AbTech Begins Department of Defense Installations

First Projects Completed in Utah and California

Jun 20, 2012, 06:00 ET from AbTech Holdings, Inc.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AbTech Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: ABHD) ("AbTech"), a developer and manufacturer of patented innovative environmental technologies addressing issues of water pollution and contamination, announced that it has completed stormwater treatment installations at two military bases located in Utah and California, with additional installations under development.

AbTech installed its first Department of Defense (DoD) water treatment "vault" system at the Utah Air National Guard Base. The project and system consists of a concrete vault that contains AbTech's Smart Sponge® technology and treats flowing water, removing hydrocarbons. Vault systems can be retrofitted into existing water conveyance infrastructure or used in new construction, in both cases as a permanent fixture to treat water flowing through the pipes. AbTech Smart Sponge® technology is installed in cartridge form (SmartPaks) for ease of replacement and maintenance.

The vault system in Utah is installed at a jet fueling station for the Air National Guard. The project is a fuel containment project, where contractors installed trench drain and piping to a new 8,000 gallon containment basin.  The AbTech system was installed in a catch basin adjacent to the containment basin to filter out any jet fuel that may overflow.

"We believe engineered vault systems are a stormwater and wastewater control and treatment measure with wide applicability throughout the world as they allow for relatively easy maintenance and are upgradeable as contaminant focuses change and technologies improve," commented Bjornulf White, EVP Corporate Strategy and Business Development for AbTech. "This first adoption by the military is significant as we believe the potential DoD market for AbTech's systems is very large. We have engineered our systems to be easily retrofitted into facility infrastructure, cost-effective, and built sub-surface with compact space requirements."

In California, over 200 AbTech Ultra-Urban filters were installed at at the Marine Corps Air Station, within Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton.  Ultra-Urban® Filters with Smart Sponge® are filtration systems that are retrofitted into existing storm drains and capture trash and debris, and filter a variety of contaminants including sediment and hydrocarbons. AbTech's Ultra-Urban® Filters are an EPA-listed "Best Management Practice" that helps meet Clean Water Act requirements for municipal, industrial, and construction applications.

With several hundred military bases located in the United States and over 1,000 U.S. Bases estimated globally, the application for vault systems and Ultra-Urban filters is extensive. These systems are also applicable to industrial facilities with similar environmental concerns of removing contaminants such as hydrocarbons before discharge to the environment.

AbTech Contact:
Yvonne L. Zappulla
Managing Director
Grannus Financial Advisors, Inc.


AbTech Industries, Inc. (a subsidiary of AbTech Holdings Inc.) is a full-service environmental technologies and engineering firm dedicated to providing innovative solutions to communities, industry and governments addressing issues of water pollution and contamination. Its products are based on polymer technologies capable of removing hydrocarbons, sediment and other foreign elements in stormwater runoff (ponds, lakes and marinas), flowing water (curbside drains, pipe outflows, rivers and oceans), and industrial process and wastewater. AbTech's offerings include the ground-breaking new antimicrobial technology called Smart Sponge® Plus. This technology is effective in reducing coliform bacteria found in stormwater, industrial wastewater, and municipal wastewater. Smart Sponge® Plus is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (Registration #86256-1). AbTech's teams of water treatment technology experts, civil and environmental engineers, and field operations specialists develop solutions to improve the quality of our limited water resources. AbTech's sister company, AEWS Engineering (a subsidiary of AbTech Holdings, Inc.), is an independent engineering civil and environmental engineering firm partnered with top research and engineering universities. By focusing on bringing new engineering and technology innovation to the water infrastructure sector, AEWS is positioned to be at the forefront of stormwater Best Management Practices development and to deliver the latest in design excellence to its customers. For more information please visit www.abtechindustries.com.

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