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The mission of New Millennium Concept, Ltd. is to provide quality products worldwide that can be used on a regular basis, but by virtue of their unique characteristics, they can also be used to provide relief in the event of an unexpected emergency.
Berkey® Systems are the World’s Most Powerful and Economical Personal Water Purification Systems Providing Reliable and User-friendly Water Purification in Both Normal and Hostile Filtration Environments.
Moreover, Berkey® systems are capable of purifying 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. So powerful, these systems are able to remove food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Perfect for everyday use and a must in hostile environments where electricity, water pressure or treated water may not be available.
The unique Berkey® design combines the age-old process of micro-porous filtration coupled with modern, state-of-the-art technology and the highest quality materials to bring you the finest water purification system available anywhere. The micro-pores within the self-sterilizing and re-cleanable/reusable Black Berkey® purification elements are so small that pathogenic bacteria are simply not able to pass through them.
The media within the elements remove contaminants by a surface phenomenon known as “absorption” which results from the molecular attraction of substances to the surface of the media. The exclusive purification elements are also impregnated with proprietary “absorbing” media that promote IONIC “absorption” of pollutants within the micro-porous elements. Not available in California or Iowa.
Big Berkey gravity-fed water filters are a top pick for clean water and long-term preparedness
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
(NaturalNews) The water filtration market is saturated with products
that claim to provide clean drinking water. While all of them work to
one degree or another, some can be complicated to install and maintain.
And some are downright expensive on a per-gallon basis, too. The more
popular faucet filters, for example, only filter a hundred gallons of
water (or so) before requiring replacement. Personally, I like to have
water filters that can handle several
thousand gallons of water at a very low effective cost per gallon.
Editor of NaturalNews.com
also like gravity-fed water filters for several important reasons: They
require no electricity to use -- meaning they'll work even when the
lights go out -- and there are no complicated motors or pumps to wear
out or replace. They're also light and fairly portable, making them a
natural choice for anyone interested in short-term storm preparedness or
even long-term "end of the world" preparedness scenarios.
used several gravity-fed water filters, and I've come to really like the
Big Berkey system the best. As far as simple, reliable water
purification on your countertop, it doesn't get any better than Berkey
How the Big Berkey works
With a Berkey
water filter, you simply put the water into the top chamber and gravity
pulls it through the media filters that capture bacteria, parasites,
herbicides, pesticides, solvents, nitrates, nitrites, lead, mercury,
chlorine, VOCs, and even fluoride. You can run practically any type of water
through the unit and get fresh, pure drinking water as a result. (Of
course, really dirty water will clog the filters more quickly, requiring
more frequent cleaning of the filters, but that's true with any
I personally use the Big Berkey
System" which is made out of stainless steel, and I love it! I used it
for many months in Ecuador without a single problem, and it is still a
personal favorite that I highly recommend. The water always comes out
clean, no matter how dirty it is when you initially pour it into the
holding container at the top.
My favorite feature on the Big Berkey System is the stainless steel water container. Many other brands of water filters
are made out of polycarbonate and plastic components that may leach
harmful chemicals into the water (Berkey does sell a co-polyester
variety, but guarantees that it's BPA free). Another cool feature of the
system is that it requires no pumps or effort to function. Gravity
literally does all the work for you. Yes, it takes some time for the
gravity filter to produce water, but by filling the top container, the
effective water pressure provided by gravity is more than enough to
produce sufficient drinking water each day for a typical family.
stainless steel aspect of the Berkey water filters is also a huge plus.
I've used other hand-held filters that ran the water through a hose,
and it seems like the water always comes out tasting a bit like the
hose. But with the Big Berkey, there's no "hose" taste because there's
no hose! The water tastes clean and clear, with no "surgical"
If you don't already have a gravity-powered water filter,
I recommend one for every household that's interested in preparedness.
As long as you have access to some source of water, this water filter
can get you through a storm, a blackout or even a period of social
unrest. When the municipal plumbing fails, Big Berkey keeps you hydrated
with clean, bacteria-free water.
That's worth its weight in gold, in my opinion.
Big Berkey was by far the best-performing gravity water filter we
tested, achieving near-total removal of all toxic elements when used
with the attached arsenic / fluoride filters (which attach underneath
the black ceramic filters).
Product assembly was straightforward and simple, and all the parts in the unit worked reliably.
Reduction of elements by Big Berkey:
The Berkey Water Purification Process
Water filtration is a complex science, we try to use common terms
when possible so the explanation is more understandable, if you are
interested in the science behind specific water purification methods
used by Berkey, please follow the links contained within this page
Several well known methods are used to produce the Black Berkey® purification elements.
These methods are combined and blended to produce a unique filter
process the likes of which the world has never seen. The first line of
defense is that the Berkey purification elements are composed of a
formulation of more than six different media types, all constructed into
a very compact matrix containing millions of microscopic pores. These
pores are so minute that they produce what we refer to as a torturous
path that pathogenic bacteria, cysts, parasites, sediment and
sedimentary minerals must travel through. These paths are so small that
these pollutants physically cannot pass through them and become trapped
eliminating them from your drinking water this is known as
Secondly our media formulation uses unique adsorption
and absorbtion properties. Adsorption works to create an ionic barrier
similar to surface tension. This barrier is perfectly suited to the
micro-pourous water filter because it effectively allows the tiny pores
to block water contaminants that are smaller than the pore size itself.
This blocking process is how the Berkey water filter is able to remove
submicron viruses that other brands of water filters cannot without the
use of obnoxious chemicals like iodine or chlorine.
Next, the heavy metals ions (mineral molecules) are extracted from the water through an Ion exchange
process where they are attracted to and transformed by electrically
bonding to the media. Finally, because of their gravity flow nature,
water molecules can take several minutes to pass through the filter
elements whereas these water molecules passing through other filtration
systems pass through in only fractions of a second. This longer contact
time between the water molecules and the filter media, provides much
greater removal rates of harmful water contaminates not obtainable
through conventional pressurized water filtration methods.
As you can see, the Berkey water purifier
incorporates several different scientific methods to produce unmatched
drinking water quality. We are able to do all of this and still maintain
simplicity. All that you as a Berkey user are required to do is simply
pour water into the unit. All of the processes mentioned above will
continue to work for you behind the scenes for many years to come. This
long filter life allows you to produce purified drinking water for
pennies a gallon.
Black Berkey Purification Elements: Filtration Specifications
The Black Berkey Purification Elements far surpass other water
filters in filtration capability as evidenced by their extensive
filtration specifications. These elements have a specialized
that is due to their unique structure. The element's filtration media
is a combination of micro-pores, which trap harmful contaminants like
bacteria, and revolutionary material with adsorption and ion exchange
properties that essentially attract molecules and viruses to the media,
preventing them from passing into your drinking water.
Many water filters on the market may claim to be a purifier but do
not meet the performance specifications required for this
classification. In order to be classified as a water purifier, a water
treatment device must remove at least 99.9999% of pathogenic bacteria
(known as a log 6 reduction in the water treatment industry) and reduce
viruses by 99.99% (log 4 reduction). Our
Berkey water filter systems
can be classified as a water purifier because the elements actually
remove 99.9999999% of pathogenic bacteria (log 9 reduction) and 99.999%
of viruses which greatly exceeds the standards.
The Black Berkey filters have been tested by several EPA-accredited
laboratories including the Department of Toxicology and Environmental
Science at Louisiana University, Spectrum Labs, and the University of
Phoenix. This extensive testing confirmed that the Black Berkey
Purification Elements far exceed EPA and ANSI/NSF (Std. 53) protocol.
The Black Berkey filters have been tested and confirmed to remove or greatly reduce the contaminants listed below.
Viruses: 99.999% reduction
MS2 Coliphage - Fr Coliphage
*Exceeds purification standards
Pathogenic Bacteria Surrogate: >99.9999%
*Exceeds purification standard (Log 6)
Trihalomethanes: Removed to below lab detectable limits >89.8% reduction
Bromodichloromethane, Bromoform, Chloroform, Dibromochloromethane
Inorganic Minerals: Removed to below lab detectable limits
Chlorine Residual (Total Residual Chlorine)
Heavy Metals: Greater than 95% reduction for most metals
Aluminum (> 75%). Antimony (>97.5%), Barium (>80%), Cadmium
(>99.5%), Cobalt (>95%), Chromium (>95%), Chromium 6
(>99.85%), Copper (>95%), Lead (>97.5%), Mercury (>98%),
Molybdenum (>90%), Nickel (>95%), Vanadium (>87.5%)
Volatile Organic Compounds: Removed to below lab detectable limits
Alachlor, Atrazine, Benzene, Carbofuran, Carbon Tetrachloride,
Chlorine, Chlorobenzene, Chloroform, 2 4-D, DBCP,
p-Dichlorobenzene, o-Dichlorobenzene, 1 1-Dichloroethane
1 2-Dichlorpethane, 1 1-Dichloroethylene, Cis-1 2-Dichloroethyiene
Trans-1 2-Dichloroethylene, 1 2-Dichloropropane
Cis-l 3-Dichloropropylene, Dinoseb, Endrin, Ethylbenzene
Ethylene Dibromide (EDB), Heptachlor, Heptachlor Epoxide
Hexachlorobutodlene, Hexachloro-, Cyclopentadlene, Lindane
Methoxychlor, MTBE, Pentachlorophenol, Simazine, Styrene
1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane, Tetrachloroethylene, Toluene
2,4,5-TP (Silvex), 1 2 4-trichlorobenzene, 1 1 1-trichloroethane
1 1 2-trichloroethane, Trichloroethylene, o-Xylene, m-Xylene
Download a full list of VOCs here : Specs - Volatile Organic Compounds.pdf
Also removes or reduces:
Arsenic (>99%), MBAS (>96.67%), Nitrites (>95%), Selenium
(>97.5%), Thallium (>99.5%), as well as rust, silt, sediment,
turbidity, foul taste and odors.