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Black Berkey and Ceramic filters for British Berkefeld Units

Black Berkey® Purification Elements in - 9" length

Black Berkey® Purification Elements are more powerful than any other gravity filter element currently available. In fact, Berkey has tested the Black Berkey® purification elements with more than 10,000 times the concentration of pathogens per liter than is required by standard test protocol. This concentration of pathogens is so great that the post filtered water should be expected to contain 100,000 or more pathogens per liter (99.99% reduction - the requirement for pathogenic removal). Incredibly the purification elements removed 100%. Absolutely no pathogens were cultured from the effluent or were able to be detected, even under an electron microscope, setting a new standard in water purification.

Black Berkey® purification elements are so powerful, they can remove red food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Virtually no other filtration element can duplicate this performance.

The powerful Black Berkey® purification elements also remove or reduce pathogenic cysts, parasites, harmful or unwanted chemicals such as herbicides and pesticides, VOCs, detergents, organic solvents, trihalomethanes, cloudiness, silt, sediment, nitrates, nitrites, heavy metals, foul tastes and odors, yet they leave in the healthful and beneficial minerals that your body needs and....

Because Black Berkey® purification elements fit most gravity filters, existing gravity filtration systems can be upgraded. This vastly improves their ability to remove unwanted contaminates.

Sterasyl™ Ceramic Water Filter Elements -7" and 9" lengths

The Sterasyl™ grade ceramic is designed to remove suspended solids and pathogenic bacteria (>99.99%).  The filter elements are produced using the latest ceramic techniques to provide a hollow porous ceramic, which is fired at a temperature in excess of 1,000º C.  They are designed to operate with water flow going from the outside to the inside of the element. The ceramic shell exhibits a strictly controlled pore structure, so as to provide efficient sub-micron filtration, a proven defense against hard-shelled parasites such as Cryptosporidium as well as pathogenic bacteria. The ceramic also removes other less harmful, but equally unpleasant particulate debris such as rust and dirt.

Composition of the Sterasyl™ ceramic contains pure silver.  This silver is a material designed to significantly inhibit bacteriological mitosis or grow through. The result is that bacterial growth is inhibited from occurring within the Sterasyl™ ceramic element (which is not possible with the other ceramic filter elements).  This silver content insures that filtered water contains levels well below those required by international standards.  Because of the silver, Sterasyl™ filter elements do not require sterilization after cleaning.

The Sterasyl™ filter, when used in in-line housings, is certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) as meeting their Standard No 42 for materials.

 

Super Sterasyl™   Ceramic Water Filter Elements  - 7" and 9" lengths

Additional to the Sterasyl™ grade ceramic filter the bore of the Sterasyl™ grade ceramic shell is filled with granular activated carbon, which enables the filter to reduce chlorine and organic chemicals while improving the color, taste, and odor of the source water.

Toxicological extraction is commonly the most difficult area of the NSF testing standards to satisfy. This shows that the filter does not re-contaminate the water. Many other ceramics have not passed and may not be capable of passing the NSF material extraction test. The Ceramic shell of our Super Sterasyl˙ element is an NSF Listed Component and is manufactured to meet NSF standard 42 for materials.

Super Sterasyl™ Candle Water Filter Element
This cleanable filter element is designed to reduce suspended solids, pathogenic bacteria, organic chemicals, and improve taste and odor. The filter elements are produced using the latest ceramic techniques to provide a hollow porous ceramic which is fired at a temperature in excess of 1000C. They are designed to operate with water flow going from the outside to inside of the element. The ceramic shell exhibits a strictly controlled pore structure, so as to provide efficient sub-micron filtration, a proven defense against hard shelled parasites such as Cryptosporidium, as well as removing other less harmful, but equally unpleasant particulate debris, such as rust and dirt. The bore of the filter candle contains granular activated carbon that aids in the reduction of chlorine, reduces organic chemicals and improves the color, taste, and odor of the source water. The Sterasyl™ element has a unique domed ceiling assuring that leakage cannot occur as may happen with capped filters.

Maximum working pressure 125 psig

Maximum working temperature 100 F

Minimum working temperature 40 F

Contaminant Reduction and Removal
Pathogenic bacteria

Cholera, Typhoid, Salmonella, Serratia, E.Coli, Fecal Coliform > 99.99% removal

Cysts

Cryptosporidium Parvum and Giardia Lamblia - >99.99% removal (based on tests by Arizona State University)

Sediment

Down to 0.9 micron, 100%; 0.5 - 0.8 micron with a filter efficiency of > 99.99% (based on tests by Spectrum Laboratories, Minneapolis, MN)

Organic Chemicals

Pesticides, herbicides, organic solvents, trihalomethanes

Other Chemicals: Chlorine

Bacterial mitosis and 'grow-through'
Mitosis is the name for the usual method of bacterial cell division. This division is characterized by resolving the chromatin of the cell nucleus into a threadlike form that condenses into chromosomes, each of which separates longitudinally into two parts, one part of each chromosome being retained in each of the two new daughter cells.

When conditions of growth (cell division) are right (proper environmental conditions, temperature, pressure, etc.) and sufficient nutrients, the 'threadlike forms' can penetrate the ceramic structure of other ceramic shells and create bacterial cells on the inside of the element.

Sterasyl™ grade filter elements incorpor
ate pure silver into the porous ceramic shell to inhibit the occurrence of 'grow-through'

Inhibiting Mitosis

The Super Sterasyl™ ceramic filter is designed to trap bacteria mainly on the outer surface of the ceramic element preventing them from passing through into the drinking water.

Given favorable temperature and pressure conditions, the accumulated bacteria could proliferate and grow unless prevented by some means. To inhibit this our elements are manufactured with a small amount of silver in the ceramic shell. Silver is a recognized bactericide, so when the bacteria comes into contact with the silver impregnated ceramic, their growth is inhibited.

The silver leach rate from the ceramic is very low and always well below the national recommended limits. 

Warranty
     The manufacturer, New Millennium Concepts, Ltd., warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 6 months from date of purchase. Black Berkey purification elements have a two-year prorated warranty calculated in six months intervals. New Millennium Concepts, Ltd. will replace or repair any product that it deems is not properly functioning during the stated warranty period.

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