LABORATORY TESTS

RESULTS AND REPORTS OF LABORATORY TESTS

RESULTS OF LABORATORY TESTS

Black Berkey® Purification Elements, which have been laboratory tested, remove or significantly reduce the contaminants listed below:

Many water filters on the market may claim to be a water purifier, but they do not meet the performance specifications required for this classification. 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%. Black Berkey® purification elements can be classified as water purifiers because they eliminate 99,9999% of pathogenic bacteria and 99,999% of viruses, which far exceeds standards. Tested by approved laboratories.

VIRUS – Removed to > 99,999%
Exceeds purification standard (log 4):
MS2 Coliphage; En Coliphage

PATHOGENIC BACTERIA (AND SURROGATES) – Removed to > 99,9999%
Exceeds purification standard (log 6): Bacillus atrophaeus (anthrax substitute); Raoultella terrigena (substitute for pathogenic bacteria); Salmonella Enterica.

TRIHALOMETHANE – Removed to >99.8%
(Below detectable limits):
Bromodichloromethane; Bromoform; Chloroform; Dibromochloromethane.

INORGANIC MINERALS
Removed below laboratory detectable limits:
Chloramine; Chloride; Residual chlorine (total residual chlorine); Chlorine.

HEAVY METALS (high and 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 CONTAMINANTS, DRUGS – Removed to > 99,9%
Acetaminophen; Caffeine; Carbamazepine; Ciprofloxacin HCl; Erythromycin USP; Sulfamethoxazole; Trimethoprim; Bisphenol A; Diclofenac sodium; 4-para-nonylphenol; 4-tert-octylphenol; Primidone; Progesterone; Gemfibrozil; ibuprofen; Naproxen Sodium; Triclosan.

ALSO ELIMINATE OR REDUCE:
Arsenic (>99,9%); Escherichia coli (E. coli) (>99,999%); Fluorene (>99,9%); Manganese (>99,9%); MBAS (>96,67%); PCBs (>99,9%); Petroleum products (gasoline, diesel, crude oil, kerosene, mineral spirits, refined petroleum – all >99,9%); Selenium (>99,9%); Thallium (>99,5%); Rust; Silt; Sediment; Turbidity; Tastes and smells.