Nalco Mobotec Named Emissions Control Technology Company of the Year

Naperville, Illinois, UNITED STATES

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Aug. 20, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nalco Mobotec Inc., a global leader in combustion optimization and air improvement technologies, has been named "Emissions Control Technology Company of the Year" by The New Economy magazine.

The magazine's Energy and Environment Awards recognize achievements of companies dedicated to furthering the cause of environmental responsibility across corporate structures. Winners share a commitment to corporate and social responsibility and focus on maintaining the environment while offsetting the weight of human impact upon it.

Key sustainable technologies that helped Nalco Mobotec win this award were ROFA(TM) (Rotating Opposed Fire Air) staged combustion system, along with the ROTAMIX(R) chemical application system. ROFA technology allows for optimal emissions control for NOx, SOx, carbon dioxide and particulate matter and provides fuel flexibility as well as allowing the co-firing of biomass. When used with the ROFA system, the ROTAMIX system can further reduce NOx emissions and reduce chemical use when compared to traditional selective non-catalytic reduction systems.

"This award recognizes our leadership position in the Emission Control market and solidifies Nalco Mobotec's and Nalco's commitment to developing and delivering sustainable solutions," said Mark Lee, Nalco Company General Manager, Air Protection Technologies. "Recognition from a publication like The New Economy is an indication of the value we create for customers with our solutions."

Lee and Dave Flitman, Nalco Company Executive Vice President and President, Water and Process Services, were interviewed by The New Economy, after accepting the award on behalf of Nalco Mobotec. To view the interview, please visit:

"As a former executive in the power industry, I recognized the value of Nalco Mobotec's technology when I joined Nalco last year," said Flitman. "The ability of Nalco Mobotec to provide engineered air protection solutions at relatively low capital cost is critical to success for our customers in a very difficult economy."

The New Economy magazine is based in London. It reports on a wide array of topics including banking and finance, international affairs and business management, with a primary focus on the latest developments in the areas of science and technology.

Award winners were judged according to several criteria, including innovation and originality, project management ability, keeping ahead of the competition, market leadership and geographic spread, proof of development and continued progression, and high levels of transparency and good governance.

About Nalco Mobotec

Nalco Mobotec provides innovative solutions to the world's global air pollution challenges and offers practical approaches for the control of nitrogen and sulfur oxides (NOx /SOx), carbon monoxide, mercury and particulates. Nalco Mobotec's solutions can accommodate fuel flexibility, biomass conversions, or co-firing in boilers. Instead of requiring major capital equipment purchases, its engineered solutions approach optimizes current assets. Visit Nalco Mobotec is a subsidiary of Nalco Holding Company (NYSE:NLC) the global leader in water, energy, air and process technologies and services that deliver savings for customers and improve the environment.

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