Berkey Fluoride and Arsenic Removal Water Filter PF-2 (Set of 2)
Berkey PF-2 reduction elements are specially designed for use in conjunction with the Black Berkey water filters to adsorb the following unwanted elements found in drinking water.
- Fluoride: Sodium Fluoride, Sodium Fluorosilicate, Fluorosilicic Acid (aka Hydrofluorosilicic Acid)
- Arsenic: V and pre-oxidized Arsenic III
- Other residual heavy metal ions
The number of PF-2's must always correspond with the number of Black Berkey filters installed in the upper chamber. For example 4 Black Berkey (2 sets of 2) would require 4 PF-2s (2 sets of 2), and so on.
- The PF-2 shell is made from safe, non-leaching Polypropylene #5, this is a BPA-Free plastic and is used for food containers such as ketchup bottles and yogurt containers.
- PF-2 filters reduce filtration flow rate by 15-20%.
- Do not boil the PF-2 filters.
Under normal conditions, we recommend that each set of two PF-2 filters be replaced after approx. 1,000 gallons. For instance, the Royal Berkey system is about 3.25 gallons. The PF-2 filters should be replaced after (1,000/3.25) or 307 refills.
If the system is refilled about one time per day, the PF-2s should be replaced after 10 months, if the system is refilled about twice per day, the PF-2s should be replaced about every five months.
Actual capacity is dependent on the presence of other competing contaminants in the source water. High levels of fluoride, arsenic, and heavy metals may reduce the capacity and efficiency of the elements.
More About the Berkey Fluoride Removal Filter PF-2:
Set of 2
1000 Gallons or 2 Years (whichever comes first)
1) Do not subject to freezing temperatures, high heat or boil the fluoride water filter elements.
2) Under normal circumstances, the PF-2 canisters reduce water filtering flow rate of most Berkey filtering systems by 15-20%.
3.) The Berkey PF-2 Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Filters are covered under a six-month warranty.
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What is the Berkey Fluoride Removal Water Filter PF-2?
From the product name itself, we can already safely assume that it has something to do with filtrating our water. Aside from that, just by the product name itself it is already stating that it has the ability to "remove" things that we will discuss in a moment. So? how does the Berkey Fluoride Removal Water Filter PF-2 cleanses our water and removes who-knows-what from our waters? Let us get to know all the details, shall we?
The Berkey Fluoride Removal Water Filter PF-2 is designed to primarily remove or adsorb these following unnecessary elements that are commonly found in our drinking water:
- Fluoride: Sodium Fluoride, Sodium Fluorosilicate, Fluorosilicic Acid (aka Hydrofluorosilic Acid)
- Arsenic: V and pre-oxidized Arsenic III
- Other residual heavy metal ions
The Berkey Fluoride Removal Water Filter PF-2 is made out of Polypropolene #5 that is ensured to be safe and non-leaching. Not to mention that the Polypropolene #5 that is used for the Berkey Fluoride Removal Water Filter PF-2 is BPA-Free.
The Scope and Limitations of the Berkey Fluoride Removal Water Filter
Maximum Filtration Ability
The Berkey Fluoride Removal Water Filter is guaranteed to be able to filter and remove unwanted metal elements. However, its maximum capacity to be able to such primary responsibility is limited to 1000 gallons of water. After being able to filter 1000 gallons of water, it is already called for replacement immediately.
Manually Counting its Life Expectancy
This is one of the tricky characteristic of the Berkey Fluoride Removal Water Filter. Yes, it does say that its maximum filtration capacity is up to 1000 gallons. But, the question is, how do you actually know if it had reached its limit? Well, it is not as hard as it may look at this article. But, the minor sad news is, you have to manually compute it. In order for you to figure out if your Berkey Fluoride Removal Water Filter PF-2 is reaching its maximum capacity you have to do these following tips:
- Always keep track of how many times you are refilling you water system. Each water system has its own gallon capacity indicated. So, you better take note of that number.
- Next, use that numerical figure and multiply on the amount of gallon capacity your water system can handle. For example, you have the Berkey Light system which has a gallon capacity of 2.75. You refill your Berkey Light three times a week. So, that should be 3 x 2.75. The answer will be the number of the total of gallons you drink every week.
- Lastly, divide the answer that you have on the second step. This is to determine the number of weeks your Berkey Fluoride Removal Water Filter PF-2 before replacement.
As mentioned above awhile ago, the Berkey Fluoride Removal Water Filter works only hand in hand together with the Black Berkey Purification Elements alone. Another of which, is that it also works in conjunction with the Berkey PF-4 post filter elements. These are crucial factors to consider to ensure yourself the highest of quality when it comes to filtering or cleansing your drinking water. All these work cohesively to bring about the most reliable, safe and drinkable water among the other competing brands who promises to do so.
The Water's PH Levels
Another limitation of the performance of the Berkey Fluoride Removal Water Filter PF-2 is the PH levels in your water. It has been tested and proven that the Berkey Fluoride Removal Water Filter PF-2 is not capable of removing fluoride when your water turns out to have a PH level of below 5 or above 7. In short, in order to acquire optimum effectiveness and reliability from the Berkey Fluoride Removal Water Filter PF-2, ensure that your drinking water's PH level is above 5 or below 7 (which makes it 6 if we calculate the math).
Taking Care of the Berkey Fluoride Removal Water Filter
It is by far important to be aware on how to properly take care of your things. In this matter, it is the Berkey Fluoride Removal Water Filter. There is a unique method on making sure that you Berkey Fluoride Removal Water Filter are well taken care of and can last a long period of time. This is how to do it:
- Remove your Berkey Fluoride Removal Water Filter from the water system.
- Next, is to place them inside a sealed plastic bag. Make sure that it is sealed tightly and securely.
- Lastly, store them inside your refrigerator. But, always put them in a spot that is farther from the freezer. Which means, it should either be near the refrigerator's door or somewhere at the front portion.
Water is very important to our health. But sometimes the water that we drink contains unwanted and harmful chemicals. Some of these are made up of components such as fluoride and arsenic. But there is one Berkey Filter that can remove these components - the Berkey Fluoride PF2 Water Filter.
Here is some information on what it is, what it does, precautionary measures and how it removes fluoride, arsenic and other unwanted contaminating chemicals in your drinking water.
Berkey Fluoride Removal Water Filter PF2
The Berkey PF2 Fluoride Water Filter has the ability to be augmented to the Black Berkey Water Elements to eliminate impurities like arsenic, MTBE, fluoride and other heavy metals.
When strung openly and directly onto the Black Berkey Water Filter, the elements of the fluoride will decrease in an effective way to take control of the besieged risky impurities in your drinking water. The fluoride water filter is compatible with All Full Size Berkey Water Filter Systems and works as a post filter to the Black Berkey Water Filter.
Benefits and Features
- It effectively lessens water impurities like pre-oxidized arsenic III, arsenic V, fluoride, MTBE and other weighty metal ions.
- It decreases the quantity of fluoride in your drinking water by 95%.
- It also works as a post filter to the Black Berkey Water Filter.
- It also works with other Berkey filters such like the Travel Berkey, Big Berkey, Crown Berkey, Berkey Light, Royal Berkey and Imperial Berkey.
- It is very easy to set up and use.
A Controversy about Fluoride in Drinking Water
A time-tested process was used and developed to the Berkey Fluoride Water Filter to lessen fluoride in your drinking water. Berkey established this kind of filter to meet the apprehensions of many people who find the practice of accumulating fluoride to drinking water unacceptable or questionable.
Since the 1950’s, fluoride has been accumulated in many municipal water supplies. This practice is now becoming viral or more contentious, to say the least.
There are some reports, research and studies about the risky effects of accumulating fluoride to drinking water. The sanitization and healthy benefits of accumulating fluoride directly to the surface of the teeth are uncertain.
The uncertainty begins with fluoride that had been already accumulated to the drinking water. It only comes when it is contacted with the teeth for a very short span of time in the diluted form.
After the connection happened, the fluoride is then absorbed and the human body is subjected to the effects of illness and other diseases of the fluoride composition for hours after ingestion.
Some faultfinders claim that in this stage, extensive fluoride toothpaste is appropriately and directly applied to the surface of each tooth, fluoride, if included in the water supply will unnecessary and quite possibly be negligible.
Berkey fluoride water filter allows you to make a decision about your health by lessening the amount of fluoride in your drinking water by 95%.
Here are some water contaminants that can be effectively removed byPF-2.
- Pre-oxidized Arsenic III and Arsenic V
- Other heavy metal ions
Replacement of PF-2
Experts recommend that each set of Berkey PF-2 Fluoride Water Filter must be replaced after 1,000 gallons or 3,785 liters. For example, You have a Big Berkey system that has a capacity of 2 gallons and you are refilling the system 2 times daily.
You will be using 4 gallons of water daily. But under these conditions, the PF-2 fluoride water filter elements will only last for 250 days or 1000 gallons divided by 4 = 250 or for over 8 months.
The concrete replacement period for the PF-2 fluoride filter depends on how much water you will use and the presence of other rival impurities in the source water. High stages of fluoride, arsenic and certain heavy metals may affect negatively to the productivity and capacity of the PF-2 components.
PF2’s Technical Information
A test was performed by experts with a current rate of less than11 liters per minute per cubic feet of the Berkey purifier tool at 20-30 parts per million of the ion in the liquid solution.
Results shown that of <1 parts per million or ppm of the fluoride ion in the emission were distinctive for the filtering tool or >95% reduction. Under some optimal laboratory situations, emission concentrations of less than 50 part per billion (ppb) were eagerly accomplished which associates to a >99.75% reduction.
Arsenic oxide anions and arsenic cations have exceptional possessions that this Berkey filter product efficiently targets.
Precautionary Measures for PF2
Do not put the matter to freezing temperatures, high temperature or simmer the fluoride water filter components.
Under regular conditions, the PF2 containers lessen water filtering stream rate of most Berkey filtering systems by 15 to 20%.
The PF2 elements must also be primed just like the Black Berkey components.
Berkey PF2 elements can lessen the filtration stream rate by 15 to 20%.
The PF-2 elements are stress-free to set up and after setting up the Black Berkey components, simply attach the PF-2 elements on the thread trunks of the Black Berkey purification elements, leaving the wingnuts in place of the Black Berkey Purification Elements.
Ensure to read the provided manual for correct the setup. The PF2 elements are seated in the bottom part of the tank and it is ready to use. Rest assure that the filter had discarded the first full tank to get rid of any remaining manufacturing dust.