SOURCE: Wataire International Inc.

December 09, 2009 09:06 ET

K-State's Food Safety and Security Group to Conduct Advanced Testing on Wataire's Water Purification System

WOODLAND HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - December 9, 2009) - Wataire International Inc. (OTCBB: WTAR) today announces that Kansas State University will undertake advanced testing on Wataire's purification system in its Atmospheric Water Generator's (AWG) for control of Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7 and other potential waterborne hazards.

Wataire is working with the internationally renowned Food Safety and Security Group at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas to evaluate the company's water synthesis and purification system for control of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and other microbiological hazards. The studies will be conducted in biolevel 2 laboratories to allow for pathogen inoculation and quantitative determinations of the reductions obtained through Wataire's unique UV-based purification system.

Wataire's President and CEO Robert Rosner said, "The goal of these studies is to further demonstrate the ability of our system to synthesize pure, chemical free water from humidity in the air without the risk of microbiological contaminants like E. coli." Mr. Rosner further states: "We are delighted to have Dr. James Marsden, Regent's Distinguished Professor of Food Safety and Security at Kansas State University, to lead the research team; a late March 2010 timeframe is anticipated for the report." Follow-on testing will be conducted for viruses including H1N1 and Cryptosporidium.

The World Health Organization and UNICEF reports that 3.4 million people, mostly children, die annually as a result of water related diseases, making it the leading cause of disease and death around the world. Lack of safe drinking water and sanitation is the world's single largest cause of illness. According to an assessment commissioned by the United Nations, 4,000 children die each day as a result of diseases caused by ingestion of filthy water. The report says four out of every 10 people in the world, particularly those in Africa and Asia, do not have clean water to drink.

About Wataire International Inc:

Wataire International, Inc. is an International company focused on developing and delivering technology-based water harvesting and purification products worldwide. Wataire is a manufacturer of innovative drinking water systems such as atmospheric water generators and filtration systems. It provides water supply solutions that are especially suitable for areas that may have no alternative sources of potable drinking water. The atmospheric water generator collects moisture from the atmosphere to generate pure, safe drinking water, and at the same time, by using a special filtration system that removes dust and airborne particles, simultaneously cleans the air we breathe. This method of extracting water vapor from the atmosphere has been in use for many generations. To date, there are more than 3000 WII-4010 home/office atmospheric water generators in operation in over 30 countries around the world.

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