SAN LEANDRO, Calif.—May 26, 2016 —Energy Recovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:ERII), the leader in pressure energy technology for industrial fluid flows, today announced several awards for a total $2 million to supply its technology for desalination projects in China. All are expected to ship in 2016.

Energy Recovery will supply its devices, including its PXTM Pressure ExchangerTM, for multiple seawater reverse osmosis plants, which will collectively produce up to 80,000 cubic meters of water per day. Energy Recovery estimates its devices will reduce power consumption for all projects by 9.2 MW, saving over 80 GWh of energy per year, and helping avoid 48,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year when operating at full capacity.

Energy Recovery’s President and CEO Joel Gay stated, “Energy Recovery continues to demonstrate its leadership in providing energy recovery solutions for the desalination market in China and around the globe. These projects, along with several other recent wins, confirm our outlook for new growth in this market.   We are fully prepared to take advantage of this and we’re committed to further building our leadership position in water desalination even as we continue expansion into other new markets and industries.”

About Energy Recovery

Energy Recovery (NASDAQ:ERII) recycles and converts wasted pressure energy into a usable asset and preserves pumps that are subject to hostile processing environments.  With award winning technology, Energy Recovery simplifies complex industrial systems while improving productivity, profitability, and efficiency within the oil & gas, chemical processing, and water industries.  Energy Recovery products save clients more than $1.7 billion (USD) annually.  Headquartered in the Bay Area, Energy Recovery has offices in Ireland, Shanghai, and Dubai.  For more information about the Company, please visit our website at

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