Petroleum based products are some of the easiest to remove from water. The Black Berkey® Elements have been tested to reduce the following petroleum contaminants up to 99.9%:



Crude Oil


Mineral Spirits

Refine Oil

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However, please keep in mind that it is possible to overwhelm filtration elements. For example, removing a gallon of kerosene from a 1,000 gallon pool should not be problem (time consuming, but not a problem). Removing a gallon of kerosene from 2 gallons of water and kerosene mixed would probably overwhelm any gravity fed element.