SOURCE: Equipment and Systems Engineering, Inc.

March 15, 2007 08:00 ET

Equipment & Systems Engineering Ships 90 Aquachlor Units to El Salvador

MIAMI, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 15, 2007 -- Equipment and Systems Engineering, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: EQSE), a leading manufacturer and global supplier of on-site sodium hypochlorite generation systems for water sanitation, announced today that it has shipped 90 of the company's Aquachlor brand AC50 units to El Salvador's Ministry of Health.

The units will be installed in the country's rural areas to improve the provision of health and sanitation services, specifically for vulnerable groups in earthquake-prone areas and underserved populations of the poverty-stricken northern region of El Salvador. Each of the AC50 units is capable of sanitizing more than 1 million liters of water per day, making it safe to drink and safe to use for health and hygiene.

A previously secured loan from the World Bank will be used to fund the purchase at a sale price of just over US$100,000. The units will be used to support El Salvador's Earthquake Emergency Reconstruction and Health Services Extension Project, which was created in 2001 to restore hospital operations in areas affected by two massive earthquakes that devastated the country earlier that year.

On January 13, 2001, a 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck El Salvador, followed on February 13 by a 6.6-magnitude earthquake. As a result of the quakes, nearly 150,000 homes were destroyed and 185,000 homes were damaged, according to the United States Agency for International Development. In all, more than 1.5 million of the six million people in El Salvador were affected, and concerns still linger as to the safety of drinking water in the country's rural areas.

In addition to providing a new source of adequate drinking water, these installations also will address the scarcity of chlorine-based disinfectants, assuring that rural health centers will have a sustainable source of hypochlorite to meet their cleaning and equipment disinfection needs.

"EQSE's Aquachlor systems are the simplest and lowest-cost water sanitation systems in the world, making them ideal for use in emergency situations and in the world's most rural areas," said Jose T. Masis, EQSE's CEO and founder. "We have a growing, international brand, and with more than 900 million people worldwide still without access to improved sources of drinking water, we believe the potential market for Aquachlor continues to be significant."

EQSE Aquachlor systems are primarily used to sanitize drinking water in rural areas of developing nations, as well as in emergency situations, around the world. They also facilitate the onsite production of the reliable disinfectant sodium hypochlorite, which also can be diluted for laundry, general hygiene and kitchen use. EQSE has installed Aquachlor units in 55 countries worldwide, providing several hundred million liters of safe drinking water across North, Central and South America, as well as Africa, Oceania and Asia each day.

EQSE also maintains two other successful business units: Targeting the petroleum industry and many navy installations in Latin America, EQSE's Waste Water Treatment Unit resells electrocatalytical systems manufactured by EnviroVac; these systems convert waste water into safely disposable water using electrolyzed seawater as a disinfectant. EQSE's Alternative Fuels Unit is an exclusive reseller of alternative fuels conversion systems, which convert gasoline driven engines to operate on gases such as CNG and LPG, in numerous countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. The unit enjoys high market shares of more than 25 percent in each of the countries where it actively participates.

About Equipment & Systems Engineering

Founded in 1986, Equipment & Systems Engineering, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: EQSE) is a leading manufacturer and global supplier of a full line of onsite sodium hypochlorite generation systems under the brand name Aquachlor. For more information, please visit www.equipmentandsystems.com. EQSE Shareholders are encouraged to register on the "Shareholder Registration" page to receive ongoing company news updates.

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