurants, municipal water treatment facilities, and homes rely on KDF process media to safely reduce or remove free chlorine, iron, iron oxides, heavy metals, hydrogen sulfide and bacteria from their water.

KDF process media are high-purity copper-zinc formulations used in treatment applications to reduce heavy metals, hydrogen sulfide, microorganisms, and scale. Water filtered through redox media controls microorganism growth. Treating water reduces bacteria and other microorganisms by electron transport, causing cellular damage. KDF process media also kill bacteria by direct electrochemical contact and by the flash formation hydroxyl radicals and hydrogen peroxide, both of which interfere with a microorganism's ability to function. High-purity copper-zinc redox media consistently remove 99% of free chlorine by electrochemically reducing dissolved chlorine gas to water-soluble chloride ions.

Redox media remove up to 98% of water-soluble cations (positively-charged ions) of lead, mercury, copper, nickel, chromium, and other dissolved metals. When filtered through KDF media, soluble lead cations are reduced to insoluble lead atoms, which are electroplated onto the surface of the media. All forms of KDF media are guaranteed for product purity, and a certified analytical sheet accompanies each manufacturing run. KDF media also meet EPA and Food and Drug Administration standards for maximum limits of zinc and copper in potable water.

Berkey Shower Filter w/out shower head: $64.00
Berkey Shower Filter with white massage shower head: $80.00


Berkey® Black Replacement Filter

Black Berkey® Purification Elements

Black Berkey® Purification Elements are more powerful than any other gravity filter element currently available. The micro-pores within the cleanable Black Berkey® purification elements are so small that pathogenic bacteria are simply not able to pass through them.

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.

Black Berkey Elements, 2-Pack: $114.00


Berkey® PF-2 Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Elements

PF-2™ reduction elements are designed for use in conjunction with Black Berkey® water purification elements to adsorb the following unwanted elements found in drinking water.

  • Fluoride
  • Arsenic V and pre-oxidized Arsenic III
  • Other residual heavy metal ions

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

FLUORIDE: Testing for fluoride was based on 20-30ppm of the ion in the influent aqueous solution at a flow rate of no more than 3 gpm (11 lpm) per cubic foot of media. Results of < 1ppm of the fluoride ion in the effluent were typical for the media (>95% reduction). Under optimum conditions, effluent concentrations of less than 50 ppb were readily achieved (>99.75% reduction).

ARSENIC: This product uniquely targets the entire family of arsenic oxide anions as well as the arsenic cations.

REPLACEMENT: Under normal conditions it is recommended that each set of two PF-2™ elements be replaced after 1,000 gallons (3,785 liters). The Royal Berkey® system is about 3.25 gallons (12.3 liters) therefore the PF-2™ filters should be replaced after 1,000/3.25 (3,785/12.3) or 307 refills. If the system is refilled about one time per day, the PF-2™'s should be replaced after 10 months, if the system is refilled about twice per day, the PF-2™'s should be replaced about every five months). Actual capacity is dependent on the presence of other competing contaminants in the source water. High levels of fluoride, arsenic and heavy metals may reduce the capacity and efficiency of the elements.

NOTES:

1) Do not boil this element.

2) PF-2™ elements reduce filtration flow rate by 15-20%.

3) Our original tests were done using gravity alone to purge the PF-2™ elements. Since then, we have added a step by using purging buttons which are much more efficient at removing any residual process dust from the PF-2™ media. The test does not distinguish between activated alumina (Al2O3) and Aluminum (Al). So we had to use the total count of aluminum and activated alumina in our tests.

4) The media used in the PF-2™ filter elements contains high-grade activated alumina (Al2O3), which currently is the most efficient media available for extracting fluoride from water. Activated alumina is inert. Below are the results we obtained when testing the PF-2™ elements (the water was not pre-filtered through the Black Berkey® elements). The reduction over time is due to additional residual process dust being washed free from the PF-2™ elements as the system is used. To give a scale for comparison purposes we include test results from a national brand toothpaste and water boiled in an aluminum pan.

  • National brand toothpaste 52.878 ppm aluminum
  • Water boiled in an aluminum pan for five minutes: 2.791 ppm aluminum
  • PF2™ after conditioning (5 cycles): .178 ppm aluminum
  • PF2™ after 10 Cycles: .037 ppm aluminum
  • PF2™ after 20 Cycles: .029 ppm aluminum

While the above results indicate that the residual process dust adds a minute amount of activated alumina to the water, the Black Berkey® purification elements reduce aluminum from the water. We tested water that naturally contained .320ppm aluminum and filtered it through the combination of the Black Berkey® and the post conditioned PF-2™ filtration elements (5 cycles). The results showed a net reduction in aluminum contamination (Raw influent: .320ppm - Effluent after passing through the Black Berkey® and PF-2™ elements: .232ppm). Again, the standard tests cannot distinguish between aluminum (Al) and activated alumina (Al2O3), which is inert. Nevertheless, the tests showed a net reduction by the Black Berkey® element in the combination of naturally occurring aluminum plus any residual activated alumina (Al2O3)process dust from the PF-2™ elements.

NOTE: The fluoride filters attach to the bottom of the black filters and sit in the reservoir tank. These can only be used with the 2 and 4 filter units.

PF-2™ - Set of 2 - $61.00
PF-4™ - Set of 4 - $112 (MTBE, Fluoride, Arsenic & Lead reduction element-ceramic)


       

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Jeffrey T. Maehr, D.C. (Ret.)
Certified Nutritional Microscopist
Wholistic Nutritional Consultant

Email: drhealth (at) purehealthsystems (dot) com
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