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ERI Technology Helps Power Up China with 4.2 Million Gallons of Water per Day

China Desalination Market to Triple by 2015

SAN LEANDRO, Calif., April 2, 2012-Energy Recovery Inc. (NASDAQ:ERII), a global leader in the design and development of energy recovery devices for desalination and other industrial processes, today announced that the Company was selected to supply its PX Pressure Exchanger(TM) (PX) energy recovery devices for a power plant in Haiyang, Shandong Province, China. Once completed, the plant will have a daily production capacity of 16,000 cubic meters (4.2 million gallons) per day of water supply.

According to China's top economic planning agency, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the country's five-year plan includes tripling China's desalination capacity by 2015 to more than two million cubic meters (528 million gallons) per day of water.

Dozens of new desalination plants are planned throughout the country. ERI has been supplying its PX energy recovery devices for municipal and industrial uses throughout China for more than a decade, with an estimated 500,000 cubic meters (132 million gallons) of water per day in production. The country's aggressive strategy will provide an essential resource that will help to address the country's population and industrial growth.

"Desalination will strengthen the economy, protect the interests of the Chinese people and reduce harmful overuse of underground aquifers and water tables," said Tom Rooney, chief executive officer of Energy Recovery Inc. "ERI recognizes that energy saving technologies benefit everyone. As a frequent partner with municipal and industrial enterprises in the country, it is clear China believes desalination is a big part of the solution to the increased need for water while optimizing processes in power plants, steel plants and petrochemical processing."

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About Energy Recovery Inc

Energy Recovery Inc (NASDAQ:ERII) designs and develops energy recovery devices and pumps that significantly reduce energy consumption for desalination and other industrial processes. In total, Energy Recovery Inc. has more than 12,000 devices installed worldwide, which are estimated to save our clients in excess of one billion dollars in energy costs every year. The company is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area with offices in key centers worldwide, including Madrid, Shanghai, and Dubai. For more information about Energy Recovery Inc, please visit