We don’t recommend the recycling of the Black Berkey® Purification Elements, PF-2s or PF-4s. The shells of the Berkey® PF-2™ and PF-4™ are made of Polypropylene, which is Recycle Code 5. Uses of Polypro (for short) include catsup bottles, yogurt containers, margarine tubs & medicine bottles. However, there is no recycle code for the Berkey PF™ elements. […]
New Millennium Concepts, Ltd. uses only the highest quality, highly polished AISI 304 grade stainless steel, known for its high corrosion and heat-resistant properties, in our Berkey® Water systems. It is equivalent to high quality 18/8 stainless steel cookware.
The A/C adapter that comes with the Berkey Light® requires 110V AC power. We do offer a voltage converter for our international customers. This converter will convert foreign electricity (220/230 volts) to U.S. electricity (110/120 volts). To order a voltage converter click here. To order a light up Berkey Base™ click here.
Why do the log reduction levels differ for varying Berkey® element tests? Some laboratory results show testing to greater Log reduction (example: 99.9% vs. 99.99999%) than others.
“…The quantitation limit of an individual analytical procedure is the lowest amount of analyte in a sample which can be quantitatively determined with suitable precision and accuracy. The quantitation limit is a parameter of quantitative assays for low levels of compounds in sample matrices, and is used particularly for the determination of impurities and/or degradation products…” REFERENCE: […]
We recommend keeping the Berkey Light® out of direct sunlight. The only other maintenance we suggest is to wash the lower chamber once per month with soapy dishwater. In areas with hard water, calcium scale may build up on spigot and chambers after prolonged use. To remove, soak affected part(s) in vinegar or a 50-50% […]
It is possible for algae to grow in the Berkey Light® because of two factors. The first is that Berkey® systems are removing any chemicals that would inhibit the growth of algae. The second is light. If the Base LED is left on constantly, it can promote the algae growth. This situation can also occur if […]
This is not something that happens very often. However, it is possible that if there is excessive pressure put on the spigot it may cause stress fractures. There would need to be a great deal of strain or force put on the Berkey Light® for it to crack.
What makes the Berkey Light® such a popular system is that it is portable, lightweight, and see-through. The Berkey Light® also has a great amount of storage capacity at 2.75 gallons. A favorite feature of Berkey Light® is its base. The base allows some space between the counter top and the spigot. In addition, when used with […]
New Millennium Concepts, Ltd has made a change in the plugs utilized in the Berkey Light® systems. We have slightly enlarged the element holes in the upper chamber of the Berkey Light® system. Accordingly, we have also slightly increased the diameter of the blocking plugs. To view detailed information about this change please click here.
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 […]