Dioxane (also known as 1,4-dioxane, diethylene ether, and diethylene dioxide) is a chemical used as a solvent in industrial products such as paint and pesticides. It can also be found as a trace contaminant in consumer products such as shampoos, detergents and cosmetics. Drinking water can become contaminated by dioxane via manufacturing plant discharges or […]
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the following are listed as sources not recommended for drinking water: Radiators, hot water boilers (home heating systems) Water from the toilet bowl or flush tank Waterbeds Swimming pools and spas Chemicals and contaminants commonly found in swimming pools include the following: pH increaser, pH decreaser, alkalinity […]
Do the Black Berkey ® Purification Elements remove the microscopic parasites that cause giardiasis and cryptosporidiosis?
Giardiasis and cryptosporidiosis are intestinal infections caused by the protozoan parasites giardia lamblia and cryptosporidium parvum. The ailments are often caused by ingesting water or food contaminated by the feces from infected animals and humans. Symptoms of giardiasis and cryptosporidiosis can include diarrhea, gas, nausea, and cramps. The parasites are commonly found in outdoor water sources […]
If you have used your elements: The method of storage depends upon the length of time that the Black Berkey® Purification Elements will not be used: If the filters will not be used between 4 to 15 days and you want to avoid the re-priming process, remove the filters from the system, place them into […]
The Black Berkey® Purification Elements are the leader of gravity-fed water purifiers. Each element is designed to purify approximately 3,000 gallons of water before needing to be replaced; 2 elements in a Berkey® system will purify approximately 6,000 gallons of water before replacement is recommended. The Black Berkey® Purification Elements are sold as a set of two and can be […]
BLACK BERKEY®PURIFICATION ELEMENTS FILTRATION SPECIFICATIONS Black Berkey® Purification Elements are more powerful than any other gravity filter element currently available. The Elements have a unique purification capability that is due to their unique structure. The micro- pores within the Black Berkey® Elements are so small that viruses and pathogenic bacteria are simply not able to pass […]