Ceramic Filter elements have been in use since 1827. They are a tried and proven water filter. The 9 inch Super Sterasyl Ceramic is designed to remove suspended solids and pathogenic bacteria (>99.99%). The composition of the 9 inch Super Sterasyl Ceramic contains silver. This silver is a material designed to significantly inhibit mould & bacteria growth occuring on or within the filter element (which is possible with other ceramic filter elements). Because of the silver, the 9 inch Super Sterasyl Ceramic filter elements do not require sterilization after cleaning (cleaning is really easy!). When water flow slows or build up can be seen on the exterior of the elements, these filter elements can be easily cleaned with a ScotchBrite cleaning pad (see included instructions).
They can be cleaned well over 100 times and many people report years of use from a set of filters. The manufacturer suggests replacing every couple of thousand litres but these filters generally only need replacement when cleaning the element doesn't improve water flow or if there is a significant change in the diameter of the ceramic after cleaning. The Travel Berkey uses the more compact 7" Super Sterasyl Filter element. The Big & Royal Berkeys use this 9" Super Sterasyl Filter elements. Quality checked by the Aussie Storm Shop team before delivery.
The 9 Inch Berkey Super Sterasyl Filter Element features: