Ecosphere Announces Global Licensing Opportunities For Ozonix(R) Water Treatment Technology

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.

"From an intellectual property standpoint, Ecosphere holds a dominant position in combining multiple advanced oxidation technologies to treat bacteria in the many industries where carcinogenic chemicals are currently being used to eliminate bacteria," stated Dean Becker, Director of Ecosphere and CEO of ICAP Patent Brokerage and ICAP Ocean Tomo Auctions. "With five U.S. patents approved and dozens of U.S. and International patents pending, Ecosphere is well-positioned to strategically partner with companies that have the financial resources and geographic reach to successfully introduce the proven Ozonix® technology to their respective customers and markets."

Dennis McGuire, Chairman and CEO of Ecosphere, stated, "We now have a world-class partner in Fidelity National Environmental Solutions and the infrastructure in place to develop the global energy market. As a result, we are focusing our efforts on bringing Ozonix® to the dozens of other applications in every city and country around the world where industry and its surrounding communities can together benefit from lower water treatment costs, reduced chemical usage and preservation of vital water resources. We look forward to working with some of the world's most forward thinking companies to bring Ozonix® to the global water treatment market."

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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 customers to reduce costs, increase treatment efficiencies and eliminate harmful chemicals from wastewater treatment operations around the United States. Ozonix® can be used to replace chemicals in a wide variety of industries and applications, including but not limited to agriculture, energy, environmental, food and beverage, industrial, mining, marine, and municipal wastewater treatment.

In 2013, Ecosphere was chosen by Bloomberg as a New Energy Pioneer and selected by IHS CERAWeek as a 2013 Energy Innovation Pioneer. Ecosphere is also a recipient of the 2013 American Technology Award - "Clean Tech/Green Tech" category and the 2012 Frost & Sullivan North American Product Leadership Award in Disinfection Equipment for Shale Oil and Gas Wastewater Treatment. In addition, Ecosphere has been chosen for the Artemis "Top 50 Water Tech" Listing for the last three years.

Since 2008, Ecosphere has enabled oil and gas customers to treat, recycle and reuse over 3 billion gallons of water on more than 800 oil and natural gas wells.

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