The New $50 DE (Diatomaceous Earth) Filters are the most powerful filters available on the market. With filtering specs that approach the much more expensive purification elements, these are an awesome value!
The most powerful gravity-fed element in the Filtration class (Black Berkey and White Ceramic are in the Purification class, a higher standard).
Filtration class: Micro-Filtration Technology. Tested to reduce contaminants to bacterial level, as well as some viruses.
Chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, VOC’s, THM’s, heavy metals and more are easily reduced to 99.9%
Proprietary formula comprised of Diatomaceous Earth, granulated activated carbon and other media components, designed to exceed filtration standards (test results).
Each element will filter up to 3,000 gallons of water or last up to 3 years, before replacement is needed.
With 4 elements (in a Big Berkey system), the 9” elements can produce flow rate of up to 1.5 gallons per hour or up to 36 gallons of water in 24 hours.
Ideal for the price-conscious consumer to get started with a highly efficient filter system, at a more affordable price.
Economical entry price affords those who would like to upgrade to the more powerful Black Berkey™ elements down the road, the ability to get an effective and economical system now and then upgrade later.
We package a 9″ twin pack with a faucet to build your own Berkey. Just add two buckets. See http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Berkey-Water-Purifiier/ for construction details. Prices for the elements (delivered in the lower 48) run $50 for the New DE, $75 for the white ceramic, and $115 for the Black Berkey. We also include a series of ebooks on collecting, storing, filtering, and heating water.