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
Good quality By Mitch on 11/11/2017Mitch would recommend this product to a friendThese work great!
best value By Bruce on 7/2/2017Bruce would recommend this product to a friendI make around 35 gals a week, these last me well over 6 months without passing chlorine or plugging up. Also just replaced my RO membranes that lasted 3 & 1/2 yrs using this filter.
Good filter By George on 5/26/2017George would recommend this product to a friendIt does what it's supposed to do, I recommend it.
Better Out There By Forsaken77 on 2/17/2017Forsaken77 wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI regularly use the Matrikx CTO .6 micron carbon block but decided to give this 1 micron universal a shot because the rep on the phone said it's the best. Well it's not.
I use the ROsave.Z sediment pre-filter and I only use 1 carbon block and this universal has slowed my psi rating much faster than the Matrikx .6 block does.
I also am having another issue with it. I assembled my own RO/DI system from BRS 10" canisters and fittings. I never had an issue with any other carbon block, but it seems this one is slightly too long for some reason. Water will gather in the crease between the canister and the lid, like the lid can't close tight enough.
So besides getting half the performance (a 1 micron vs a .6 micron) and then it lasting less time when it should be lasting longer, it's a no brainer to stick with the Matrikx block that's a few bucks cheaper.
Good product By JPAudio on 2/5/2017JPAudio would recommend this product to a friendIt does what it's supposed to do
Good product. By Les on 1/18/2017Les would recommend this product to a friendDoes what it should.
Good 'nuff stuff By Karbbean on 12/11/2016Karbbean would recommend this product to a friendHigh TDS and Chloramines go into the little red tube....over the fields and through the woods...and out comes zero TDS through the little blue tube !!!!
I use this along with a 0.6 carbon block and DI since I live in an area with high TDS and Chloramines. Always 0 TDS !
Works OK By Bill on 11/18/2016Bill wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI 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 11/17/2016FLSharkvictim would recommend this product to a friendI 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 10/27/2016JoeNY wouldn't recommend this product to a friendthis 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 9/3/2016Brofish would recommend this product to a friendClearly a superior filter
1 micron carbon block before TFC membrane is bad advice By JointheRevolution on 5/8/2016JointheRevolution wouldn't recommend this product to a friendAlways 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.
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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!
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!
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.
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. :-)
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!