STUART, Fla., Sept. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:ESPH), a water engineering, technology licensing and innovative U.S. manufacturing company, today announced a list of available industries and applications where its patented Ozonix® technology can be licensed to replace harmful liquid chemicals in water treatment operations around the world. "Following the successful rollout of our patented Ozonix® technology in the oil and gas industry, the Company is aggressively moving forward to bring Ozonix® to every industry where chemicals (e.g. chlorine) are currently being used to disinfect water," stated George Chapas, Director of New Business Development for Ecosphere. "We are constantly in discussions with strategic partners from around the world to license Ozonix® for many of the various applications including but not limited to agriculture, food and beverage, industrial, mining, marine and municipal sewage water treatment." Chapas continued, "As a result of our patented Ozonix® technology being used to treat over 3 billion gallons of water in the U.S. hydraulic fracturing industry since 2008, we are bringing awareness to some of the world's top engineering firms of the benefits and capabilities that our broad-spectrum advanced oxidation process can provide to the various industries in which they operate." Ecosphere's patented Ozonix® technology can be licensed in every major country and region around the world (North America, Central America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, East Asia, India, Japan, Greater China) for all non-energy related applications including but not limited to grain growing and processing, landscape irrigation and runoff, sludge processing, surface water treatment, soil and groundwater remediation, storm and drainage water treatment, aquaculture and fish farming, breweries, drinking water, vineyards, dairy, butter and cheese processing, livestock farms and feedlots, fruit and vegetable production, sugar production, automotive, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, pulp and paper, leisure and water parks, textiles, manufacturing, microelectronics, material waste management, acid mine drainage, mining process water treatment, metals and minerals, tailing ponds, leaching and recovery, aquariums, ballast wastewater treatment, marine process water, on-board grey water and municipal sewage wastewater treatment.