LAB TESTS

LABORATORY TEST RESULTS AND REPORTS

LABORATORY TEST RESULTS

Black Berkey® purification elements, which have been laboratory tested, eliminate or significantly reduce the contaminants listed below:

Many water filters on the market can 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 eliminate 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, far exceeding the standards. Tested by approved laboratories.

VIRUS – Deleted at > 99.999%.
Exceeds the purification standard (log 4):
MS2 Coliphage; Fr Coliphage

PATHOGENIC BACTERIA (AND SURROGATES) – Deleted at > 99.9999%.
Exceeds the purification standard (log 6): Bacillus atrophaeus (substitute for anthrax); Raoultella terrigena (substitute for pathogenic bacteria); Salmonella Enterica.

TRIHALOMETHANES – Deleted at > 99.8%.
(Below detectable limits):
Bromodichloromethane; Bromoform; Chloroform; Dibromochloromethane.

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

HEAVY METALS (high and low pH levels)
Aluminium (> 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PHARMACEUTICAL CONTAMINANTS, MEDICINALS – Withdrawn > 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 ELIMINATES OR REDUCES :
Arsenic (>99.9%); Escherichia coli (E. coli). 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; Taste and odour.