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OriginOil Commissions Third Party Studies to Validate its Electro Water Separation Technology for Aquaculture and Frack Water Applications

OriginOil commissions top water treatment engineering firms, MWH Global and Pacific Advanced Civil Engineering (PACE) to review and generate a certification plan for its most recent applications

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- OriginOil, Inc. (OTCQB: OOIL), developer of Electro Water Separation™ (EWS), a breakthrough water cleanup technology for oil & gas, algae and other water-intensive industries, announced today it has initiated two consulting agreements with top water treatment engineering firms to validate the efficacy of its technology in the oil and gas and aquaculture markets.


Multinational engineering firm, MWH Global, plans to test and study the EWS Petro™ process for the recycling of produced and frac flowback water. Pacific Advanced Civil Engineering (PACE) plans to test and study the EWS Aqua™ process for the removal of ammonia and pathogens from pond water.

"We are pleased to have retained MWH Global," said Riggs Eckelberry, CEO of OriginOil. "As one of the world's leading water treatment engineering services firms, MWH has completed many projects in the water treatment segment of the frac industry. We believe the completed study will expedite the commercialization of our planned throughput, or 'pay-by-the-gallon' business model."

PACE, who previously completed the detail engineering for the company's commercial scale algae harvesting systems in Australia, has now agreed to take on a review and study of the EWS Aqua process.

"We are excited to study the new application of EWS technology in aquaculture for OriginOil. Based on the positive results we've tested in the oil industry with EWS, we expect similarly strong efficacy in water treatment for aquaculture applications," stated Andy Komor, VP of Environmental Water for PACE.

Komor continued, "We understand that OriginOil's solution is unique in the aquaculture industry, in that it is the only non-chemical process that effectively removes ammonia, while killing bacteria and aquatic pathogens."

Bill Charneski, COO of OriginOil, added, "We've received significant commercial traction with EWS Algae through our unique Algae Appliance™. The validation of EWS Petro and EWS Aqua by MWH and PACE will accelerate our entrance into the commercial markets in other sectors. It is a very exciting and busy time here at OriginOil."

When applied to the oil and gas industry, EWS Petro (previously CLEAN-FRAC™) operates in continuous mode to remove oils, suspended solids, insoluble organics and bacteria from both frac flowback and produced water. Tests have proven the process is highly efficient: a leading fluid imaging test demonstrated a 99.9 percent reduction in free oil and a 99.5 percent reduction in suspended solids.

In aquaculture, EWS Aqua, "the Aquappliance™," dramatically reduces levels of ammonia by continuously recirculating pond water through a low-voltage electro pulsing, chemical-free, high-speed process. The system can also reduce bacteria and pathogens up to 98 percent, reducing the need for antibiotics in fish ponds or eliminating it altogether.

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About OriginOil, Inc.

OriginOil has developed a breakthrough water cleanup technology for the oil & gas, algae and other water-intensive industries. Unlike other technologies, the company's patent-pending Electro Water Separation™ process rapidly and efficiently removes organic material from large quantities of water without the need for chemicals. For the oil & gas industry, OriginOil is helping clean up produced water and recycle fracking water, to reduce harm to the environment and lower costs. For the emerging algae industry, OriginOil is making large-scale harvest possible. And in aquaculture, OriginOil is helping improve yields and making seafood healthier by dramatically reducing the levels of toxic ammonia and bacteria in water. For a world short on clean water, OriginOil is the lower-cost and cleaner answer. To learn more about OriginOil®, please visit our website at www.originoil.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.

Abstract:

OriginOil commissions third party studies to validate its Electro Water Separation technology for aquaculture and frack water applications; OriginOil commissions top water treatment engineering firms, MWH Global and Pacific Advanced Civil Engineering (PACE) to review and generate a certification plan for its most recent applications

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