This system is different from the standard Big Berkey®, as it comes with four 9″ Super Sterasyl™ Ceramic Filter Elements and there is no Embossed Berkey® Logo on the unit. The ceramic elements may be replaced by Black Berkey® Elements at a later date.
The Big Berkey® is ideal for small to medium families, and for use during travel, outdoor activities, or unexpected emergencies. Constructed of highly polished AISI 304 stainless steel, it has a storage capacity of about 2.25 gallons. The upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport (13″ high).
System includes upper and lower stainless steel chambers with four 9″ Super Sterasyl™ Ceramic Filters for installation in upper chamber. To use, simply pour untreated water into the system’s top chamber, and the water is purified as gravity pulls it through the Super Sterasyl™ Ceramic Filters into the bottom chamber where it is easily dispensed through a handy spigot.
Super Sterasyl™Ceramic Filtration Elements have been in continual use since 1827. They are impregnated with silver to inhibit bacterial growth, and contain granulated activated carbon to reduce chemical and organic compounds. Recommended manufacturer’s replacement for each Super Sterasyl™Ceramic Filter Element is six months or 535 gallons. Recleanable and self-sterilizing for the life of the filter. Meets NSF Standard No. 42 for materials.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Because ceramic filters don’t remove certain contaminants as thoroughly as Black Berkey® Elements, we recommend adding four Berkey PF-4™ Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Elements to adsorb fluoride, arsenic, lead, heavy metal ions, MTBE (Methyl-tertiary-butyl-ether), Trihalomethanes (THM), DBCP (Dibromo-chloro-propane), herbicides and pesticides. These PF-4™ Elements are installed in the lower chamber of the system and should be replaced every six months. The ceramic elements may be replaced by Black Berkey® Elements at a later date.
- Diameter: 8.5″; height when in use: 19.25″; weight: 7 lbs (empty)
- For normal everyday use, this system easily serves 1-4 people.
- FREE SHIPPING in the continental USA; but cannot be shipped to California or Iowa. Contact us about the Berkey Light in these states, or take a look at the Travel Berkey.
- Big Berkey® Non Embossed systems with Super Sterasyl™ Ceramic Filtration Elements were part of the British Berkefeld® Line and come packaged in a British Berkefeld® box (discontinued), made and assembled in England.