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09/09/08

ERI Hires Membrane Pressure Vessel Expert as its New Product Director


Former Bekaert/PROTEC and Codeline Executive, Doug Eisberg Joins ERI to Direct PX Technology Application Development

SAN LEANDRO, Calif., Sep 09, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Energy Recovery, Inc. ("ERI") (NASDAQ:ERII), a global leader of ultra-high-efficiency energy recovery products and technology for desalination, announced that the company recruited seasoned water treatment applications veteran and membrane housing expert Douglas Eisberg to be the company's Product Director.

As Product Director, Doug's responsibilities include identifying new applications for PX technology, promoting PX technology for brackish water desalination applications and assisting with the development of future PX device and pump designs. He will also help develop strategic collaborative relationships throughout the industry.

Prior to joining ERI, Doug worked for 17 years at Advanced Structures Inc., the makers of CodeLine (Pentair Water) pressure vessels, where he managed the development, engineering and sales departments. He was instrumental in the design of many composite membrane housing features now considered industry standards and holds several related international patents. In addition, Doug was the founder and President of PROTEC (Bekaert Progressive Composites) membrane pressure vessels.

Doug serves as the Chairman of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section X Subcommittee. He is also a Director in the American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) and has served as the Chairman of the Nomination Committee. In addition, Doug is a board member of the International Desalination Association (IDA) as the Liaison for AMTA.

Dr. Richard Stover, ERI CTO said "As one of the most accomplished and best known figures in desalination, we are proud to have Doug join our team. His lifetime experience in the water industry coupled with his creative and analytical capabilities will be important contributions to ERI's strategic growth initiatives."

About ERI(R)

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(R) (PX(R)) 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.

As the demand for clean, potable water increases, ERI is poised to face the global challenges ahead. For more information on ERI and PX technology, please visit our web site at www.energyrecovery.com.

SOURCE: Energy Recovery Inc.

Energy Recovery Inc.
Audrey Bold, +1-510-483-7370