What is the capacity of the Sport Berkey®?

The capacity of the Sport Berkey® is 22 oz. and the bottle will efficiently filter 160 refills of raw untreated water and 640 refills of municipally treated water. Always use the cleanest source water possible as the dirtier the water, the quicker the filter element will become clogged.

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I understand that the media used within the Berkey PF-2™ elements is activated alumina. Is that the same thing as aluminum?

Our PF-2 filters reduce fluoride and arsenic in your water using the media aluminum oxide (aka activated alumina). As a consumer, it’s important to know that pure aluminum and aluminum oxide have vastly different characteristics. Pure aluminum is water-soluble, it is highly reactive and it is associated with negative health effects. By contrast aluminum oxide […]

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I noticed that the PF-4™ elements also remove MTBE and heavy metals. Should I use these with my Black Berkey® Purification Elements?

No, the PF2™ is used in conjunction with the Black Berkey® purification elements and the PF-4™ elements are used in conjunction with the ceramic filters. The Black Berkey® Purification Elements remove MTBE and reduce heavy metals whereas the ceramic filters do not therefore; we incorporated MTBE and heavy metals reduction capabilities into the PF-4™ elements.

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What is the life of the PF-4™ filters?

Each set of four PF-4™ filters is will last for 1,000 gallons or six months, whichever comes first. The reason for the six-month limitation is that the carbon within the PF-4™ filters extracts contaminates that can be nutrients on which bacteria can grow. If the filters are used longer than six months, “grow-through” can occur.

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