Are the Black Berkey® Purification Elements NSF certified?

NSF certifications are not required but rather optional. In our opinion, NSF certifications are limited in their application with respect to our gravity fed purification elements. NSF Standard 42 (aesthetic effects) and Standard 53 (health effects) would specifically  apply to our purification elements. NSF Standard 42 covers systems “designed to reduce specific aesthetic or non-health-related contaminants […]

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Will the Black Berkey® Purification Elements remove kerosene?

Petroleum based products are some of the easiest to remove from water. The Black Berkey® Purification Elements have been tested to remove the following petroleum contaminants up to 99.9%: Gasoline Diesel Crude Oil Kerosene Mineral Spirits Refine Oil For complete lab results on the Black Berkey®Purification Elements, click here However, please keep in mind that it […]

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Do your filters take out plastic from the water?

There are various plastic materials that can be leeched into water and the most common are BPA ( Bisphenol A) and 1,1-Dichloroethane (11-DCA). The Black Berkey elements have been tested  to remove both of these plastic materials. Please refer to our lab testing results by clicking here

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Why is my PH level higher after using the Black Berkey® Purification Elements?

When water is filtered through our system, the Black Berkey® Purification Elements increase the PH level of the water. This is healthful because pathogenic bacteria and viruses thrive in acidic environments and have difficulty surviving in alkaline environments. An environment with more alkalinity does have a higher PH level. The PH level will depend on various […]

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Since the filter has pores fine enough to remove viruses, does it get clogged frequently?

The proprietary filter formulation used in Black Berkey® Purification Elements makes up for the incredibly small pore size by utilizing an exponentially greater number of micro pores in each purification element than that found in other filter elements. This is the reason Black Berkey® Purification Elements produce approximately 8 times more water per hour than other elements. While some of […]

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