The Berkey® Secret

The Berkey® Secret – Berkey Water Filter Canada


Have you ever wondered how when removing chemicals like herbicides, pesticides, organic solvents, VOCs, detergents, cloudiness, silt, sediment, foul tastes and odors, Berkey ® purification systems kill viruses, pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites? Or how do Berkey ® systems eliminate heavy metals such as cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, aluminum and other harmful heavy metals without sacrificing the minerals your body requires that are stable and beneficial?

In conjunction with new state-of-the-art technology and the highest quality materials, the unique Berkey ® architecture blends the age-old micro-porous filtration method to offer you the best water purification device available anywhere. Inside the cleanable Black Berkey purification elements, the micro-pores are so small that they literally can not be passed through by pathogenic bacteria.

Via a surface effect known as ‘adsorption’ that results from the molecular attraction of substances to the surface of the media, the media inside the elements eliminate pollutants. Proprietary “absorbing” media that facilitate IONIC “absorption” of contaminants inside the micro-porous elements are often impregnated with exclusive purification elements.


“The incredibly long “contact duration” is another reason why Berkey® systems are so effective in removing pollutants from water. Other filtration systems depend on water pressure, which pushes water molecules at 60-90 PSI through the filter components. For a mere fraction of a second, certain water molecules come into contact with the filter media.

By contrast, water molecules moving through the Black Berkey purification elements’ Tortuous Path structure are drawn gently by gravity and remain in contact with the media for a long period of time. This makes it possible to more effectively absorb pollutants in the filter media. For instance, some would stick if you were to hurl 100 steel ball bearings at a large magnet, but most would bounce off. If you were to walk over and put the ball bearings on the magnet gently, though, most, if not all, would adhere to the magnet.

This concept is completely utilized by Berkey® systems. Through years of diligent, investigative research and testing carried out by water purification specialists, researchers and engineers, this advanced technology was developed, perfected, and confirmed. The flow rate or exposure period through the sole.

Black Berkey™ purification elements has been calculated to yield the greatest volume removal of toxic chemicals, viruses and pathogenic bacteria found in nature and caused by pollution from industry and agriculture.