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The Sport Berkey
The "Tortuous Path" structure of the pores of the sport berkey filter gives it its unique characteristics. The 22 Oz Sport Berkey Portable Water Purifier is durable, made from safe non-leaching LDPE #4 that is BPA-Free, and offers a convenient and portable filtration system using medical grade technology.
This advanced technology was developed, refined, and proven through diligent, investigative research and testing performed by water purification specialists, researchers and engineers. The media within the filter element removes contaminants by a surface phenomenon known as "adsorption" which results from the molecular attraction of substances to the surface of the media. As the sport berkey bottle is pressed, the source water is forced through the filter. The quality and volume of media used, determine the rate of adsorption. The flow rate or time of exposure through the filter has been calculated to yield the greatest volume removal of toxic chemicals caused by pollution from industry and agriculture. This exclusive filter element is impregnated with proprietary "absorbing" media that promotes IONIC "absorption" of pollutants within the micro-porous element, such as aluminum, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, and other dangerous heavy metals.
- Harmful Microscopic Pathogens (E-coli, Cryptosporidium, Giardia and other Pathogenic Bacteria) > 99.99999%
- Chlorine > 99.9%
- THM's > 99.9%
- VOC's > 99.9%
- Detergents and Pesticides > 99.9%
- Radon 222 > 99.9%
- Foul Tastes and Odors > 99.9%
- Cloudiness, Silt, and Sediment > 99.9%
|Heavy Metals Reduced up to 99.9%|
|Lead||kidney, nervous system damage|
|Mercury||kidney, nervous system disorders|
|Aluminum||respiratory, nervous system disorders|
|Chromium||liver, kidney, circulatory system disorders|
Note: If using a source of water that might contain extreme bacteriological or viral contamination, it is recommended that two drops of plain chlorinated bleach or iodine be added to each refill before filtering. This will kill minute pathogens such as viruses. The disinfectant will then be filtered from the water entirely removing its odor, color and taste.
Care and Use
Fill the Sport Berkey Portable Water Purifier with water, screw on cap and tighten securely to eliminate leaks. Flush water through filter by pulling down lever, so that straw is exposed, and squeeze water through filter & out the straw. Repeat this flushing process twice before drinking. This removes excess process dust from the filter. After 2 flushes, rinse the bottle & cap. Your sport berkey bottle is now ready for use. Enjoy!
Maintenance and Storage
The 22 oz Sport Berkey Portable Water Purifier has a shelf life of 50 years. When the filter system will not be used for an extended period, flush the unit with a chlorinated solution of 1/4 tsp. per one half gallon of water. Allow to dry thoroughly with cap removed. Re-assemble and stow. Do not allow sport berkey to freeze, do not place in microwave oven and do not run hot water through the filter.
Sport Berkey Filter Refill Capacity
- Water from any Source: 160 Refills
- Municipal / Well Water: 640 Refills
- Sport Berkey Filter Replacements Can Be Found Here
The manufacturer warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 6 months from date of purchase. The manufacturer will replace or repair any product that it deems is not properly functioning during the stated warranty period.
BigBerkeyWaterFilters is always at your service to assist you with any warranty claims, send you replacement hardware free of charge if needed, or provide system maintenence support during the life of ownership.
Filter change outs will vary depending on the source water. I filtering dangerous water, we would recommend changing it out after approx 160 refills. Since there so light and portable, having a second replacement filter as backup would be recommended.
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