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.
SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Market Suggested Retail Price
Target Users (Target Impact Group)
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
UNICEF, WHO, DANIDA, Red Cross, FMV, DEMA, DSB
Direct competitors include Spectra Aquifer 360.
This product is manufactured and produced in Denmark.
Intellectural Property Type
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
Type of system
Reverse osmosis filtration
Manufacturer-specified water treatment rate (L/hr)
70 RO: 70 L/hr
140 RO: 140 L/hr
Heavy metals and/or arsenic reduction
98.9% reduction for salts and minerals, metals reduction is unknown
1.3 kW electric motor, included
Safe water storage capacity (L)
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.
Provided by manufacturer.
6-month replacement list: 5-micron filter, pickling solution powder
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
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
Compliance with regulations
Effluent water exceeds water safety standards set by WHO.