SOURCE: Equipment & Systems Engineering, Inc.

December 01, 2006 08:00 ET

Equipment & Systems Engineering's Water Sanitation Systems Help Reduce Waterborne Diseases in Eritrea

MIAMI, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 1, 2006 -- Equipment & Systems Engineering, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: EQSE), a leading manufacturer and global supplier of on-site sodium hypochlorite generation systems for water sanitation, was acknowledged recently for its role in introducing low-cost water sanitation technology in the African country of Eritrea and helping to reduce the incidence of waterborne diseases throughout the region.

In an effort to curtail the increasing number of diarrhea cases in Eritrea, University Research Co., LLC ("URC") and its non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services ("CHS"), installed 15 of EQSE's Aquachlor brand sodium hypochlorite generators in local Eritrean hospitals from June through December 2005.

According to published reports by Eritrea's health services sector and numerous government agencies, the Aquachlor installations have contributed to a notable reduction in waterborne diseases throughout the region over the past year. EQSE also was recognized in a recent article published by URC/CHS; the article is viewable at http://www.urc-chs.com/news/newseritreanu.htm.

In addition to providing a new source of adequate drinking water, these installations also addressed the scarcity of chlorine-based disinfectants, which often had to be imported at high cost, and have assured that regional hospitals now have a sustainable source of hypochlorite to meet their cleaning and equipment disinfection needs. The newly installed systems also are able to supply peripheral health facilities and many adjacent villages with much-needed chlorine-based disinfectants.

"EQSE's Aquachlor systems continue to prove that they can help reduce disease in the world's most rural areas," said Jose T. Masis, EQSE's CEO and founder. "In addition to such tangible benefits, because electrical consumption is small and can be supplied by solar panels, the costs involved in operating Aquachlor systems are minimal, making them the perfect option for various low-resource settings."

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 54 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.

About URC/CHS

University Research Co., LLC is a professional services firm dedicated to helping clients use scientific methods and research findings to improve program management, operations, and outcomes. With its non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services, URC works in the United States and abroad on projects that span five core practice areas: communications & outreach, education & training, health & population, quality management, and research & evaluation. For more information, visit www.urc-chs.com.

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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