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Created on September 10, 2020

BlueBox RO DS

The BlueBox RO DS is a portable desalination water filtration system.

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  1. MuchMoreWater
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Product Description

The BlueBox RO DS is a compact desalination water filtration system that comes in several models, including 70 RO and 140 RO. Packaged in a portable travel case, the system utilizes a central reverse osmosis filter and a high-pressure pump to remove salt and microbial life from seawater and brackish water.

Target SDGs

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Market Suggested Retail Price

$18,072.00

Market Suggested Retail Price (Secondary Currency)

15,250 EUR

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

UNICEF, WHO, DANIDA, Red Cross, FMV, DEMA, DSB

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include Spectra Aquifer 360.

Manufacturing/Building Method

This product is manufactured and produced in Denmark.

Intellectural Property Type

Trademark

User Provision Model

This product is distributed by humanitarian organizations to individual communities in developing countries and disaster zones. Alternatively, the product can be purchased directly from the manufacturer.

Distributions to Date Status

Unknown

Type of system

Reverse osmosis filtration

Manufacturer-specified water treatment rate (L/hr)

70 RO: 70 L/hr

140 RO: 140 L/hr

Bacteria reduction

99.999999%

Virus reduction

99.999999%

Protozoa reduction

99.999999%

Heavy metals and/or arsenic reduction

98.9% reduction for salts and minerals, metals reduction is unknown

Power required

1.3 kW electric motor, included

Safe water storage capacity (L)

None

Design Specifications

The BlueBox RO DS systems take influent raw seawater or brackish water with a salt concentration of 2500 ppm or greater and pass it through a reverse osmosis filter to remove salt and other minerals as well as microbial life. The system is 900 mm x 600 mm x 400 mm and weighs 57 kg. The operating pressure is 55 bar and the filter purifies at the 5-micron level. The model comes in the 70 and 140 model sizes, each number referring to the flow rate of the system in L/hr.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Provided by manufacturer.

Replacement Components

6-month replacement list: 5-micron filter, pickling solution powder

Lifecycle

Unknown

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

This filter was designed to remove 100% of microbes and 98.9% of salts with an assumed influent salt ratio of 2500 ppm or greater.

Vetted Performance Status

Unknown

Safety

Unknown

Complementary Technical Systems

The manufacturer also sells a tools package, active coal cartridge, UV lamp, washer gun, water tester, and education on how to use the system through their own education platform.

Academic Research and References

“BlueBox 450 RO – MuchMoreWater,” Muchmorewater.com. Available: https://muchmorewater.com/product/bluebox-450-ro/

“References – MuchMoreWater,” Muchmorewater.com. Available: https://muchmorewater.com/references/ 

“Technology/Litres,” Engineeringforchange.org. Available: https://www.engineeringforchange.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MMW-price-list-main-range-2017.pdf

Goal 6. (n.d.). Sdgs.un.org. Available: https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal6

“MuchMoreWater – Clean drinking water with the BlueBox water purification units. From lightweight portable units to full-size water supply plants. Available: https://muchmorewater.com/ 

“BlueBox 70 RO DS – MuchMoreWater,” Muchmorewater.com. Available: https://muchmorewater.com/product/bluebox-70-ro/ 

Compliance with regulations

Effluent water exceeds water safety standards set by WHO.

Evaluation methods

Unknown

Other Information

None

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