Ecosphere Technologies to Showcase Disaster Response Water Purification Truck at Florida Governor's Hurricane Conference

STUART, Fla., May 10 -- Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: ESPH) , a provider of clean air and water technology solutions, today announced that it will showcase its Mobile Water Purification System (MWPS) for disaster relief efforts at the Florida Governor's Hurricane Conference. A comprehensive venue for both new and experienced disaster responders, the Florida Governor's Conference will take place Monday, May 14 through Friday, May 18 at the Broward Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Ecosphere can be found exhibiting with partner Pierce Manufacturing at booth number 130.

"In the wake of a devastating hurricane and other emergency situations, clean water often becomes a precious limited resource vital to response and recovery efforts," said Joe M. Allbaugh, former FEMA Director and a director of Ecosphere Technologies. "In the days and weeks following Hurricane Katrina, Ecosphere's filtration technology provided safe water to thousands of people in Waveland, Mississippi. Offering rugged performance and easy deployment, the MWPS is equipped to play an essential role in future disaster response operations throughout the gulf region and across the country."

"The water purification system combines an innovative and proven clean technology from Ecosphere with Pierce's own expertise in military-grade emergency response vehicle manufacturing. The result of the joint effort is a mobile unit that can provide critical disaster response capabilities ensuring scarce water resources do not inhibit relief efforts," said Mike Schoenberger, Vice President Government, Rescue and International Sales for Pierce Manufacturing.

Designed to meet the most demanding water challenges faced by emergency response teams, Ecosphere's MWPS provides up to 72,000 gallons of clean water per day for cooking, cleaning, bathing and drinking. Capable of treating virtually any water source, the powerful filtration system employs a multi- stage process capable of removing all traces of animal and human byproducts, industrial toxins, biological pathogens, salt and other pollutants. Readily deployed to disaster areas, the MWPS features Ecosphere's robust Ecos Water Filtration technology installed on an Oshkosh® Highland® chassis by Pierce Manufacturing Inc. a leading manufacturer of specialty trucks for the defense and emergency response industries and an Oshkosh Truck Corporation company. Built-in monitoring systems and satellite capabilities further enable successful disaster response in remote locations by delivering real-time information about the quality of the water flowing both in and out of the MWPS.

About Ecosphere Technologies:

Ecosphere Technology Inc (OTC BB: ESPH.OB) develops and commercializes water and renewable energy technologies. Since it was founded in 1998, Ecosphere's mission has been to bring clean technologies to commercial reality. Ecosphere's products have been successfully licensed and commercialized by major corporations and have been used in several large-scale and sustainable applications across industries, nations and ecosystems. Ecosphere holds an extensive patent portfolio of clean air and water technologies.

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