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Berkey Lab Test Results Summary

Black Berkey® Purification Elements are more powerful than any other gravity filter element currently available. The elements have a unique purification capability due to their unique structure. The micro-pores within the Black Berkey® Elements are so small that viruses and pathogenic bacteria are simply not able to pass through them.

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Many water filters on the market may claim to be a water purifier, but do not meet the performance specifications required for this classification. In order to be classified as a water purifier, a water treatment device must remove at least 99.9999% of pathogenic bacteria and reduce viruses by 99.99%. The Black Berkey® Purification Elements can be classified as water purifiers because they remove 99.9999999% of pathogenic bacteria and 99.999% of viruses, which greatly exceeds the standard. The Black Berkey®Purification Element formulation has been tested by State and EPA accredited laboratories to exceed NSF/ANSI Standard 53.

 

The Black Berkey® Purification Elements have been tested and found to remove or greatly reduce the contaminants listed below:

 

VIRUSES

Removed to  >99.999% (Log 5)
Exceeds Purification Standard (Log 4):
MS2 Coliphage ; Fr Coliphage.

 

PATHOGENIC BACTERIA (AND SURROGATES)

 Removed to >99.9999999%
Exceeds Purification Standard (Log 6): Bacillus atrophaeus (Anthrax surrogate); Raoultella terrigena (Pathogenic Bacteria Surrogate); Salmonella Enterica.

 

TRIHALOMETHANES

 Removed to >99.8%
(Below Lab Detectable Limits):
Bromodichloromethane ; Bromoform ; Chloroform ; Dibromochloromethane.

 

INORGANIC MINERALS
Removed to Below Lab Detectable Limits: Chloramine; Chloride;  Chlorine Residual (Total Residual Chlorine); Free Chlorine

 

HEAVY METALS (HIGH & LOW pH LEVELS)
Aluminum (>99%); Antimony (>99.9%); Barium (>80%); Beryllium (>99.9%); Bismuth (>99.9%); Cadmium (>99.7%); Cobalt (>95%); Chromium (>99.9%); Chromium 6 (>99.85%); Copper (>99.9%); Iron (>99.9%); Lead (>99.9%); Mercury (>99.9%); Molybdenum (>90%); Nickel (>99.9%); Vanadium (>87.5%); Zinc (>99.9%).

 

PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS CONTAMINANTS – Removed to >99.9%
Acetaminophen; Caffeine; Carbamazepine; Ciprofloxacin HCl; Erythromycin USP; Sulfamethoxazole; Trimethoprim; Bisphenol A; Diclofenac Sodium; 4-para-Nonylphenol; 4-tert-Octylphenol; Primidone; Progestrone; Gemfibrozil; Ibuprofen; Naproxen Sodium; Triclosan.

ALSO FOUND TO REMOVES OR REDUCES:

Arsenic (>99.9%); Escherichia coli (E. Coli) (>99.999%); Fluorene (>99.9%); Manganese (>99.9%); MBAS (>96.67%); Nitrites (>95%); PCB’s (>99.9%); Petroleum Products (Gasoline, Diesel, Crude Oil, Kerosene, Mineral Spirits, Refined Oil- All >99.9%); Selenium (>99.9%); Thallium (>99.5%); Rust; Silt; Sediment; Turbidity; Foul Tastes and Odors.

Third Party Lab Test Results for the Black Berkey Purification Elements and the Sawyer Mini.

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Black Berkey Heavy Metal Chemical VOC Pharmaceutical Petrol Removal Test Report

 

Black Berkey Virus Bacteria Removal Test Report

Black Berkey VOC Pesticide THM HAA5 Removal Test Report

 

Black Berkey Lead Reduction Test Report

 

Black Berkey Uranium Radiological Removal Test Report

 

Black Berkey Heavy Metal MBAS Chlorine Turbidity Removal Test Report

Black Berkey Perfluorinated Chemical Removal Test Report

PF-2 Flourine Reduction test Except

Organic-Test-Results-2012-2

Sawyer Mini Lab Test