The Sport Berkey Portable Water Purification System eliminates or reduces up to 99.9% of unpleasant taste and odors, cloudiness, silt, sediment, chlorine, Trihalomethanes, VOCs, detergents, pesticides, harmful microscopic pathogens such as Cryptosporidium, Giardia, E-coli (greater than 99.99999%) , other pathogenic bacteria, heavy metals such as aluminum, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, and Radiological contaminants such as Radon 222.
If a source of water is used that may contain significant bacteriological or viral contamination, the manufacturer recommends that two drops of plain chlorinated bleach or iodine be added before filtering. This will destroy the minute pathogens such as viruses. The disinfectant added will then be filtered from the water, thus removing its odor, color and taste.
The Sport Berkey provides from 160 up to 640 refills, depending on the level of contaminants in the water source.
New Millennium Concepts Ltd., the manufacturer of Berkey Products says: “The Sport Berkey Portable Water Purifier is the ideal personal protection traveling companion – featuring the Ionic Absorbtion Micro Filtration System. The theory behind this innovation is simple. The bottle’s filter is designed to remove and/or dramatically reduce a vast array of health-threatening contaminants from questionable sources of water, including remote lakes and streams, stagnant ponds and water supplies in foreign countries where regulations may be sub-standard at best.”
Two Sport versions are available: The Sport Berkey and the Generic Sport Berkey. The difference being the Generic Sport is shipped with no text printed on the bottle, though custom text printing is available.
Replacement filter elements are also available to extend the unit’s usable life.
The Sport Berkey sells for under $40 and is available from http://www.berkeywater.com/SportBerkey/