Crown Berkey 8-Filter / 6.25 Gal. Stainless Steel Water System comes with 2) 9″ Super Sterasyl Ceramic Filters,
Eight 9″ Imperial Super Sterasyl filter elements have up to 85% more capacity and life than the standard 7″ filter elements. The British Berkefeld? Water Filtration Systems… are the ultimate in water filtration used world-wide. To provide virtually the most delicious, sparkling clean water possible in situations where a potable water supply may not be available.
The Berkey has become the standard by which all other water filtration systems are measured. You deserve the freshest, cleanest water possible from the world’s most flexible, convenient and superior water filtration system. The Berkey’s unique design combines the age-old process of micro-porous filtration used by nature coupled with modern state-of-the-art technology and the highest quality materials to bring you virtually the finest water filtration system available anywhere.
To use, the upper chamber of the unit is filled with water. Gravity draws this water through the exclusive British Berkefeld? ceramic filters, where it then collects in the lower chamber. The two piece housing is portable and can be used virtually anywhere, anytime. An easy to turn On-Off spigot is used as the outflow tap.v The “Super Sterasyl”filters reduce up to 99.99% of particulates, cysts, parasites and pathogenic bacteria including E. Coli, Cryptosporidium, Giardia and Salmonella Typhi. Additionally, these filters will reduce chlorine, rust, sediment and organic chemicals. With filtration rating efficiencies of >98% down to 0.2 microns >99.9% at 0.5 microns >99.99% at 0.9 microns (Spectrum Labs). Takes minutes to assemble and can provide many gallons of good-tasting, sparkling, wholesome drinking water each day.
Constructed of high grade, polished stainless steel making it hygienic, durable and easy to clean. The Berkey filters are powerful and economical. The unique ceramic filters are impregnated with pure silver, rendering them self-sterilizing. What’s more, the durable ceramic filters can be cleaned over and over, as needed, with a soft brush or ScotchBrite pad. British Berkefeld Water Filters Elements Sterasyl™ Ceramic Water Filter Element The Sterasyl™ grade ceramic is designed to remove suspended solids and pathogenic bacteria.v= Composition of the Sterasyl™ ceramic contains pure silver. This silver is a specially formulated self-sterilizing (bacteriostatic) agent. The result is that bacterial growth is prevented from occurring within the Sterasyl™ ceramic element (which is possible with the other ceramic filter elements.) More importantly, bacterial ‘grow-through’ is eliminated. This silver content is about 0.07%, which is well within the allowable levels recommended by the World Health Organization and the E.P.A. Because of the silver, Sterasyl™ filter elements do not require sterilization after cleaning.
The Sterasyl™ ceramic is the ceramic used for the Super Sterasyl™ filter element. Accordingly, this filter element will have, at a minimum, the filtration benefits of Sterasyl™. The Sterasyl™ filter, when used in a Doulton HIP in-line housing (Model Designations: HIP/Sterasyl™), is certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) as meeting their Standard No 53 (health) criteria. Standard No 42 pertains to self-sterilizing (bacteriostatic) effects and particulate reduction. Standard No 53 pertains to cyst and turbidity reduction. 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 10000C. 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 removal 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.