Perhaps you’ve decided that the Big Berkey Filter System if the best option for your family. But what is the difference between the standard Big Berkey Water System and the Big Berkey Ceramic System?
Both are perfect for home use and are easily transportable for travel, outdoor gatherings, or in the event of a water emergency.
They’re both also able to purify treated water and untreated raw water (such as water sources like rivers, lakes, ponds, foreign country water supplies, etc.).
And in the event that you’re in any hostile environment where clean water is hard to come by, both systems can guarantee you the cleanest water possible.
That’s because both Big Berkey systems eliminate a large host of undesirable products, like pathogenic bacteria, viruses, parasites, and cysts. Harmful chemicals like organic solvents, VOCs, herbicides, pesticides, trihalomethanes, and radon 222 are also removed.
But that’s not all. Silt, sediment, rust, and even food coloring are filtered out. Even toxic minerals like mercury and lead! Odors and foul tastes are also cleaned out to not only give you clean water, but also water that tastes and smells good.
Best of all, the healthy minerals that are found in water stay in the water with the Big Berkey systems. Not even reverse osmosis can guarantee that.
Big Berkey Ceramic Water Filter Construction
So what is the difference between the two Big Berkey systems? While the outer structure is made of polished 304 stainless steel, it’s what’s inside that makes them different.
The Big Berkey Ceramic Water Filter System comes with two purification elements that are a Sterasyl™ grade ceramic. This material uses the latest ceramic techniques to provide a hollow porous ceramic that is fired at a temperature of 1,000º C.
The ceramic shell provides the most efficient sub-micron filtration with its strictly controlled pore structure. It is a proven defense against hard-shelled parasites such as Cryptosporidium as well as pathogenic bacteria, and is guaranteed to remove as much as 99.99%.
The way it operates is that water flows from the outside to the inside of the elements. Two ceramic elements are included in the purchase of this Big Berkey system.
The storage capacity is 2.25 gallons or 8.5 liters. It stands at a height of 19.25 inches and has a diameter of 8.5 inches. It can fit perfectly on your countertop.
The upper chamber sits perfectly within the lower chamber which makes it more compact and easier to transport when necessary.
When deciding whether to buy the regular Big Berkey System of the Big Berkey Ceramic Water Filter System, it is good to know these differences so you can get the filtration system that is best for you and your family.
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