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John Doulton began making ceramics in 1815. The Thames river, heavily contaminated by raw sewage, led to frequent epidemics of typhoid and cholera. Queen Victoria (1837) Commissioned Henry Doulton to create a water filter system capable of removing bacteria. Utilizing Louis Pasteur’s research and advancement in micro-biology, Doulton’s R&D department created micro-porous ceramic filters capable of removing pathogenic bacteria with better than 99% efficiency. Today British Berkefeld® is the preferred choice for water filtration products in over 150 countries world-wide!
Height x Width (inches) 18 x 8.5
It’s The Most ECONOMICAL Water Filter Available! Clean – Fresh drinking water for less than $1 per month! Unlike other systems, the British Berkefeld® filters can be re-cleaned up to 100 times or more.
HEALTHY Drinking Water! The British Berkefeld® is superior to other filters because it removes harmful pathogenic bacteria and it does not remove healthy and beneficial minerals from the water. Like other water filters, it reduces unhealthy chemical contaminates!
It's CONVENIENT! Takes minutes to assemble – no tools required and operates without any electricity or plumbing! Safe drinking water is often taken for granted, and provision is seldom made for a safe backup supply. During emergency situations, a piped water supply may not be available, and surface water from rivers, streams, or ponds may present the only sources of water. In this case, the water may appear unclear and have an unpleasant taste, but more importantly it could be a source of disease. Even clear and apparently fresh water may be polluted with disease-causing pathogens...
Fresh-Clean Drinking Water!
British Berkefeld®, the Ultimate Water Filter, is designed for everyday use and is ideal in situations where a reliable supply of treated drinking water becomes unavailable. This elegant system is constructed of high grade, polished stainless steel, making it hygienic, durable and easy to clean. The upper chamber of the two piece housing is filled with water which gravity feeds through the ceramic filters into the lower chamber. Each set of four (4) elements will remove harmful pathogenic bacteria such as E-coli, Cholera Salmonella Typhi, Giardia and Cryptosporidium and reduce unwanted chemicals such as Chlorine, Lead, Rust, Sediment, Pesticides, Herbicides, Organic Solvents, VOC’s, SOC’s, Trihalomethanes and foul tastes and odors. The durable and efficient Super SterasylTM” elements can be cleaned and re-cleaned (up to 100 times or more) as needed with a soft brush or Scotch-Brite pad. In addition, the unique ceramic filters are impregnated with pure silver, which makes them self sterilizing!
This filter system is especially designed to micro-filter a supply of safe drinking water from cisterns, ponds, streams, and other sources of questionable water. These very reliable filters are manufactured of high grade, polished stainless steel for maximum corrosion resistance, and are hygienic, durable, and easy to clean.
British Berkefeld water filters are also compact, portable, and simple to operate. Requiring no external plumbing, each filter takes only minutes to assemble and can provide up to 24 gallons or more of safe drinking water each day. The high-tech silver-impregnated ceramic elements feature a nominal filtration efficiency of: 0.2 microns >98%, at 0.5 microns >99.9%, and at 0.9 microns > 99.99% which effectively blocks waterborne pathogens and clarifies the water.
These filters are in common everyday use in households across the country, and are particularly effective on private well systems.
The replacement filter elements have an activated carbon core and are designed to remove undesirable tastes, odors, and many organic chemicals.
The ease of operation combined with a proven effectiveness at eliminating water-borne diseases such as cholera and typhoid has led to the British Berkefeld Filter being the preferred unit for field operations by many of the world's major aid and emergency relief organizations.
- Produces safe drinking water from lakes, cisterns, streams, etc.
- Reliable design uses gravity — no pumps to wear out
- Long lasting filter elements will filter up to 60,000 gallons (using four elements), depending on turbidity level of the water being filtered and proper care of the filter elements
- Stainless steel construction — sanitary, easy to clean, and will last longer than plastic containers
- Independently tested by Spectrum Labs, University of Arizona, Clare Microbiological, Loughborough University, and Hyder.
- A rigorous program of independent testing of our British Berkefeld water filters ensures complete verification of all product performance claims.
What the filter will remove
- Absolute filtration efficiency to 0.5 microns (U.S.)
- For particles 0.2 microns, efficiency is greater than 98%;from 0.3 to 0.5 microns, filtration efficiency is greater than 99%
- Independently tested to remove the following parasites and pathogenic bacteria:
- E. Coli 99.99%
- Klebsiella 99.999%
- Cholera 99.99%
- Shigella 99.99%
- Salmonella 99.999%
- Giardia Lambia 100%
- Live Cryptosporidium* 100%
*(University of Arizona-Sterling)
How the filter works
After passing through the filter elements, safe, filtered water then collects in the lower chamber to be drawn off from a tap. The structure of the ceramic material is designed to be cleanable, and regular cleaning of the element will allow its filtration efficiency to become regenerated. The elements may be cleaned over 100 times before replacement becomes necessary.
Our high-quality British Berkefeld gravity water filter offerS these advantages and convenience:
- Reliable design utilizes gravity for operation. No critical moving parts to wear out
- Long-lasting replacement cartridges will filter thousands of gallons each and are easily replaced
- Used by missionaries, the Red Cross, and other humanitarian relief agencies worldwide
This product is manufactured to meet:
National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Standard 42 (ceramic shell)
National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Standard 53 (ceramic shell)
ISO 9002 Quality Standard
Water Research council (WRc) Performance Standards.
Filtration efficiency is 0.5 micron absolute by American Standards