Black Berkey vs Ceramic Filters , How do they compare ?

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How do Black Berkey Filter and Super Sterasyl Ceramic Filters. ?

The ceramic filters were developed long before the Black Berkey purifiers were, so the Black Berkeys have come along and improved upon the concept. Both filters will:

  • Remove pathogenic bacteria
  • Remove cysts
  • Reduce organic chemicals
  • Reduce chlorine
  • Reduce sediment and particulate

However, the Black Berkey goes above and beyond this and also:

  • Removes lead
  • Removes MTBEs
  • Removes other heavy metals

The Black Berkey filters also typically have a much longer lifespan than the ceramic. A pair of the Black Berkey filters is estimated by the manufacturer to last for about 6,000 gallons of water, while a pair of the ceramic filters is estimated to have an approximate lifespan of 1,000 gallons. The Black Berkey elements carry a 2-year prorated manufacturer’s warranty, while the Super Steraysl ceramic filters only carry a 6 month manufacturer’s warranty.  Each filter can use a fluoride filter attached to the end of it to remove even more.  We sell both and would be happy to help you with any other questions you may have!

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  • Shaun Person
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