Berkey - Composition of the Black Berkey filter

The Black Berkey filter is a type of filter used in water purification systems manufactured by the company Berkey. Here is the typical composition of the Black Berkey filter:

1. Active coal: Active coal is used to remove organic contaminants, chemicals, herbicides, pesticides and solvents in the water.

2. Ceramic purification media: This media helps to eliminate particles and bacteria present in water. He uses extremely fine pores to trap contaminants and provide additional filtration.

3. Specialized media for the reduction of heavy metals: Black Berkey filters also contain a specialized media designed to reduce the presence of heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium and other metal contaminants.

A "media" (media in French) in the context of filtration of water or air is a material used to capture, retain or eliminate the contaminants present in the flow of air or water that goes to through a filtration system. The media are designed to have specific properties that allow them to perform different filtration functions.