Black Berkey® Purification Elements are black filters that sit in the top chamber of a Berkey® System. Simply pour untreated water into the system’s top chamber, and the water is purified as gravity pulls it through the Black Berkey® Purification Elements into the bottom chamber where it is easily dispensed through a handy spigot.
The Gold Standard in Water Purification
Black Berkey® Purification Elements classified as water purifiers because they reduce or remove up to 99.9999999% of pathogenic bacteria and up to 99.999% of viruses, which greatly exceeds the standard. They can purify raw untreated water, removing volatile organic compounds, trihalomethanes, chemicals, herbicides and inorganic minerals. They remove or greatly reduce contaminants like viruses, bacteria, pesticides, PFCs, pharmaceuticals, heavy metals like lead and even radiologicals.
How the Berkey Light® System Fits Your Needs
Consider the amount of water the system’s lower chamber can hold (capacity), and how fast you would like the system to produce purified water per hour (flow rate). There are 7 Berkey® System sizes to choose from. Each system includes 2 Black Berkey® Purification Elements, (Except for the Go Berkey® Kit which comes with one element) providing 6,000 gallons of purification. Each additional set of 2 elements speeds up the purification process and adds 6,000 gallons in lifespan.
- For normal everyday use, this system easily serves: 2-4 people
- Comes with 2 Black Berkey® Purification Elements
- Lifespan: 6,000 gallons / 5 years with typical use
- Max elements for the Berkey Light® System: 4 Black Berkey® Purification Element
- Lower Chamber Storage Capacity: Holds 2.75 gallons of purified water
- Flow rate / production: up to 4 gallons per hour*
- System Dimensions: 9" diameter x 26.5”(with base)
- Product Weight: 6lbs. (empty)
- Constructed of a non-BPA/BPS copolyester, which does not retain or leach any foul odors into your water
*Flow rate is calculated with the upper chamber full to top. Flow rate decreases as water level declines.
What is included:
- Upper and lower chambers
- A base
- 2 Black Berkey® Purification Elements
- 1 cloth lid
- 1 spigot
- 2 wing nuts, 2 washers
- 1 priming button
- 2 blocking plugs