Yes. The media in the Berkey Earth® Element is designed to target Heavy Metals, but allows most of the healthful minerals that your body needs to pass through.
The Berkey Earth® Elements are designed to work in conjunction with the Berkey PF-4™ post filter elements. These particular post filter elements are designed to reduce Fluoride, Arsenic and other “Difficult to Remove” heavy metal ions from water.
When using the Berkey Earth® Element there is no need for priming. Once you install the Berkey Earth® Element, it is good to go. The flow rate will increase with use.
Four (4) 9″ Berkey Earth® elements in a system will produce a flow rate of up to 12 gallons of water per day.
The red food coloring test is only designed for the Black Berkey® Elements and NOT recommended for the Berkey Earth® elements. While the amount of food coloring may be reduced, this test can permanently dye the elements pink.
If the time it takes for the water to filter into the lower chamber substantially decreases, the flow rate can be easily renewed by cleaning the ceramic filter. Follow these simple steps: Carefully remove the Berkey Earth® Element from the upper chamber. Using a soft toothbrush or soft scouring pad (3M Scotch-Brite® or similar), scrub the […]
Replace the elements when the carbon has been exhausted or if there is a significant change in diameter of the ceramic after cleaning. Anytime a crack in the ceramic occurs, the integrity has been lost and the filter must be replaced.
Diatomaceous Earth (DE) and other specialized media, combined in a proprietary formulation. Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is a fossil substance, made up of very small silicon shells left by a type of microscopic, hard-shelled, one-celled algae (trillions of them) called diatoms. It is reported that there are over 1500 uses for DE today, including filtering agents […]
The three year life expectancy of the Berkey Earth® elements is based on the proprietary formulation of the media used.
Please find links below to independent test results for the Berkey Earth® DE Elements: Berkey-Earth-Bacteria-Removal-Test-Report Berkey-Earth-Heavy-Metal-VOC-Pesticide-Herbicide-Pharmceutical-Petrol-Removal-Test-Report Berkey-Earth-Microbiological-Removal-Test-Report