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02/25/09

ERI Announces New Board Appointment


Dr. M. Elisabeth Pate-Cornell Joins Energy Recovery, Inc Board of Directors

SAN LEANDRO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 25, 2009-- Energy Recovery, Inc. (“ERI”) (NASDAQ:ERII), a global leader of ultra-high-efficiency energy recovery products and technology for desalination announces that Stanford University Professor, Dr. M. Elisabeth Pate-Cornell, has been appointed to the ERI Board of Directors to fill a current vacancy.

Dr. Pate-Cornell is currently a Professor and Chair of Stanford University’s Department of Management Science and Engineering. She is considered a world leader in engineering risk analysis and management, with specific applications relating to the NASA shuttle tiles, offshore oil platforms, and US foreign intelligence.

She holds a PhD in Engineering-Economic Systems and a Masters of Science in Operations Research from Stanford University. Dr. Pate-Cornell also received an MS degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble in France. Prior to leading the Management Science and Engineering School, she was an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at MIT. Dr. Paté-Cornell was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1995, and was a member of its Council from 2001 to 2007.

GG Pique, ERI President and CEO stated, “Attracting to our board top scientific talent such as Elisabeth, with her unique broad scientific background is an important evolutionary step as we expand the material science and engineering capabilities of ERI and develop new applications for PX technology. We are very fortunate she has joined our board.”

About ERI®

Energy Recovery, Inc. (ERI) is a leading manufacturer of energy recovery devices which help make desalination affordable by significantly reducing energy consumption. ERI’s PX Pressure Exchanger® (PX®) device is a rotary positive displacement pump that recovers energy from the high pressure reject stream of SWRO systems at up to 98% efficiency with no downtime or scheduled maintenance.

The company has research, development and manufacturing facilities in the San Francisco technology corridor as well as direct sales offices and technical support centers in key desalination hubs such as Madrid, UAE, Shanghai and Florida. ERI service representatives are based in Algeria, Australia, China, India, Korea, Mexico, Taiwan and the Caribbean.

For more information on ERI and PX technology, please visit www.energyrecovery.com.

Source: Energy Recovery Inc.

Energy Recovery Inc.
Audrey Bold, +1-510-483-7370
abold@energy-recovery.com