Environmental Waste International Inc.

Environmental Waste International Inc.

November 15, 2006 11:31 ET

EWI Receives Order from Abbott Laboratories

AJAX, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 15, 2006) - Environmental Waste International Inc. (EWI) (TSX VENTURE:EWS) announced that is has received an order from Abbott Laboratories for an EWI FS-POD unit. The FS-POD is a batch processor for the sterilization of effluents based on the company's patented microwave delivery system.

The FS-POD's small size, operating features and competitive price met Abbott's needs. The corporate engineering and research divisions of Abbott conducted a review of EWI including discussions with personnel at the US Department of Agriculture's APHIS facility to confirm their satisfaction with EWI, its products and service record. Abbott issued the purchase order based partly on this positive feedback.

The FS-POD is EWI's newest product; it was designed to meet the needs of the wastewater sterilization market. The base system is priced under $100,000 US and is small enough to fit under a laboratory countertop yet robust enough to sterilize the effluents from any Biological Safety Level (BSL) facility. The system allows the contaminated liquids to be sterilized onsite without the need for the larger and more costly central processing unit.

The FS-POD is ideal for retrofitting laboratories, research centers, hospitals or university labs to allow them to meet current standards for the disposal of most biological agents. The system also gives tremendous flexibility to the design and engineering teams working on new facilities. Initial interest and feedback has been very positive. EWI believes this new product will be quickly accepted in the marketplace.

EWI has designed systems for the sterilization of medical waste, liquid waste and food waste as well as the treatment of several other organic waste streams including the breakdown of used tires. EWI continues to work on designs for other processors. Please visit EWI's home page at: www.ewmc.com.

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Contact Information

  • Environmental Waste International Inc.
    Dr. Stephen Simms
    EWI President
    (905) 686-8689
    Website: www.ewmc.com