BERKEY - Do the Black Berkey® purification elements reduce Bromate?

Bromate is a disinfectant by-product that forms after the bromine reacts with chemical oxidants such as ozone. This process can occur during drinking water treatment. Although New Millennium Concepts, Ltd. did not carry out specific tests for the Bromate, we expect the reduction in bromate to occur for the following reasons:

Bromate (Bro3-) is composed of bromine and oxygen.
The reduction in bromate has been reported in several studies as obtained by the adsorption mechanism to attract bromate to the surface of carbon -based environments. The bromate is then reduced to bromide (BR-).
Black Berkey ® purification elements use active carbon in our exclusive formulation.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has listed dichloroacetic acid as a substitution chemical for bromate. Substitutes are compounds of chemical composition similar to interests of interest and enriched in environmental samples before preparation and analysis. They are used to assess the effectiveness of elimination or reducing other contaminants that react similarly.
Black Berkey ® purification elements reduce dichloroacetic acid by more than 98.00 %.
Nevertheless, since NMCL does not have a specific test for the Bromate, we cannot make any specific declaration for the reduction of the Bromate. The factors that could have an impact on any reduction would include the concentration of bromate contamination, as well as other competing contaminants in the water.

New Millennium Concepts, Ltd. Always recommends using the clean water source available, as far as possible.
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