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

*Due to state regulations, not available for sale in California or Iowa

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 exposure time 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 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 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 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.

*Due to state regulations, not available for sale in California or Iowa

What is Black Berkey Water Filter Element?

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

Because of the versatility of the Black Berkey filters, 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 water source without eliminating any 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 from 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 using an ion-exchange process wherein metal ions are 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. In contrast, 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 enters through its filter to clear the air ensnared inside the micro-fine pores during its process.

Start by opening up your 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 do not know 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 free you 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.

The 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.

Many of the world's population does not have access to clean water. They do not lack minerals from food and are 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 183 reviews

I was told the Berkey water purifier was the best water purification system available, and it has lived up to the billing for the past 2 1/2 years. The water from the Berkey is so clean that now if I sip bottled water from a store, I can actually taste the plastic from the bottle. I will forever use a Berkey water purification system in my home.


Great product

Robbie Rushing (Dallas, US)
Great water system

We not only use our Big Berkey at our home but also take it with us when we travel in our RV across the country. The Berkey always makes any water, from any where taste great!

Bjorg Boschen (Winthrop, US)
Filter replacement

Filters arrived within just a couple of days. They are easy to install. That’s when I realized how much faster the water was filtered! I enjoy knowing my water is pure and tastes great.

L. Pennell (Statesville, US)
Great product

Great product! Very pleased! I can tell a huge difference in the taste of my water since using the Berkey and filters.

Catherine S. (Southlake, US)
Reorder of filters

I ordered and it was processed and received promptly. My only complaint is that the fluoride filters were not available to order.

Paul Mosunic (Seattle, US)
Clean water is worth every penny

Recently moved to the Oregon coast after 20 years on a property with well water. The tap water smelled like a swimming pool, undrinkable. True story: the day I got my Berkey (1 year ago) my dogs water bowl was full of chlorinated water, dumped it out, put in the Berkey filtered water & they both drink up the whole bowl on the spot. Use filtered water for cooking pasta, potatoes, rice, etc. I understand the need to chlorinate water but definitely not made to drink. You can smell & taste the difference. Bought these replacement filters to have on hand but my original Berkey filters are still working strong 1 yr+.

Matt G (New York, US)
A good system

We've had our Berkey for about 19 months now. As full-time RVers, it's comforting to know that we always have good drinking water no matter WHAT the source. I gave 4 stars because we seem to experience the same thing that Rebecca M does.....the filters have trouble passing the red dye test after about 7 - 9 months. We're not running river or creek water through the elements, so I expect them to last least a LITTLE bit closer to the advertised 6000 gallons!

J. Starn (Findlay, US)
Very satisfied - will order again

This was the second set of Black Berkey replacement filters we have purchased. Each time the process was easy and they arrived quickly.

Olga Lesko (Lizella, US)
Good product

We have had our berkey for a number of years, we love it.We bought some replacements for it. We had no problems with shipping or ordering. Smooth all the way through
Our filters are working great. Nice pure water.