theBlackBox High Volume Filter (BBHV)

The BBHV is our third-highest volume unit of theBlackBox series. Effective and easy to use to eliminate contaminants makes this a practical solution to have for cleaning water on a larger scale in the most demanding circumstances. The BBHV is cost-effective in providing clean and safe water for a few cents a day over the life of the unit.

Key Features:

  • Exceeds EPA standards for potable water
  • Made for off-grid battery operation
  • Processes 38 liters (10 Gallons) per minute 
  • Includes automated filter maintenance
  • Provides a 7-10 year life (pending source water turbidity)


The BBHV functions exceptionally well for schools, clinics, churches, and community centers, i.e., any facility in which people gather. It provides a viable business for someone desiring to bottle and sell safe drinking water. The system works well to filter most surface water systems (additional pre-filters may be required to reduce the turbidity).

Water Purification

This filter system utilizes two 0.1 micron hollow-fiber membrane filters, which remove all bacteria, protozoa, and cysts to 99.99999% (7 Log) and 99.1% (2 Log) of viruses. This point-of-use, clean water solution has a higher “log” rate than the EPA standard (6 Log) for potable water.


The BBHV operates whenever water is running through its filters. It has a maximum flow rate of 38 LPM (10 GPM). It can operate 24/7, but during any given 8 hour period, it can produce 18,000+ liters (4700+ gallons) of clean water. This volume of water will support not only a school of 1,000 children with 2 liters of water per day but also an additional 3,000 homes with 18 Liters per day (5 GPD).


A 12V battery powers the backflush system. It charges with either the solar panel or the 1 Amp wall charger provided. 


  1. Install the mounting bracket using the screws provided; 
  2. Hang the unit on the bracket; 
  3. Connect your incoming water line, the clean and dirty water discharge lines;
  4. Filter your water.

The BBHV can be shipped in its shipping box or as luggage.  
Weight: 15kg (33 lbs) / Dimensions: W 49cm (19″) x H 74cm (29″) x D 16 cm (6″)


Hollow-fiber membrane filters require regular backflushing to stay in good working order, or they will need replacement. The BBHV automatically backflushes each filter with clean water from one filter in the system and then the other at preset intervals. The self-maintenance system ensures optimal system performance for the extended life of the filter system—clean, safe drinking water 100% of the time.

The BlackBox Series filter systems do not remove dissolved solids, including chemicals and heavy metals. Using our recommended (but optional) activated carbon inline pre-filter helps significantly to reduce the suspended solids and chemicals, extending the life of the 0.1 filter set.