Do Black Berkey® Purification Elements Reduce Bromate?

Bromate is a disinfectant byproduct that is formed after bromine reacts with chemical oxidants such as ozone. This process can occur during the treatment of drinking water. While New Millennium Concepts, Ltd. has not conducted specific testing for bromate, our expectation is that reduction of bromate should occur for the following reasons: Bromate (BrO3-) is […]

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Does Hydrogen Peroxide Harm Black Berkey® Purification Elements?

Hydrogen peroxide is versatile compound that can be used as an oxidizing agent, a disinfectant, an antimicrobial agent, a bleaching agent, and more. It is also commonly added to drinking water for disinfection purposes and to remove pollutants. While New Millennium Concepts, Ltd. has not conducted specific testing for hydrogen peroxide, our expectation is that […]

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Do the Black Berkey® Purification Elements Reduce Dioxane?

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 […]

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Do Black Berkey® Purification Elements Remove Chlorine From My Pool Water?

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 […]

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