Black Berkey Purification Elements Replacement Filters
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Black Berkey® Purification Elements Replacement Filters (Set of 2)

Sale price $ 166.00 Regular price $ 173.00
  • Black Berkey® Purification Elements are the leader in gravity-fed water purification, backed by independent testing.
  • Black Berkey® Elements mechanically extract waterborne pathogens while dramatically reducing protozoa, trihalomethanes, inorganic minerals, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, VOCs, petroleum products, perfluorinated chemicals, rust, silt, sediment, and even radiological.
  • State has tested the Black Berkey® Purification Element formulation and EPA-accredited laboratories to exceed NSF/ANSI Standard 53
  • Includes: Two 9" Black Berkey® Purification Elements with 2 washers, 2 wing nuts, and 1 priming button
  • Installs in the upper chamber of any Berkey system. Elements can also be used to upgrade most other gravity-fed water filter systems
  • Sold as a set of 2 elements
  • Durability: Each Black Berkey® Element is designed to purify approximately 3,000 gallons of water before needing replacement; 2 elements in a Berkey system will purify approximately 6,000 gallons of water before replacement is recommended
  • Re-cleanable during the life of the element
  • Elements come with a 2-year, pro-rated warranty
  • Black Berkey Filters are not designed to be used with salt or softened water as it will shorten their lifespan and void their warranty.

*The Black Berkey® Purification Elements are made and assembled in the USA

The unique Black Berkey elements combine the age-old process of micro-porous filtration coupled with modern state-of-the-art technology and the highest quality materials to bring you one of the most efficient filters available anywhere.

The micro-pores within the cleanable Black Berkey purification elements are so small that pathogenic bacteria cannot pass through them.

The Black Berkey Filters underwent extensive testing at the state and EPA-accredited laboratories and far exceeded EPA and ANSI/NSF (Std. 53) protocol. The University of Phoenix, Spectrum Labs, and the Department of Toxicology and Environmental Science at Louisiana University have tested the Black Berkey Filters.

This system comes standard with the following:

  • Two 9" Black Berkey Purification Elements
  • 2 washers
  • 2 wing nuts
  • 1 priming button

No need for expensive disposable filters. Black Berkey purification elements are re-cleanable. This advanced technology was developed, refined, and proven through years of diligent, investigative research and testing performed by water purification specialists, researchers, and engineers.  

The flow rate or time of exposure through the exclusive Black Berkey elements has been calculated to yield the greatest volume removal of toxic chemicals and pathogenic bacteria found in nature and caused by pollution from industry and agriculture. It is excellent for everyday urban, rural, and survival water purification.

More About the Black Berkey Purification Elements:

Chamber Location Upper Chamber
Sold As Set of 2 elements
Durability Each Black Berkey Element is designed to purify about 3,000 gallons of water before needing replacement; 2 elements in a Berkey system will purify about 6,000 gallons of water before replacement is recommended.


Black Berkey Filters can remove: 

  • Fluoride - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
  • Viruses – Removed to greater than 99.9%.
  • Pathogenic Bacteria - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
  • Lead - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
  • Arsenic - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
  • Iron - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
  • Mercury - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
  • Chlorine - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
  • Trihalomethane(THMs) – Removed to greater than 99.8%.
  • Bisphenol-A - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
  • Chloramines - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
  • Pharmaceuticals - Removed to greater than 99.5%.
  • Petroleum Contaminants - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
  • Methylcyclohexane-methane - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
  • Pesticides - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
  • Heavy Metals - Removed to greater than 99.1%.
  • Coliform and e-Coli - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
  • Atrazine - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
  • Uranium - Removed to greater than 97.0%.
  • Gross Alpha emitters - Removed to greater than 98.7%.

See the Laboratory Testing Results of our filters.

  * Filters that have already been in use are not eligible for a return/refund as they cannot be resold for health and safety reasons.

Compatible Systems:

Travel Berkey Water Filter - 1.5 Gallons
Big Berkey Water Filter - 2.25 Gallons
Berkey Light Water Filter - 2.75 Gallons
Royal Berkey Water Filter - 3.25 Gallons

The Black Berkey elements have been engineered with a very fine matrix of microscopic pores to remove over 200 contaminants from freshwater sources. These pores are so small that pathogenic bacteria cannot pass through. They are re-cleanable.

The Black Berkey Purification Elements are designed to purify approximately 3,000 gallons of water before you need to replace them. They have been tested to exceed NSF/ANSI Standard 53 and have been proven by third-party laboratories to reduce over 200 contaminants in your water. The elements are also self-sterilizing.

The Black Berkey Purification Elements uses a proprietary formulation of more than six media types to reduce contaminants. The elements are designed to remove cysts, heavy metals, chlorine, chromium, lead, copper, mercury, chromium, and more.

Black Berkey Elements are made in the USA and are backed by a two-year pro-rated warranty.

The Black Berkey Element is one of the best gravity-fed water purification filters available.

What is Black Berkey Water Filter Element?

Black Berkey Water Element is a water purifier that removes 100% of pathogens and over 99% of any unwanted toxins in the water. Each Berkey can carry or filter water up to approximately 3,000 gallons, and a set of 2 filters can purify water up to an incredible approximately 6,000 gallons. 

Because of the Black Berkey filters' versatility, it fits off-brand gravity filtration systems and gravity water filters that can be raised to a purifier with less effort. This excellent value replacement filter massively develops other housing trademarks' ability to eradicate unwanted water chemicals.

The innovative Berkey purifier elements are so powerful or dominant that they can eradicate food coloring from any source of water without eliminating any of the helpful minerals your physique needs.

How Does Black Berkey Work, and What are Their Elements Made Out of?

The Black Berkey purification elements apply numerous procedures. These elements are made out of a formulation of an additional half a dozen various media types fabricated into an adequate matrix generating millions of micro-fine pores.

Tiny pores are effective. That's why cysts, parasites, sediments, sedimentary minerals, and pathogenic bacteria cannot pass through them. The media construction both "adsorbs" other impurities and "absorbs" some impurities.

Heavy mineral molecules or metal ions are removed with the use of an ion-exchange process wherein metal ions are basically electrically merged with the media.

Last but not least, the filter elements are planned in such a way that each water molecule can yield a few minutes to pass through the filter components, whereas these particles passing through other filtration or purification systems pass through the filters in accurate microseconds.

The longer the water particles are in connection with any media, the higher the deduction of the various impurities.

Priming of Black Berkey Elements for Storage

Priming is required because of its extremely tiny pores that create the filter whether you are using a Royal Berkey, Berkey Light, or any of the other Berkey systems that consume the Black Berkey purification element.

These components need to have force when water is entered through its filter to clear the air that has been ensnared inside the micro-fine pores during its process.

Start by opening up your very own Black Berkey box and confirm that each component has a wing nut and elastic washer attached to it. A tan elastic washer with a priming button can also be seen inside the box, and it is thicker than the component washer with a minor center hole.

Is Black Berkey Recyclable?

It is not recommended that you recycle Black Berkey Purification Elements. Its shells are made of Polypropylene, which is Recycle Code 5.

Uses of Polypropylene include yogurt containers, catsup bottles, medicine bottles, and margarine tubs.

To recycle, one would have to cut the component open and eliminate the material before recycling the malleable shell. Furthermore, these types of elements are in no way of knowing what impurities are in the media after use.

Berkey Purification systems extract harmful elements, but it retains the minerals that are considered beneficial for our health. It removes lead, iron oxide, and mercury but ensures that you still get the minerals your body needs from water, unlike Reverse Osmosis Water Filters. While a Reverse Osmosis Water Filter eliminates harmful chemicals from the contaminated water, it also strips off healthy minerals. As this cycle continues, negative effects on our bodies start to develop.  

Healthy Minerals Stay, Harmful Ones Removed

Berkey was designed to eliminate only the dangerous chemicals from the water. Its main goal is to retain healthy minerals purposely. Filtered water from Berkey ensures that you will be free from body demineralization.

One of the most important benefits of Berkey is its ability to remove pathogenic bacteria. This feature makes it rise above the other filtering systems.

In reverse osmosis systems, pathogenic bacteria are not removed. The reverse osmosis system alone does not make you free from e-coli and giardia. It needs UV light technology to kill the bacteria. The process involving the installation of UV light in the reverse osmosis systems is another venue for bacteria colonization.

The bacteria, therefore, can still thrive in the supposedly distilled water. This cannot be considered safe for you and your family to drink. Berkey water filters work to eliminate cysts, parasites, unwanted chemicals, and pathogenic bacteria to undetectable levels.

Berkey water filter was made to remove mercury and lead from contaminated water. It purposefully removes toxic chemicals and metals yet retains natural nutritional elements in clean water.

A great percentage of the world's population does not have access to clean water. They do not lack minerals from food but are also nutritionally depleted because of contaminated water.

You can avoid malnutrition in your own home by using safe and trusted filtering systems. We can make use of all our water sources, but we can only utilize a safe filtration system.

Customer Reviews

Based on 168 reviews
Hollyanne (Kansas City, US)
Noticeable difference

We’ve been missing these filter when they are in stock and have been using just the charcoal filters. (Which by themself still work amazing) But adding in these made such a surprising difference it’s insane.

Rebecca M (Denver, US)

I like the filters, they pass the initial red dye test but always fail when I go to retest months later. I replace mine once a year so there much more expensive than advertised. With that said I still think there one of the best systems you can get on the market.

Alex C. (Simpsonville, US)
Love the Berkey

The replacement elements for our Berkey work fantastic. It took little extra time priming them and was a challenge, but well worth it.

Kimberly Rossignol (Jeffersonville, US)

I first purchased my Berkey 2 years ago and I could not be happier with it. The filters work amazingly and I can taste the difference in the water (and I have well water already). I just received and installed my first set of replacement filters. They came quickly and it is easy to install them. Here's to another 2 years of clean, great-tasting water!

Jan Topra (Denver, US)

so far so good

Gordon Jones (Dallas, US)
Easy home filtration

The Berkey system allows us to easily and inexpensively produce the type of water filtration we used to use when we lived in East Africa. There, filtration was essential to survival. Here in the States, the need is somewhat less acute, but the peace of mind and improved health that Berkey helps provide makes their product a win-win consumer choice.

David S.

Just as good as the original set that came with my big Berkey..we love how our water taste, or should I say the lack of taste or smell. Made in Texas U.S.A.!
Enough said!

Cheryl Stark (Montgomery, US)
Great Product

The Berkey is the only way to assure clean, potable water supply. A big investment initially, but overtime will pay for itself when compared to bottled water. The replaceable filters last a long time without intervention, and then can be cleaned when the filtration rate slows. Overall, recommend this system.

Angela Jett (St Louis, US)

We are very happy with our Berkey for years. Curious why no fluoride filters and no idea of when they will be in. That is a key element and part of the whole system and why we went with Berkey. That is disappointing. As for delivery. We got the product. Thank You.

Amber Smith (Oliver Springs, US)
Peace of mind

These filters are great for peace of mind when it comes to drinking water and not worrying about anything that could be getting into it.
That said it's been a little frustrating for me that over the past couple of years anytime I go to clean the filters they fail the red dye test when I put them back in. I always check with red dye before I clean them and there's no leakage, but once I have gotten the visible Gunk removed from the filters and follow the instructions carefully to replace them red dye always gets through. So I feel the expense of these filters more than I would like to since it seems like we're having to replace them more often than advertised.