Black Berkey® Replacement Elements (set of 2)
Berkey systems utilize advanced and powerful filters that we call our "Black Berkey filter elements". The Black Berkey filters used in all of our systems take water filtration to a whole new level! During testing conducted by independent, EPA-approved laboratories, the Black Berkey filtered out a long list of water contaminants with never-before-seen results and significantly raised the standard for the water filter industry. As a result, Black Berkey filters are some of the most efficient filters available on the market. A pair of Black Berkey Filters comes standard in all of Berkey Water Filter Systems, including the Big Berkey.
When drinking water that’s been filtered using a Black Berkey filter, you can rest assured that your water is clean and safe for consumption. In fact, Black Berkey purification elements are far more powerful compared to competitors’ water filters. We tested the filters with more than 10,000 times the concentration of harmful pathogens per liter of water than is required by industry-standard test protocols. This concentration of pathogens is so high that the water exiting the filters should be expected to contain a concentration of 100,000 or more pathogens per liter (99.99% reduction — the requirement in order to be classified for pathogenic removal). Incredibly, Black Berkey water filter elements removed 100% of the pathogens. After using the Black Berkey filters, absolutely no pathogens were found in the effluent or were able to be detected. This set a new standard, allowing us to classify all systems containing the Black Berkey filters as purifiers.
The revolutionary Black Berkey purifier elements are so powerful that they can remove food coloring from water without removing any of the beneficial minerals your body needs.
The Black Berkey filter element had extensive testing at state- and EPA-accredited laboratories and far exceed EPA and ANSI/NSF (Std. 53) protocol. The Black Berkey filters have been tested by the University of Phoenix, Spectrum Labs, and the Department of Toxicology and Environmental Science at Louisiana University.
Because the versatile filters fit most other manufacturers’ gravity water filtration systems, off-brand gravity filtration systems can be upgraded to a purifier with little effort simply by replacing original filter elements with Black Berkey filter elements. This high-quality replacement filter vastly improves other brands’ housings’ ability to remove unwanted water contaminants.
Black Berkey Filters can be used on almost any water source, however, we do recommend always using the cleanest water source possible. Please note Black Berkey filters are not designed to be used with salt or softened water. Using the filters with salt of softened water will drastically shorten their lifespan and void their warranty.
Each Black Berkey filter element has a life of 3,000 gallons: That’s an incredible 6,000 gallons for a two-filter system (less than 2 cents per gallon of water). This is possible because of the Black Berkey filter elements’ unique ability to be cleaned up to 100 times using a 3M Scotch-Brite pad.
Over 200 contaminants are removed including:
- Viruses (99.999%)
- Pathogenic bacteria (99.9999%)
- Chloramine (below lab detectable limit)
- Trihalomethanes (99.8%)
- Pharmaceuticals (99.9%)
- Most heavy metals
- Pesticides (below lab detectable limit)
(See the full list of removed contaminants here)
||2.25 " x 2.25 " x 9.75 "
||Black Berkey Filter elements are made of a carbon composite containing high-grade coconut shell carbon combined with a proprietary blend of 5 other types of media.
||The Black Berkey filter element formulation has been tested by State and EPA accredited laboratories to exceed NSF/ANSI Standard 531
||3,000 gallons per filter. (6,000 gallons per set of 2)
When threaded directly onto the Black Berkey® purification elements the Fluoride Reduction element is an effective way to take control of targeted harmful contaminants in your drinking water. These fluoride water filters work as an attachment to the Black Berkey and are compatible with all Berkey water filter systems
▪️Up to 97% of Fluoride:
- Sodium Fluoride
- Sodium Fluorosilicate
- Fluorosilicic Acid 1
▪️Pre-oxidized Arsenic III and Arsenic V
▪️Other Heavy Metals
||2.25 " x 2.25 " x 6 "
||Fluoride Filters are made of BPA free non-leaching #5 polypropylene. Fluoride filter reduction media information.
||1,000 gallons per pair, or one year, whichever comes first.
1) Do not subject to freezing temperatures, high heat or boil the fluoride water filters.
2) Typically the Fluoride Filters (PF-2) reduce flow rate by 15-20%.
3) When installing the Fluoride Filters, turn no more than 8 full turns.
4) You will need the same number of fluoride filters as black filters.