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News Release - AbTech Achieves Low Selenium Results on a Flue Gas Desulfurization Wastewater Power P

Scottsdale, AZ - May 10, 2016 – – Abtech Holdings, Inc. (OTC QB: ABHD) ("AbTech" or the ”Company”), an environmental technologies firm, was invited to participate at a power generation station for treatment of its wastewater discharge. The goal of the treatment system was to reduce selenium in their discharge to meet the new Effluent Limitation Guidelines (ELG) standard of < 12 ppb. The current plant process uses physical-chemical treatment, followed by a bio-reactor for selenium reduction. The existing wastewater system achieves an average selenium level in their discharge of ~ 50 ppb.

Using AbTech’s unique adsorptive media as a final polisher for selenium, treatability testing demonstrated removal down to 6 ppb selenium. Meeting the ELG requirement of 12 ppb selenium is possible with a retention time as low as 15 minutes. A pilot demonstration plant is set to begin in July of 2016 to further validate the process.

Results Summarized

Retention Time Se Value Removal Rates

0 Min (Influent) 51.7 ppb

30 Min 9.2 ppb 82%

60 Min 7.1 ppb 86%

120 Min 6.4 ppb 88%

ABOUT ABTECH HOLDINGS, INC. (OTC QB: ABHD) AND ABTECH INDUSTRIES, INC.AbTech Industries, Inc. (a subsidiary of Abtech Holdings, Inc.) offers innovative solutions for Stormwater Management and Industrial Water & Wastewater Treatment. AbTech integrates its own advanced technologies along with third-party technologies and systems to provide customers with effective and economical solutions. AbTech products include advanced filtration media technologies and various water treatment systems. The filtration media technologies are generally based on our patented and proven Smart Sponge® products capable of reducing bacteria and removing hydrocarbons, heavy metals, sediment and other foreign elements from still and flowing water. For more information please visit

Company Contact:

Don Thompson

Abtech Holdings, Inc.



Investor Contact:

Yvonne L. Zappulla

Managing Director

Grannus Financial Advisors, Inc.


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