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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- OriginClear Inc. (OTC/QB: OCLN), a leading provider of water treatment solutions, today announced that recent testing in the La Kretz Advanced Prototyping Center demonstrated the ability to virtually eliminate the herbicide glyphosate from drinking water by up to 99.3%. A summary report of the test is available at http://www.originclear.com/tech/microtoxin-reduction.
Glyphosate is the world's leading herbicide. It was invented by Monsanto and is a key ingredient in Roundup™, but is now available from many manufacturers worldwide. According to one study, it is found in up to 70% of all U.S. drinking water.
OriginClear Engineer Ayush Tripathi mixed glyphosate in tap water to a concentration of about 300 parts per million (ppm), with 300 ppm salt, and processed it using direct and indirect methods, using lab-scale models of OriginClear's AOx patent-pending Advanced Oxidation Process.
The results, as analyzed by a certified laboratory, varied between 95.8% and 99.3% of glyphosate removal, depending on the method used.
"For our first demonstration, we intentionally used a glyphosate concentration that is typical of animal testing," said "JL" Kindler, President of OriginClear Technologies. "This allowed us to demonstrate that our process reacts with glyphosate to virtually eliminate it. In our next phase, we will work at expected tap water concentrations, which are reported to be in the range of ~0.14 parts per billion (ppb) range."
The toxicity of glyphosate is hotly debated. Even the method of animal testing, with high doses such as in the OriginClear test, is disputed. According to the Detox Project, "Many pesticides are endocrine disruptors, meaning that they disrupt cell communications and exercise their toxic effects at low doses over long periods of time – even when higher doses do not have these effects. Various studies have found that glyphosate and Roundup can be endocrine disruptors at levels permitted in tap water."
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About OriginClear, Inc.
OriginClear is a leading provider of water treatment solutions and the developer of a breakthrough water cleanup technology serving the rapidly growing $500 billion world market. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, OriginClear provides systems and services to treat water in a wide range of industries, such as municipal, pharmaceutical, semiconductors, industrial, and oil & gas. To rapidly grow this segment of the business, we strategically acquire profitable and well-managed water treatment companies, which allow us to expand our global market presence and technical expertise. To enable a new era of clean and socially responsible water treatment solutions, we invented Electro Water Separation™, a breakthrough high-speed water cleanup technology using multi-stage electrolysis, that we license worldwide to water treatment equipment manufacturers. Water is our most valuable resource, and the mission of the "Family of OriginClear Companies" is to improve the quality of water and help return it to its original and clear condition. To learn more about OriginClear®, please visit our website at www.originclear.com.
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Matters discussed in this release contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this update, the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "may," "intend," "expect" and similar expressions identify such forward-looking statements. Actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those contemplated, expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. These forward-looking statements are based largely on the expectations of the Company and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. These include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated with our history of losses and our need to raise additional financing, the acceptance of our products and technology in the marketplace, our ability to demonstrate the commercial viability of our products and technology and our need to increase the size of our organization. Further information on the Company's risk factors is contained in the Company's quarterly and annual reports as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.
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