Big Berkey (8.5 L) Portable Gravity Water Filter System UK
Two Black Filters changed only after 22,700 litres!
Up To 13 Litres per Hour
Up To 6000 Gallons before Filter Change Needed
Constructed from 304 Grade Stainless Steel
The versatile Big Berkey (8.5 L) Portable Gravity Water Filter System is ideal for use at home with small or medium sized families, travel, outdoor activities or during unexpected emergencies, making it the perfect portable gravity water filter system for all needs.
This powerful Big Berkiey system purifies both treated water and untreated raw water from such sources as remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds and water supplies in foreign countries, where regulations may be substandard at best. Perfect for everyday use, outdoor activities and a must in hostile environments where electricity, water pressure or treated water may not be available.
The Big Berkey™ system removes viruses, pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites and extracts harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222 and trihalomethanes. It also reduces rust, silt, sediment, foul taste and odours and unhealthy minerals such as lead and mercury. This system is so powerful it can remove red food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Virtually no other system can duplicate this performance.
Constructed of highly polished 304 stainless steel, the system comes complete with two purification elements and utilises the latest technological advances. This system has a storage capacity of about 8.5 liters and when in use it stands 19.25″ in height with a diameter of 8.5″. The upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport and stands only 13″ in height.
Configured with two Black Berkey™ Purification Elements the Big Berkey system will purify up to 13.3 liters per hour*. This system can be expanded to use four purification elements and is capable of purifying up to 26.5 liters per hour*.
*Flow rate calculated with upper chamber full to top. Flow rate decreases as water level declines. Labeling may vary to fulfill orders during periods of heavy demand.
Black Berkey™ Purification Elements
No need for expensive disposable filters. Black Berkey™ purification elements are cleanable. When the flow rate decreases simply brush the Black Berkey™ purification elements with a ScotchBrite® pad under running water, re-install and your system is again ready to purify water. Each durable and efficient purification element will last for up to 3,000 gallons (6,000 gallons per set of two – that’s 22,700 litres!) and provide years of efficient water purification.
Because the Black Berkey™ Purification Elements are so powerful they can remove red food colouring from water. This allows you a method to test your system periodically. We recommended that the Red Food Color Test be run after new systems are first assembled. We also recommend that they be tested every 3 to 6 months thereafter, after your system has been in storage or before taking your Big berkey system on a trip or out of the country, in order to ensure your system is functioning properly.
The Black Berkey™ purification element formulation has been tested by State & EPA accredited laboratories to exceedNSF/ANSI Standard 53. See ‘Specification’ tab below for full details.