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Eimco Water Technologies named exclusive U.S. seller and distributor of Atlantium Technologies Hydro-Optic Disinfection™ system for drinking water

Atlantium’s system is the environmentally-friendly disinfection system validated for 4-log virus at EPA dose requirements

Austin, TEXAS and Har Tuv, ISRAEL, June 17, 2008 – EIMCO Water Technologies (EWT), a subsidiary of GLV, and Atlantium Technologies have signed an agreement appointing EWT as the exclusive distributor and seller of Atlantium’s Hydro-Optic Disinfection™ system for the municipal market in the US.

Eimco Water Technologies, a major provider of targeted drinking water and wastewater solutions, has extensive experience helping their municipal customers comply with strict Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. “To enter the municipal market in the US, Atlantium was seeking a partner that would have the capability, sustainability, distribution network, innovative spirit and vision to market our unique technology solution in the US municipal market. EIMCO certainly meets this profile,” said CEO Mr. Ilan Wilf of Atlantium Technologies.

The Atlantium system has been validated according to the EPA regulations for drinking water. This fact played a critical role in the agreement between the two companies. Atlantium’s Hydro-Optic Disinfection system is a green solution drinking water suppliers can easily integrate into their treatment plants. At the same time, the compliance burden is reduced as suppliers are relieved of ongoing monitoring of lead and copper as well as Disinfection By-Products.

Hydro-Optic Disinfection: effective, environmentally-safe solution for ground and surface water disinfection
Atlantium designed its disinfection system to comply with the EPA requirements for ultraviolet (UV) systems used to treat drinking water. In late 2007, the Hydro-Optic Disinfection system was validated by HydroQual Inc, having achieved the EPA-required doses to treat for viruses and for parasite disinfection.

According to the EPA’s Ground Water Rule, drinking water suppliers must treat for adenovirus at a 4-log reduction level. Though chlorine and chemical disinfection can accomplish this goal, these methods can create potentially carcinogenic Disinfection By-Products (DBPs), which the new EPA rules limit. Moreover, there are municipalities and other drinking water suppliers that prefer to avoid chemical disinfection and the associated DBP and Lead and Copper monitoring requirements. Atlantium’s system is a validated, realistic alternative to chlorine that accomplishes disinfection goals safely and reliably.

The EPA’s rule for surface water disinfection, called Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2) stipulates multiple barriers for treatment, meaning that more than one method of disinfection must be used. The goals of LT2, which focus on inactivating the chlorine-resistant parasite Cryptosporidium, inactivating adenovirus - the most resistant virus - at a 4-log reduction level, and limiting DBPs, are all met by the Atlantium system. This sets the stage for environmentally-sound and effective surface water disinfection using the Atlantium system in addition to just one other method of disinfection such as filtration, for example.

The Atlantium system is part of a complete solution that comes fully-equipped with monitoring and control software to ensure water is adequately treated 100% of the time. The system receives real-time data from sensors that continually monitor lamp intensity, the water’s UV transmissivity and flow rate. The UV dose is automatically maintained as these parameters fluctuate. In addition, the system’s reporting capabilities use data from real-time monitoring to produce the EPA-required reports.

Atlantium’s Mr. Wilf added, “As drinking water suppliers evaluate their regulatory compliance program in line with the new drinking water regulations, I am confident they will understand the inherent value of our validated, green disinfection option.”

Mr. Jim Porteous, VP, General Manager Municipal Market N.A. at Eimco Water Technologies said, “We believe that Atlantium’s UV system is light years ahead of the competition. With the Atlantium product we can provide our customers with chemical free water as well as the peace of mind that comes from knowing this UV disinfection process is validated to meet all US EPA requirements for drinking water including 4-log reduction of adenovirus.”

Atlantium technology – in brief
With its revolutionary design and operating principles, the Hydro-Optic Disinfection system, introduced in 2005, has been achieving especially high levels of microbial inactivation not seen before in UV-based reactors. Atlantium adapted basics from the principle of Total Internal Reflection, combining advanced optic and hydraulic techniques to significantly lengthen the path of UV rays, providing a uniform UV dose distribution throughout the disinfection chamber that inactivate microbes wherever they are located.

About Atlantium Technologies
Atlantium develops and supplies advanced innovative water disinfection solutions for a wide variety of industrial and municipal applications. Atlantium’s solutions meet growing industrial and drinking water safety needs worldwide. The Hydro-Optic Disinfection™ system is field-proven in municipal applications and in the food, beverage, dairy, aquaculture and other industries. There are operating Atlantium installations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia and the Middle East.

Atlantium is a privately-held company; key investors include Aurum Ventures MKI and Elron Electronic Industries (NASDAQ & TASE: ELRN).
For more information, visit www.atlantium.com.

About Eimco Water Technologies
Eimco Water Technologies, a GLV Company is a leading supplier of high-performance liquid-solid and liquid-liquid separation technologies for municipal wastewater treatment. We target a variety of industries providing customers with innovative solutions adapted to their specific needs. From screening primary sedimentation to biological treatment to final filtration, our equipment and systems are used to remove solids, biodegradable organics, dissolved minerals, and chemicals from municipal wastewaters.

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