STUART, Fla., Aug. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:ESPH), a water engineering, technology licensing and innovative U.S. manufacturing company, today announced that Ecosphere Energy Services purchased and took delivery of one Ozonix® EF80 unit for use in the U.S. oil and gas hydraulic fracturing market. Ecosphere Technologies is a 31% owner of Ecosphere Energy Services. Robert Cathey, CEO of Ecosphere Energy Services, stated, "We look forward to implementing Ecosphere's latest Ozonix® EF80 unit into our operations. The EF80 product, manufactured by Ecosphere Technologies in Stuart, Florida, has been successfully used on hundreds of wells in the United States and is a game-changing product for the oil and gas industry. The Ozonix® EF10 and EF20 systems that we currently use in the field have been extremely reliable and productive and we will continue using them for many years to come. The Ozonix® EF80 system allows us to expand our service capabilities to the industry with a much smaller footprint at the well site." Ecosphere Energy Services, a leading water treatment provider to the energy services sector, has an exclusive field-of-use license to Ecosphere's patented Ozonix® technology for global energy applications including, but not limited to, onshore and offshore oil and natural gas exploration and production, power generation, refineries and coal. EES currently provides energy exploration companies with mobile wastewater treatment equipment to eliminate liquid chemicals from hydraulic fracturing operations in the United States. See more information on the Ozonix® EF80 mobile water treatment system at: http://www.ecospheretech.com/divisions/ecosphere-energy-services/wastewater-treatment-frac-tanks/ef80 About Ecosphere Technologies Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:ESPH) is a water engineering, technology licensing and innovative U.S. manufacturing company that develops environmental water treatment solutions for industrial markets throughout the world. The Company is a leader in emerging advanced oxidation processes and has an extensive portfolio of intellectual property that includes five United States patents for the Ecosphere Ozonix® process. The patented Ecosphere Ozonix® process is a revolutionary advanced oxidation process that is currently being used by energy exploration companies to reduce costs, increase treatment efficiencies and eliminate liquid chemicals from wastewater treatment operations in the United States.