BRS Universal Carbon Block Filter - 1 Micron

BRS Universal Carbon Block Filter - 1 Micron (RO/DI)
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BRS Universal Carbon Block Filter - 1 Micron

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SKU: 208657
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Quick Overview

Why does BRS recommend this?


We spent a ton of time researching and testing to find the best carbon block available while still being reasonable when it comes to price.  There are other filters that work well however do not last as long. By simply just looking down the center of the carbon block you can see why the Universal Carbon blocks are superior to the competitors.  If you have a well, or city water the universal blocks will work for everyone in almost all reverse osmosis systems.


BRS Universal Carbon Blocks have been specially formulated for industry leading chloramine and chlorine reduction making it the highest performance and longest lasting carbon block in our industry. *See long description



  • Chlorine 35,000 @ 1 GPM*

  • Chloramines 3,500 @ 0.5 GPM*

  • NSF Certified

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Product Questions

replacing carbon blocks on rodi 6 stage should i use 2 of these or should i use one of these and a 5 micron carbon block?
Question by: Joshua Hansen on Apr 10, 2016 10:06:00 PM
Great question!
We recommend two of the 1 micron universal carbon blocks for best coverage of chloramines in the water. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 14, 2016 10:34:00 AM
How long do these last?
Question by: Michael DeNardo on Apr 15, 2016 9:08:00 PM
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What is the length on these units? I have a 10" RO canister with 1/2" ports (purchased from BRS) I would like to use for this filter, will it fit properly?
Question by: Nick on Dec 21, 2015 2:07:00 PM
Great question!
The Universal Carbon Block will fit all of our 10" canisters just fine. Most of our RO systems however use 1/4" ports which may be something to watch out for. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jan 6, 2016 6:02:00 PM
How can I tell that it's time to replace the carbon block? By my water pressure reducing or does it start to stain? Any other way to tell?
Question by: Joey Garcia on May 2, 2016 11:03:00 PM
Great question!
With the pressure drop from where it typically is. This is the easiest way. You can also test the water coming out of the carbon block with a chlorine test strip to ensure it is removing the chlorine.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on May 3, 2016 5:13:00 PM
Whats the difference between a 1 micron and 5 micron carbon block?
Question by: Aiden on May 28, 2016 7:48:00 PM
Hey there!

Great question! The lower the micron the smaller the particulates it will capture. A 1 micron filter will capture smaller particulates than a 5 micron filter. :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Jun 7, 2016 9:29:00 AM
I am purchasing the BRS Universal Carbon Block Filter - 1 Micron, as stage 3 of a 4-filter home system. Stage 1 and 2 are sediment filters, this carbon filter, and a ceramic final filter. Does this BRS Universal Carbon Block Filter - 1 Micron remove fluoride from the water? If not do you have any filter that will remove fluoride?
Question by: Jan Gregg on May 19, 2016 1:38:00 AM
Hey there! We sell the RO systems which include an RO membrane and appropriate housing. RO membranes are where the actual filtration occurs and removed up to 99% of all fluoride from the water. You will want an RO membrane to remove these elements.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on May 19, 2016 3:43:00 PM
Do you need to, or is it better to use catalytic carbon ahead of these blocks for chloramine reduction or are the good on their own? They are rated for 3500 gallons so if you run a dual set up does that double your block life to 7000 gallons?
Question by: Rick on Jan 24, 2016 5:35:00 PM
Great question!
Overall for best chloramines coverage you will want to use two 1 micron Universal Carbon Blocks. We have created a video on this exact topic included below! Overall the extra carbon block will not double the life however will ensure the RO membrane has better protection and it will have a small increase on time spent. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEL8KvDr3-k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZQBDqZzu04
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 3, 2016 11:53:00 AM

Full Details

New: BRS Universal Carbon Blocks were developed to be the best industry solution for chloramines, chlorine and well water to help make filter selection easier for everyone. The new block represents the latest in carbon technology by increasing surface area, volume of carbon and catalytic sites within the carbons pore network. 

 

BRS Universal Carbon Blocks are manufactured using high performance catalytic active carbon combined with a new binder system technology which maximizes the availability of the critical catalytic sites. The combination of advanced carbon technology, increased volume of carbon contained in each filter and proprietary manufacturing processes delivers exceptionally high chloramine, chlorine, VOC and general chemical performance.

 

  • Compatible with all BRS systems as well as all competitor systems which use a standard 10” filter.
  • Specifically formulated for superior Chloramine reduction 1 µm (micron) Nominal Filtration*
  • Chlorine 35,000 @ 1 GPM**
  • Chloramines 3,500 @ 0.5 GPM***
  • High chemical adsorption
  • 30% more carbon than standard blocks****

    *Nominal Micron rating for all above - 1 micron
    **2ppm free chlorine >90% reduction
    ***3ppm monochloramine >85% reduction
    ****Manufacturer's internal test data

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  • Works OK By Bill on 11/18/2016

    I tried converting to this new dual BRS carbon block instead of the original loose carbon/pentek carbon chloramine block stages hat came with my BRS Chloramine RO/DI system. They clogged significantly faster, as in max 2-3 months even with ROSave 1micron pre filter. I went back to the loose carbon/pentek carbon stages and only have to replace them every 6 months. And not because of pressure drop or tds.
  • BRS UNIVERSAL CARBON BLOCK FILTER are the BOMB!! By FLSharkvictim on 11/17/2016

    I will only buy the Universal Carbon Block along with the Chlorine & VOC Carbon Block Filter
    for my 2nd & 3rd stages since i have a 5 stage RODI system... They last a lot longer then the cheap ones.. HIGHLY recommended!
  • just get a pentek for the same money By JoeNY on 10/27/2016

    this brs cbf seems too light weight and fast flowing to be a 1 micron solid baked block like the pentek chlorplus 10 it replaced, which just confirms brs is great at marketing, but not much else. water tastes and tests better while it's new, but my confidence it low it will keep to spec long term.
  • Great By Brofish on 9/3/2016

    Clearly a superior filter
  • 1 micron carbon block before TFC membrane is bad advice By JointheRevolution on 5/8/2016

    Always go with a .6 micron or less in before the TFC membrane, if you do not, it will melt your membrane- especially if you live in a high TDS area. Been there done that. Stick with the BRS .6 micron carbon block or other similar manufacturers in that range or lower.
  • Great Filter Great Price By R. on 5/8/2016

    As many are dealing with chloramines, two of these back to back are the way to go, as I said great filter great price.
  • Overpriced and Clog Quickly By Jeremy on 4/17/2016

    My water supply coming in is around 400ppm and 60psi, and my city uses chlorine. I use a 1 micron ROsave filter before two of these, and these filters still clogged up on me within four months and well under 1000 gallons of water filtered. I saw a 20psi drop in pressure across the sediment filter and two carbon block filters.
  • Great product By George on 4/1/2016

    I've been using this filter for years and no complaints. I will continue to use for years to come
  • Great By Brett on 3/6/2016

    I've been using a BRS RO/DI system with this filter for the last 6 months. Absolutely amazing product. Couldn't be happier.
  • Great filter By George on 2/1/2016

    All in all a great filter to use
  • Low Cost, Great Product! By Sean on 1/14/2016

    As always, BRS equipment is fairly priced and does the same thing as the high priced competitor products
  • Best carbon filters around By MandM on 1/3/2016

    Going with the BRS recommended products has always been a good choice.