Black Berkey® Purification Elements (Set of 2 Filters)

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MSRP: $154.00
$148.00
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SKU:
BB9-2
UPC:
094922528292

Product Overview

Black Berkey® Purification Elements are more powerful than any other gravity filter element currently available. The micro-pores within the cleanable Black Berkey® purification elements are so small that pathogenic bacteria are simply not able to pass through them.

Black Berkey® purification elements are so powerful, they can remove food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Virtually no other filtration element can duplicate this performance.

No need for expensive disposable filters. Black Berkey® purification elements are re-cleanable. When the flow rate decreases simply brush the Black Berkey® purification elements with a ScotchBrite pad under running water, reinstall and your system is again ready to purify water. Each durable and efficient purification element will last for up to 3,000 gallons (6,000 gallons per set of two) and provide years of efficient water purification. What's more, the unique Black Berkey® purification elements are self-sterilizing.  Please use our filter calculator to determine how long the Black Berkey® filters will last in your system before needing replacement.

The powerful Black Berkey® purification elements also remove or reduce pathogenic cysts, parasites, harmful or unwanted chemicals such as herbicides and pesticides, VOCs, detergents, organic solvents, trihalomethanes, cloudiness, silt, sediment, nitrites, heavy metals, foul tastes and odors, yet they leave in the healthful and beneficial minerals that your body needs.

PATHOGENIC BACTERIA SURROGATE>99.9999%
Exceeds purification standard (Log 6):
Raoultella terrigena

VIRUSES>99.999%
Exceeds purification standard (Log 4):
MS2 - Coliphage
Fr Coliphage

TRIHALOMETHANES - Removed to >99.8%
Below lab detectable limits:
Bromodichloromethane
Bromoform
Chloroform
Dibromochloromethane


INORGANIC MINERALS
Removed to below lab detectable limits:
Chlorine Residual (Total Residual Chlorine)
Chloramine

ALSO REMOVES OR REDUCES:
Rust, silt, sediment, foul tastes and odors

Heavy Metals
CONTAMINANT Reduced Up To
Lead >97.5%
Mercury >98%
Aluminum >75%
Cadmium >99.5%
Chromium >95%
Copper >95%
Antimony >97.5%
Barium >80%
Cobalt >95%
Chromium 6 >99.85%
Molybdenum >90%
Nickel >95%
Vanadium >87.5%

 

Also Reduces
CONTAMINANT Reduced Up To
Arsenic >99%
MBAS >96.67%
Nitrites >95%
Selenium >97.5%
Thallium >99.5%

 

Fluoride
Black Berkey® filters do not remove fluoride. Berkey® makes a fluoride filter called the PF-2 that can be added on to the Black Berkey® filters.  For more information about the PF-2 fluoride filters, click here.

The Black Berkey® purification element formulation has been tested by State & EPA accredited laboratories to exceed NSF/ANSI Standard 53.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
Removed to below lab detectable limits 

1,1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane
1,1,1-Trichloroethane (TCA)
1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane
1,1,2-Trichloroethane
1,1,2-Trichlorotrifluoroethane
1,1-Dichloroethane (1,1-DCA)
1,1-Dichloroethylene (1,1-DCE)
1,1-Dichloropropene
1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene
1,2,3-Trichloropropane
1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene
1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP)
1,2-Dibromoethane
1,2-Dichloro-1,1,2-trifluoroethane (CFC 123a)
1,2-Dichlorobenzene
1,2-Dichlorobenzene-d4
1,2-Dichloroethane
1,2-Dichloropropane
1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene
1,3-Dichlorobenzene
1,3-Dichloropropene
1,4-Dichlorobenzene
2,2-Dichloropropane
2,4,5-T
2,4,5-TP (Silvex)
2,4-D
2,4-DB
2-Butanone (MEK)
2-Chlorotoluene
2-Hexanone
2-Methyl-2-propanol
3,5-Dichlorobenzoic Acid
3-Hydroxycarbofuran
4-Bromofluorobenzene
4-Chlorotoluene
4-Isopropyltoluene
4-Methyl-2-pentanone
4-Nitrophenol
5-Hydroxydicamba
Acetone
Acifluorfen
Alachlor
Aldicarb
Aldicarb Sulfone
Aldicarb Sulfoxide
Aldrin
alpha-Chlorodane
Ametryn
Aroclor (1016, 1221, 1232, 1242, 1248, 1254, 1260)
Atraton
Atrazine
Baygon
Bentazon
Benzene
Bromacil
Bromoacetic Acid
Bromobenzene
Bromochloromethane
Bromodichloromethane
Bromomethane
Bromoform
Butachlor
Butylate
Carbaryl
Carbofuran
Carbon Tetrachloride
Carboxin
Chloramben
Chlordane
Chloroacetic Acid
Chlorobenzene
Chloroethane
Chloroform
Chloromethane
Chlorpropham
cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene
cis-1,3-Dichloropropene
cis-Nonachlor
Cycloate
Dacthal Acid
Dalapon
Diazinona
Dibromoacetic Acid
Dibromochloropropane (DBCP)
Dibromomethane
Dicamba
Dichloroacetic Acid
Dichlorodifluoromethane (CFC 12)
Dichloromethane
Dichlorvos
Diclorprop
Dieldrin
Dinoseb
Diphenamid
Disulfoton
Disulfoton Sulfone
Disulfoton Sulfoxidea
Endrin
EPTC
Ethoprop
Ethylbenzene
Ethylene Dibromide (EDB)
Fenamiphos
Fenarimol
Fluorobenzene
Fluridone
gamma-Chlorodane
Glyphosate
Halo acidic Acids (HAA5)
Heptachlor
Heptachlor Epoxide
Hexachlorobenzene
Hexachlorobutadiene (CCC)
Hexachlorocyclopentadiene
Hexazinone
Isopropylbenzene (Cumene)
Lindane (Gamma-BHC)
Merphos
Methiocarb
Methomyl
Methoxychlor
Methyl Paraoxon
Methyl tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE)
Metolachlor
Metribuzin
Mevinphos
MGK 264
Molinate
Monochlorobenzene
m-Xylenes
Naphthalene
Napropamide
n-Butylbenzene
Norflurazon
n-Propylbenzene
Oxamyl
o-Xylene
Pebulate
Pentachlorophenol
Picloram
Prometon
Prometryn
Pronamidea
Propazine
p-Xylenes
sec-Butylbenzene
Simazine
Simetryn
Stirofos
Styrene
Tebuthiuron
Terbacil
Terbufos
Terbutryn
tert-Butylbenzene
Tetrachloroethylene (PCE)
Tetrahydrofuran (THF)
Thiobencarb
Toluene
Toxaphene
trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene
trans-1,3-Dichloropropene
trans-Nonachlor
Triademefon
Tribromoacetic Acid
Trichloroacetic Acid
Trichloroethene (TCE)
Trichloroethylene
Trichlorofluoromethane (CFC 11)
Tricyclazole
Vernolate
Vinyl Chloride

Reviews

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  • 5
    Love Big Berkey

    Posted by Charlotte on 6th Jun 2020

    When we moved about six years ago to a smaller place, we had to mothball our Berkey. We relied on the GE refrigerator filters. We recently took Berkey out of retirement and ordered new filters. There is no comparison in the quality of the water. The coffee tastes better, a plain glass of water tastes better; I know the Berkey filters removed stuff the GE filter couldn't. We bought a small table on Wayfair for it (they have a wide selection) pays to look if you don't have enough counter space. Glad Big Berkey is back!

  • 5
    I have been a fan of the Berkey filtration systems for over 20 years. I have just recently needed to replace my original filters. THe filters that I had did not wear out, even after 20 years, but were broken in a move. I recently recieved myBlack Ber

    Posted by Kerry Lynn Prater on 16th May 2020

    I love this product!!

  • 5
    Berkey filter system

    Posted by Toney DeWitt on 9th May 2020

    This is the best filter system I've ever used- no plastic taste like bottled water! Have been using it for several years

  • 5
    Replacement purification elements

    Posted by Sandra Kelly on 7th May 2020

    We received and installed replacement purification elements, and they are working great! We had excellent customer service in the ordering process, and quick delivery, even in these crazy times of slow mail! Great job, Berkey!

  • 5
    Water

    Posted by Salamander on 16th Apr 2020

    I’ve made ice without the Berkey and it expands due to the impurity’s but when I use the Berkey filters the ice doesn’t expand. The filtered water tastes so much better that I just can’t drink tap water anymore without it being filtered first.

  • 5
    Repeat Customer

    Posted by Rhonda Reed on 29th Mar 2019

    I have had my Berkey for several years. Water tastes great!

  • 5
    fast fresh water

    Posted by B on 23rd Feb 2019

    Bought these to replace filters in our Berkey. We didn’t realize that our old filters were so done, and that new filters would be so different and awesome but they are! The water tastes even better if that’s possible and our Berkey filters water so much faster now with these new filters. Will definitely use the care tips provided as well and gently scrub the filters from time to time when they begin to slow down. Thanks!

  • 5
    Get 4 Black Filters!

    Posted by Kathleen on 7th Sep 2018

    I've had my Berkey for about 5 years. I initially purchased 2 black filters and 2 white fluoride filters. I recently replaced all the filters with 4 black filters and 4 white fluoride filters. With 4 black filters the water fills up the reservoir so much faster than with only 2 black filters. Wish I would have started out with 4 black filters. So worth having 4! I use to have to wait more than 24 hours for the reservoir to fill up with filtered water. Now it fills up virtually instantly. The water taste better, too. My Berkey is a 3 gallon capacity in the top tank. I think it's the Big Berkey. That is a perfect size and to have 4 filters makes it perfect.

  • 5
    Works well

    Posted by Kay Philpot on 2nd Apr 2018

    Replaced 2 filters which lasted only 2 years. Hopefully these last longer!