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June 04, 2015 13:15 ET

Ecosphere Technologies Receives 12th U.S. Patent for OZONIX® Advanced Oxidation Process Technology

STUART, FL--(Marketwired - June 04, 2015) - Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: ESPH), a technology development and intellectual property licensing company, today announced that another OZONIX® patent has been approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), bringing Ecosphere's OZONIX® intellectual property portfolio to 12 approved U.S. patents with 11 patents pending.

On May 19, 2015, the USPTO issued a formal Notice of Allowance for Patent # 9,034,180, which is a process patent for treating fluids. This latest patented invention relates to fluid treatment and, in particular, to an improved cavitation reactor cone for effectively destroying aerobic and anaerobic bacteria and reducing both suspended and dissolved solids to address various water treatments.

The treatment tank provides a cost efficient and environmentally friendly process and apparatus for cleaning and recycling fluids as contaminated as frac water, used to stimulate gas production from shale formations, as well as other types of fluids having various levels of contaminants such as aerobic and anaerobic bacteria and suspended solids. The calcium carbonate scaling tendency is reduced to an acceptable level without the use of acids, ion exchange materials, or anti scaling chemicals which is of economical and environmental significance and benefit.

Dennis McGuire, Chairman and CEO of Ecosphere Technologies, stated, "The receipt of our latest OZONIX® patent continues to strengthen our leadership position in the development of advanced oxidation technologies for use in treating and recycling various sources of contaminated water used during hydraulic fracturing operations."

McGuire continued, "With 12 approved U.S. patents since 2008 and 11 patents pending for our OZONIX® technology, Ecosphere and our global energy licensing partner, Fidelity National Environmental Solutions (FNES), are well positioned to continue to lead the oil and natural gas hydraulic fracturing (or "Fracking") industry with the most proven, patented, award winning water treatment and disinfection process."

Ecosphere's multi-patented OZONIX® technology, a revolutionary Ozone-Based Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP), has enabled customers to treat, recycle and reuse over 5 billion gallons of water on more than 1,200 oil and natural gas wells in the United States and Canada, while eliminating millions of gallons of liquid chemicals and generating over $70 million in equipment sales, service and licensing revenue. With expanded customer adoption in the United States, Canada, Brazil and most recently Malaysia, our customers and licensees are treating waters in the Oil and Gas, Food & Beverage, Landfill Leachate, Marine Port & Terminal and Industrial Wastewater treatment industries. The Company has also manufactured and deployed approximately 55 OZONIX® machines to date for a wide variety of customers and licensing partners.

Ecosphere's patented OZONIX® technology is protected by U.S. Patent No's. 7,699,994; 7,699,988; 7,785,470; 7,943,087; 8,318,027; 8,721,898; 8,858,064; 8,936,392; 8,906,242; 8,968,577; 8,999,154; 9,034,180 and can be licensed through ICAP Patent Brokerage, the world's largest intellectual property brokerage firm, for specific field-of-use water treatment applications in the United States and around the world.

For more information on Ecosphere's patented OZONIX® technology, please visit http://www.ecospheretech.com/environmental-engineering-technologies/ozonix.

To download a PDF brochure on Ecosphere's patented OZONIX® technology, please visit http://content.stockpr.com/esph2/db/Fact+Sheets/5854/file/03.2015_Ecosphere_Ozonix_Technology.pdf.

For more information on Licensing Opportunities for Ecosphere's patented OZONIX® technology, please visit http://www.ecospheretech.com/environmental-engineering-technologies/licensing-opportunities.

About Ecosphere Technologies
Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: ESPH) is a technology development and intellectual property licensing company that develops environmental solutions for global water, energy and industrial markets. We help industry increase production, reduce costs, and protect the environment through a portfolio of unique, patented technologies: technologies like OZONIX®, the Ecos PowerCube® and our recently announced Ecos GrowCube, which are available for exclusive and nonexclusive licensing opportunities across a wide range of industries and applications throughout the world.

For more information, please visit http://www.ecospheretech.com.

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