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Black Berkey® Replacement Elements (Set of 2)

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Quickly becoming one of the most popular systems, the Royal Berkey holds more water and filters it 14% faster than the Big!

  • Min. 2 Filters: 2-6 People
  • Max 4 Filters: 7 people
  • Flow Rate (Gallon Per Hour)
    2 filters : 4GPH
    4 filters : 8GPH
  • Dimensions: 9.5”D x 24”H
  • Empty weight: 8lbs

Our "Black Berkey® filter elements" are world famous for good reasons. Read below to learn how the black filters used in all of our systems take water filtration to a new level.


Each set lasts for up to 6000 gallons

Can be cleaned up to 100 times 

Removes 200+ contaminants

Dimensions -  2.25 " x 9.75 "

Made of a carbon composite

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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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhen drinking water that’s been filtered using a Berkey Black filter, you can rest assured that your water is clean and safe for consumption. In fact, Black Berkey purifier elements are far more powerful compared to \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.berkeyfilters.com\/pages\/comparing-berkey-water-filters\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003ecompetitors’ water filters\u003c\/a\u003e. 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 (\u003cem\u003e99.99% reduction — the requirement in order to be classified for pathogenic removal\u003c\/em\u003e). Incredibly, \u003cstrong\u003eBerkey water filter elements removed 100% of the pathogens.\u003c\/strong\u003e 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe revolutionary Berkey purifier elements are so powerful that they can remove food coloring from water without removing any of the beneficial minerals your body needs.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBecause 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eEach Berkey filter element has a life of 3,000 gallons:\u003c\/strong\u003e 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"c-pdp__item\"\u003e\u003c!--\u003ca class=\"data switch\" tabindex=\"-1\" data-toggle=\"switch\" href=\"#product.info.specs\" id=\"tab-label-product.info.specs-title\"\u003e\n Specs \u003c\/a\u003e--\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"c-pdp__content\" id=\"\" data-role=\"content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"product attribute specs\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"value\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"c-pdp__twoCol\" data-module_number=\"3\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"c-pdp__twoColContainer o-grid\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"c-pdpSpecs o-grid__large-60\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"c-jumbo c-pdp__twoColTitle js-acc c-pdpAcc c-pdpSpecsLAB\"\u003eSpecifications\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"js-accTarger\" style=\"display: block;\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"c-pdpSpecs__block\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"c-pdpSpecs__media\" style=\"text-align: start;\"\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"c-pdpSpecs__mediaHead\"\u003eBlack Berkey™ Purification Filters (2 included) \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cimg title=\"Black Berkey Filter Elements\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0167\/5480\/2788\/files\/Black-Berkey-s.jpg?277379\" alt=\"Two Black Berkey Filters\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"c-pdpSpecs__data\"\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"c-pdpSpecs__table\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 30%;\"\u003eContaminants Removed\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOver 200 contaminants are removed including:\u003cbr\u003e- Viruses (99.999%)\u003cbr\u003e- Pathogenic bacteria (99.9999%)\u003cbr\u003e- Chloramine (below lab detectable limit)\u003cbr\u003e- Trihalomethanes (99.8%)\u003cbr\u003e- Pharmaceuticals (99.9%)\u003cbr\u003e- Most heavy metals\u003cbr\u003e- Pesticides (below lab detectable limit)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e(See the full list of removed contaminants \u003ca title=\"What the Black Berkey Filters remove\" href=\"\/pages\/filtration-specifications\" target=\"_self\"\u003ehere\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 30%;\"\u003eProduct Dimensions\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e2.25 \" x 2.25 \" x 9.75 \"\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 30%;\"\u003eComposition\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan\u003eBlack 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 30%;\"\u003eCertifications\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe Black Berkey™ filter element formulation has been tested by State and \u003cspan\u003eEPA accredited laboratories to exceed NSF\/ANSI Standard 53\u003csup\u003e1\u003c\/sup\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 30%;\"\u003eLifespan\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e3,000 gallons per filter. 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class=\"c-pdp__item\"\u003e\u003c!--\u003ca class=\"data switch\" tabindex=\"-1\" data-toggle=\"switch\" href=\"#product.info.description\" id=\"tab-label-product.info.description-title\"\u003e\n Details \u003c\/a\u003e--\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"c-pdp__content\" id=\"\" data-role=\"content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"product attribute description\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"value\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"c-oneCol o-grid__waffle c-dc\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"o-grid o-gridContainer\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"c-jumbo\"\u003eBlack Berkey Replacement Elements (set of 2)\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBerkey 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhen drinking water that’s been filtered using a Berkey Black filter, you can rest assured that your water is clean and safe for consumption. In fact, Black Berkey purifier elements are far more powerful compared to \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.berkeyfilters.com\/pages\/comparing-berkey-water-filters\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003ecompetitors’ water filters\u003c\/a\u003e. 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 (\u003cem\u003e99.99% reduction — the requirement in order to be classified for pathogenic removal\u003c\/em\u003e). Incredibly, \u003cstrong\u003eBerkey water filter elements removed 100% of the pathogens.\u003c\/strong\u003e 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe revolutionary Berkey purifier elements are so powerful that they can remove food coloring from water without removing any of the beneficial minerals your body needs.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBecause 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eEach Berkey filter element has a life of 3,000 gallons:\u003c\/strong\u003e 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"c-pdp__item\"\u003e\u003c!--\u003ca class=\"data switch\" tabindex=\"-1\" data-toggle=\"switch\" href=\"#product.info.specs\" id=\"tab-label-product.info.specs-title\"\u003e\n Specs \u003c\/a\u003e--\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"c-pdp__content\" id=\"\" data-role=\"content\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"product attribute specs\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"value\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"c-pdp__twoCol\" data-module_number=\"3\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"c-pdp__twoColContainer o-grid\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"c-pdpSpecs o-grid__large-60\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"c-jumbo c-pdp__twoColTitle js-acc c-pdpAcc c-pdpSpecsLAB\"\u003eSpecifications\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"js-accTarger\" style=\"display: block;\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"c-pdpSpecs__block\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"c-pdpSpecs__media\" style=\"text-align: start;\"\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"c-pdpSpecs__mediaHead\"\u003eBlack Berkey™ Purification Filters (2 included) \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cimg title=\"Black Berkey Filter Elements\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0167\/5480\/2788\/files\/Black-Berkey-s.jpg?277379\" alt=\"Two Black Berkey Filters\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"c-pdpSpecs__data\"\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"c-pdpSpecs__table\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 30%;\"\u003eContaminants Removed\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOver 200 contaminants are removed including:\u003cbr\u003e- Viruses (99.999%)\u003cbr\u003e- Pathogenic bacteria (99.9999%)\u003cbr\u003e- Chloramine (below lab detectable limit)\u003cbr\u003e- Trihalomethanes (99.8%)\u003cbr\u003e- Pharmaceuticals (99.9%)\u003cbr\u003e- Most heavy metals\u003cbr\u003e- Pesticides (below lab detectable limit)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e(See the full list of removed contaminants \u003ca title=\"What the Black Berkey Filters remove\" href=\"\/pages\/filtration-specifications\" target=\"_self\"\u003ehere\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 30%;\"\u003eProduct Dimensions\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e2.25 \" x 2.25 \" x 9.75 \"\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 30%;\"\u003eComposition\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan\u003eBlack 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 30%;\"\u003eCertifications\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe Black Berkey™ filter element formulation has been tested by State and \u003cspan\u003eEPA accredited laboratories to exceed NSF\/ANSI Standard 53\u003csup\u003e1\u003c\/sup\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 30%;\"\u003eLifespan\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e3,000 gallons per filter. 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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.

When drinking water that’s been filtered using a Berkey Black filter, you can rest assured that your water is clean and safe for consumption. In fact, Black Berkey purifier 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, 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 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.

Each 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.

Specifications

Black Berkey™ Purification Filters (2 included) 

Two Black Berkey Filters
Contaminants Removed

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)

Product Dimensions 2.25 " x 2.25 " x 9.75 "
Composition 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.
Certifications The Black Berkey™ filter element formulation has been tested by State and EPA accredited laboratories to exceed NSF/ANSI Standard 531
Lifespan 3,000 gallons per filter. (6,000 gallons per set of 2)

Read all Specifications Here

1The Black Berkey purification element formulation has been tested by State and Federal EPA accredited laboratories to exceed NSF/ANSI Standard 53 but has not yet been certified.