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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.
Yes, silver is used as an antimicrobial to self-sterilize the Berkey Earth® Elements.
Four (4) 9″ Berkey Earth® elements in a system will produce a flow rate of up to 12 gallons of water per day.
The Berkey Earth® Elements are comprised of a proprietary formulation that has anti-microbial properties, both in the diatomaceous earth shell and the media inside.
Should the Berkey Earth® elements be tested with red dye like the Black Berkey® Purification Elements?
The red food coloring test is only designed for the Black Berkey® Purification 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.