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Big Berkey Water Filter with 9" British Berkefeld Ceramic Filters

Big Berkey Using British Berkefeld System – with 9” (22.86 cm) Ceramic Filter Candles

The versatile Big Berkey® using the British Berkefeld Ceramic Candle system is ideal for home use in small or medium-sized families, travel, outdoor activities or during unexpected emergencies.  And is a must for countries like New Zealand where the purity of even municipality water is becoming questionable at best

Height when in use:  48.89cm

Compact Height for travel (upper chamber nests in lower): 33.02 cm

Diameter:  21.59 cm

Storage Capacity:  8.5 litres

Filtration rate: 

  • with four 9” (22.86 cm) Super Sterasyl™ Ceramic purification candles:  about 95 litres per day*
  • with two 9” (22.86 cm) Super Sterasyl™ Ceramic purification candles:  about 115 litres per day *

* Flow rate calculated with upper chamber full to top.  Flow rate decreases as water level declines.

This powerful system purifies both treated water and untreated raw water from such sources as remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds and water supplies in 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.

Constructed of highly polished 304 stainless steel, this system comes complete with either two or four 9 inch (22.86 cm) ceramic purification elements.

The British Berkefeld® system does the following:

  • has  Self-Sterilizing purification elements impregnated with silver which inhibits bacterial grow-through in the filter
  • removes cysts Cryptosporidium Parvum and Giardia Lamblia by 99.99%
  • removes disease causing bacteria by 99.99999%, including Cholera, Typhoid, Salmonella, Serratia, E. Coli, Fecal Coliform
  • reduces herbicides, pesticides, organic solvents, SOCs, VOCs and trihalomethanes
  • reduces chlorine and lead
  • removes bad taste, colour & odours
  • removes silt and sediment making your water crystal clear

This system does NOT remove the beneficial minerals your body needs.

Replace the elements when the carbon has been exhausted or if there is a significant change in diameter of the ceramic after cleaning. Anytime a crack in the ceramic occurs, the integrity has been lost and the filter must be replaced.

NOTE:   Super Sterasyl™ Ceramic purification candles can be cleaned and re-used up to several years depending on the original water quality.  Replace as per above.  Additionally, it uses a gravity-based system instead of relying on electricity, thereby making this system very cost effective, especially with upcoming rises in South African electricity rates.





Big Berkey® using the British Berkefeld Ceramic Candle system

Big Berkey Using British Berkefeld Ceramic Filter Candles


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