STUART, Fla., Dec. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:ESPH), a water engineering, technology licensing and innovative U.S. manufacturing company, today announced completion of its first Ozonix® Ore Recovery Equipment (ORE) system for Ecosphere Mining, LLC., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, and a new Mobile Operations Vehicle (MOV) that is designed to remain on location for extended periods of time when Ecosphere is demonstrating its Ozonix® ORE system for customers around the United States. The new Ecosphere Ozonix® ORE system and MOV will be on-display at Ecosphere's Annual Shareholders Meeting in Orlando, FL at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Convention Center on Friday, December 13, 2013. The Ecosphere MOV will be used to transport Ecosphere's Ozonix® ORE system as well as a wide variety of Ecosphere's mobile Ozonix® water treatment systems across a broad range of industries that Ecosphere licenses its patented technologies to, including but not limited to Agriculture, Food & Beverage, Industrial, Marine, Mining and Municipal wastewater treatment. In the hard rock mining industry, Ecosphere's patented Ozonix® technology, combined with the new Ecosphere Ozonix ORE system, will be used to pre-treat mining ores to remove sulfur and irons and to increase ore recovery rates, while also reducing the extensive amount of toxic chemicals associated with conventional mining leaching operations. Ecosphere's MOV is comprised of a custom 41-foot, 600HP Freightliner tractor trailer that will be used to deploy the Company's equipment and engineers in the field. The custom 4 man bunkhouse will serve as an on-site office and operations center for Ecosphere's technicians when Ozonix® is deployed to remote locations around the United States. Ecosphere's MOV was custom-designed after many years of experience in the field and as a result of building various types of vehicles and water treatment systems for responding to natural disasters and the Company's current everyday operations in the oil and gas industry.