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.
The patented Ecosphere Ozonix® process is a revolutionary advanced oxidation process that is currently being used by customers in the oil and gas industry to reduce costs, increase treatment efficiencies and eliminate harmful chemicals from wastewater treatment operations around the United States. The non-chemical Ozonix® water treatment technology was proven in the oil and natural gas industry and is poised to have the same positive impact on the mining industry.Ecosphere Mining, LLC., a subsidiary of Ecosphere Technologies, plans to deploy Ecosphere's patented Ozonix® water treatment technology not only to increase ore recovery rates for mine operators, but also to handle the toughest water remediation problems facing the hard rock mining industry such as acid mine drainage, tailing pond wastewater treatment and leachate treatment and recovery. Dennis McGuire, Chairman and CEO of Ecosphere Technologies, said, "The hard rock mining industry uses large volumes of water and toxic chemicals that can be harmful to the environment as well as personnel." McGuire continued, "Since 2009, Ecosphere's patented Ozonix® technology has enabled oil and gas customers to treat, recycle and reuse more than 3 billion gallons of water on more than 800 oil and natural gas wells. We have proven that Ozonix® can be used to cost-effectively replace toxic liquid chemicals in the oil and gas fracturing industry and are now focused on bringing Ozonix® to the mining industry to reduce the use of toxic chemicals and preserve vital water resources." For more information on the Ecosphere Ozonix® ORE unit and MOV, please visit http://www.ecospheretech.com/water-recycling-news/blog/post?id=5684 About Ecosphere Technologies Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:ESPH) is an innovative U.S. technology licensing and manufacturing company that develops environmental solutions for global markets. We help industry increase production, reduce costs, and protect the environment through a portfolio of more than 35 patented and patent-pending technologies: Technologies like Ozonix® and Ecos PowerCube®, which are licensable across a wide range of industries and applications throughout the world.
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