Ecovation completes acquisition of Krofta Technologies

Custom wastewater treatment specialist picks up business and assets of Dalton, Mass., based company that specializes in high-performance dissolved air flotation (DAF) and integrated DAF and filtration (DAFF) water and wastewater treatment systems. Krofta will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ecovation, expanding the company's offerings beyond its cornerstone anaerobic biological treatment product, Mobilized Film Technology (MFTSM)...

VICTOR, NY, July 13, 2005 -- Ecovation Inc., a provider of customized wastewater treatment solutions, today announced it has acquired the business and assets of Krofta Technologies Corp. Based in Dalton, Mass., Krofta is a worldwide leader in high-performance dissolved air flotation (DAF) and integrated DAF and filtration (DAFF) water and wastewater treatment systems. Krofta will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ecovation, expanding the company's offerings beyond its cornerstone anaerobic biological treatment product, Mobilized Film Technology (MFTSM).

"This acquisition adds technical strength in our quest to provide more full-service solutions to our clients," said Ecovation's chairman and chief executive officer, Diane C. Creel. "Krofta is the perfect fit because their technologies are extremely compatible with our patented MFT."

The companies' technologies can be used together to provide complete treatment for a large number of wastewaters from the food and beverage and allied industries. Krofta's equipment provides front-end removal of suspended solids, and fats, oils and grease, while Ecovation's MFT process is used to remove dissolved organics from the wastewater. In addition, Krofta's equipment can be installed as post treatment for the MFT to further polish the wastewater for potential reuse. Clients also will benefit from space savings and the scalability the combined technologies provide.

"The market is already taking notice of the benefits and reliability of our combined capabilities," said Mike Noyes, president of Krofta. "Overall, we're increasing our ability to tailor solutions for a very diverse set of clients. Together, we'll continue to expand our offerings and develop new treatment solutions and patents for related technologies.

Krofta's patented advanced dissolved air flotation technologies are used to treat industrial and municipal process water and wastewater. More than 3,000 Krofta designed units have been successfully installed around the world treating wastewater from food, dairy, pulp and paper, municipal, automotive, resort, refinery, tannery and petrochemical operations.

Ecovation (www.ecovation.com) provides value-driven, sustainable solutions to meet the wastewater management needs of industrial clients. The cornerstone of Ecovation's customized wastewater treatment solutions, the patented Mobilized Film Technology (MFTSM), provides superior treatment of high-strength organic wastes. Based in Victor, N.Y., Ecovation has multiple facilities installed and operating for major Fortune 500 clients.

Krofta Technologies Corp. (www.kroftatech.com), a leading manufacturer of water and wastewater treatment equipment, designs and engineers patented high-performance dissolved air flotation (DAF) and filtration (DAFF) systems. Krofta's technologies are used in a wide variety of industrial, municipal, and agricultural applications.

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