Ceramic Filter Super Sterasyl 7"
Sold as a single filter element, Super Sterasyl Ceramic Filtration Elements have been in continual use since 1827. The ceramic used for the Super Sterasyl filter element is designed to remove suspended solids and pathogenic bacteria and contains granulated activated carbon to reduce chemical and organic compounds.
The composition of the Sterasyl ceramic contains pure silver. This silver is a specially formulated self-sterilizing agent. The result is that bacterial growth is prevented from occurring within the Sterasyl ceramic element. More importantly, bacterial 'grow-through' is inhibited. Because of the silver, Sterasyl filter elements do not require sterilization after cleaning.
Country of Manufacture:
Country of Manufacture:US
7" element installs in the upper chamber of all Berkey systems or British Berkefeld systems.
Care and Maintenance
Recleanable and self-sterilizing for the life of the filter.
Durability: Recommended manufacturer's replacement for each Ceramic Filter Element is six months or 535 gallons after use.
Benefits and Certifications
Meets NSF Standard No. 42 for materials.
Toxicological extraction is commonly the most difficult area of the NSF testing standards to satisfy. This shows that the filter does not re-contaminate the water. Many other ceramics have not passed and may not be capable of passing the NSF material extraction test. The Ceramic shell of our Super Sterasyl element is an NSF Listed Component and is manufactured to meet NSF standard 42 for materials.