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Category: Black Berkey® Elements FAQ
Why Does Water Look Cloudy After Filtering Through Black Berkey® Elements?
A small number of customers have reported that their water (which was clear before filtering) appeared cloudy after filtering it through Berkey® systems equipped with Black Berkey® Elements, and in conjunction, some experience a very slow flow rate. NMCL sells a large number of Berkey® systems and replacement Black Berkey® Elements globally each year, yet […]
Do Black Berkey® 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 […]
Does Hydrogen Peroxide Harm Black Berkey® 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 […]
Do the Black Berkey® 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 […]
Do the Black Berkey® Elements Reduce Sulfuric Acid?
While New Millennium Concepts, Ltd. has not conducted specific testing for sulfuric acid, our expectation is that reduction of sulfuric acid should occur for the following reasons: Sulfur reduction is typically best achieved using anion exchange resins. Black Berkey® Elements use ion exchange for the reduction of copper, iron, sulfur and other heavy metals. Learn […]
Do the Black Berkey® Elements remove plastic fibers from the water?
Plastic Fibers, also known as Microplastics, are small plastic pieces that can enter and contaminate drinking water. Scientists are studying the exact pathways that allow microplastics to enter into the drinking water supply. An extensive investigation on microplastics in water found that these analyses caught particles of more than 2.5 microns in size,” 2.5 microns […]
How do I transport my Berkey system?
Prior to transporting or moving any Berkey® system, the Black Berkey® Elements must first be removed. Failure to remove the elements from the system can result in broken stems. Place the elements in secure and water-tight packaging. The top and bottom of the stainless steel systems nest within each other for easy transport (remove spigot […]
Do the Black Berkey® Elements remove GenX?
GenX is the trade name for a chemical that was introduced in 2010 as a “safer” replacement for a toxic contaminant known as PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid, commonly called C8). Like its predecessor, GenX enables the production of common household products including non-stick pans, firefighting foam and water-repellent fabrics. Although few health studies are available on […]
Is the base of the Black Berkey® Element BPA free?
Yes, the base of Black Berkey® Element is BPA free.