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How a Raleigh entrepreneur is turning a cleaner into a fracking tool

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Originally published in the Triangle Business Journal on July 24th, 2014

What started as a Russian anti-bacterial technology is turning into a fracking scum-fighting tool – and it’s all spearheaded by a Raleigh entrepreneur.

Raleigh-based David LaVance is the CEO of Integrated Environmental Technologies, a small, public company that’s putting a twist on what, initially, was intended as a hospital cleanser.

LaVance came on board a few years ago, invited by investors to help stabilize a company using a technology that originally came from Russia.

Specifically, it’s a chemical cleanser based on a molecule with a long name: hypochlorous acid.

“It’s a really simple molecule, but it’s very effective in killing bacteria and viruses,” LaVance explains. “In fact, it’s manufactured inside the human body as part of the immune defense system.”

But there’s a big problem: It’s hard to keep in concentration for industrial applications because the chlorine “tends to gas off.”

That’s where IET comes in, with a technology that helps keep the vital chlorine in the solution. LaVance says the solution can kill 99.9999 percent of bacteria. It’s already being used in hospitals to help disinfect surfaces.

But LaVance is thinking bigger.

“I said, holy smokes, this company has something that kills all these super bugs,” he says. He saw a market he thinks could be bigger than hospitals: Oil and gas. “Everybody is worried about toxicity. … The number one thing about oil and gas is the tremendous amounts of water that it uses. Most people are not really aware of the millions upon millions of gallons of water that are used.”

Water, typically pumped from lakes and ponds, comes with hitchhikers: Bacteria.
Bacteria is a big problem when it comes to drilling. Without a way to kill it, colonies grow “exponentially,” both deep in the ground and on the surface. Similar to the way bacteria can muck up the hulls of ships, they collect on the metal well casing, causing corrosion.

Killing the bacteria protects that equipment. And the chemical combines with hydrogen sulfide – a poisonous gas that can rise in the well – to make it inert.
The compound, called Excelyte, also makes water “more slippery,” he explains, and disintegrates in 90 days.

The innovation is already being used in more than a dozen wells. And interest is increasing. Plans are in place to open an office in Denver, and the team, which consists of about 12 employees spread across the United States, will likely expand as more miners come on board.

In fracking, a high-pressure fluid is injected into a drilled hole to create fractures that allow natural gas an escape. Last month, Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law a bill that would open up North Carolina to fracking, saying it would “spur economic development at all levels of our economy, not just the energy sector.”

While LaVance and his team are an example of that economic development, they still haven’t solved what some environmentalists say is the larger issue – disposal of wastewater. Another Raleigh company, however, is exploring ways to filter hazardous materials from that water: Tethis. And it’s using a proprietary, salt-sucking sponge in its efforts.

IET has a market cap of $16.85 million, trades under IEVM and is technically headquartered in Little River, South Carolina.

Total revenues for 2013 were $146,366, but LaVance is expecting a big increase as his product expands its reach and fracking takes off.

In addition to his role at IET, he serves as chairman of the board of Hologic, a $7 billion company.

INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES, LTD. INCREASES SALES OF EXCELYTETM FOR WELL MAINTENANCE APPLICATION

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Company Commences ExcelyteTM Treatment of Oil Production Wells for Large Producer in Uinta Basin

LITTLE RIVER, S.C., July 25, 2014 – Integrated Environmental Technologies, Ltd. (OTCBB: IEVM) today announced that it has increased the use of its flagship ExcelyteTM product in the Uinta Basin in Utah. The company added a new customer with significant oil producing operations in the Uinta Basin and successfully completed the initial treatment on six of the customer’s oil producing wells, reducing the amount of hydrogen sulfide in each of the oil wells treated with Excelyte. The company expects to continue treating those six wells over the next month and commence treatment of additional oil wells for this customer within the next two months, with the goal of treating up to approximately 300 other similar oil producing wells that the customer operates in the Uinta Basin within the next year. The company’s current customers in the Uinta Basin, including this customer, have collectively identified approximately 450 oil and gas wells suitable for well maintenance treatment by Excelyte. The company estimates that up to approximately 2,835,000 gallons of Excelyte could be used during the first twelve months of well maintenance treatments on these oil and gas wells, assuming that the company treated all 450 wells.

David R. LaVance, the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We have been working diligently with this customer over the past several months and I am very pleased that the customer has commenced down-hole well maintenance treatments of its oil wells. As highlighted in a recent article in Forbes Magazine, we believe that Excelyte provides significant benefits to oil and gas production companies when used as a biocide and a hydrogen sulfide scavenger. We continue to aggressively pursue sales opportunities for Excelyte in the Uinta Basin for both well maintenance applications and the treatment of water used in hydraulic fracturing, and believe that both of these applications combined represent a potential $50 million market opportunity for us in the Uinta Basin and a potential $2.5 billion market opportunity for us in the United States.”

Hydrogen sulfide is a toxic and corrosive chemical that frequently appears in oil and gas production. Excelyte acts as a hydrogen sulfide scavenger and as a biocide that kills sulfur- reducing bacteria, which are known to produce hydrogen sulfide. The company’s down-hole well maintenance operations consist of treating oil production wells that contain hydrogen sulfide with regularly scheduled applications of Excelyte.

The Hospital Disinfectant That’s Making Fracking Greener

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Article originally published on Forbes.com – 7/23/14
Read the original article here.

Fracking seems to have more going against it than for it, but a South Carolina-based company is hoping the oil and gas industry will mitigate environmental damages and health concerns with its latest product, Excelyte.

Excelyte is an EPA-approved solution that addresses major controversies associated with fracking: pollution of groundwater with toxic chemicals, release of hydrogen sulfide that endangers oil field workers’ lives, and excess wastewater.

Integrated Environmental Technologies (IET) originally developed the solution as a final surface cleaner to eliminate hospital-acquired infections like tuberculosis, and then to prevent foodborne illnesses in food production. Excelyte has been proven to be 99.9999% effective against HIV, H1N1, Salmonella, E. coli, Listeria, among other bacteria and viruses. The solution’s main active ingredient is hypochlorous acid—a naturally occurring molecule in the human body that fights infection.

Healthcare to food production was a natural extension, but in searching for other applications where bacteria and viruses posed as a deadly threat, IET found an industry that’s desperate to improve its environmental impact: oil and gas.

Excelyte is currently being tested in Utah and New Mexico in its first foray into the oil and gas scene. David LaVance, CEO of IET, said several well-known companies are using the product, but would not reveal which ones.

“We figured out that if our product was really safe for hospitals and for food, that it should be quite safe for oil and gas,” said LaVance. “We’ve done a whole series of tests and now have written papers on it that demonstrate it can be used underground in wells, and it of course has no detrimental effect on the water supply because this is a product that is safe for humans.”

LaVance has spent a majority of his career in healthcare and is also Chairman of the Board of Hologic, a leading provider of diagnostic and imaging systems related to women’s health, such as mammograms and pap tests.

A single frack job takes millions of gallons of water, with only 25-30% of that water recovered for reuse. IET claims that by mixing water with Excelyte’s bacteria and sulfur-fighting properties instead of toxic chemicals, twice as much wastewater can be recovered for reuse in fracking instead of using fresh water.

Hydrogen sulfide, a naturally occurring gas that can be released during oil and gas production, is the most frequent killer of oil field workers. Excelyte is a hydrogen sulfide scavenger that combines chemically to hydrogen sulfide. The solution, which took over five years to develop into a substance fit for production in industrial quantities, is also designed to leave no trace on the environment.

“Our product persists for only 90 days and then it disintegrates,” said LaVance. “It’s not underground for very long and things go back to normal after that. So it’s a quick-acting biocide.”

The state of Utah is optimistic about oil and gas companies using Excelyte to address environmental concerns.

“If companies are looking at this product as a way to prevent some of those things from happening, we’re certainly in favor of it,” said John Baza, director of the Oil, Gas and Mining Division in Utah. “We would encourage that kind of creative and innovative thinking.”

Wherever fracking is involved, controversy has traditionally followed. Concerns range from polluting drinking water with toxic chemicals to setting earthquake records. A community in the North Texan city of Denton, which is believed to hold one of the biggest natural gas reserves in the U.S., recently captured the attention of the energy industry with an attempt to ban hydraulic fracturing due to noise and toxic fumes from fracked wells in their backyard. But the city faces an uphill battle—the U.S. fracking market was valued at $26 billion in 2013 according to BCC Research.

In Utah, where Excelyte is in somewhat of a pilot testing mode, oil field companies are not required to obtain specific government approval to use the product, but are required to report chemical usage in the national database FracFocus.

Despite Excelyte’s impressive properties and promising applications, environmentalists aren’t likely to be overly excited about the product.

“Even if all of the chemicals used for fracking were perfectly benign (and they are not), the wastes still would be highly toxic, because the fluids bring numerous hazardous substances, including radioactive materials, to the surface,” said Deborah Goldberg, an attorney at environmentalist group Earthjustice. “No one yet has found a way to dispose of all of the wastes without creating additional environmental risks.”

Though fracking is by no means a sustainable practice, it is projected to experience further growth well into 2018. If widely adopted, the use of Excelyte could save lives and save water in various processes.

Excelyte has been approved by the National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in food production; healthcare; veterinary practices; and the oil and gas industry.

The EPA declined to comment on the solution’s current or projected use in fracking activities.

The solution’s applications in reusing and recycling water would be of particular interest to West Coast states like Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and California, which have been facing a longstanding drought.

Integrated Environmental Technologies, Ltd. (IEVM) operates through its subsidiary, I.E.T., Inc. and is publicly traded. The company’s products and services are marketed and sold under the umbrella brand name, EcoTreatments.

INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES, LTD. ANNOUNCES THE PUBLICATION OF EXCELYTE™ TEST RESULTS BY INDEPENDENT HOSPITAL SYSTEM

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Study Conducted by Carson Tahoe Health System Demonstrates Effectiveness of Excelyte™ for Infection Control in a Hospital Setting

LITTLE RIVER, S.C., June 25, 2014 – Integrated Environmental Technologies, Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: IEVM) today announced that Carson Tahoe Health System has published the results of Carson Tahoe’s independent study testing the effectiveness of Excelyte™ in reducing the amount of bacteria present in a hospital setting. The study focused on “high-touch” areas where large numbers of patients and workers face the potential of acquiring and spreading hospital-acquired infections. Of the 54 high-touch sites cultured post standard cleaning, residual bacteria was found in 85 percent of the cultures, as compared to 31 percent of the cultures post Excelyte cleaning. The report also highlights Excelyte’s non-toxic properties, which do not corrode hospital equipment like more commonly used chemicals, and that Excelyte is as much as 100 times more effective at disinfection than traditional chemicals, such as bleach. The study was conducted and the report was written by Dorris Dimmit, MPH, an epidemiologist at Carson Tahoe Health System who is a certified infection preventionist.

David R. LaVance, IET’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Our EcoTreatments™ products continue to gain traction in the energy and healthcare markets, leading to extensive research and evaluation by both the public and private sectors. We are pleased to share the impressive results of the independent study recently conducted by the Carson Tahoe Health System whereby Excelyte was used in a hospital setting to reduce the presence of potentially deadly bacteria. Previous research has shown Excelyte to be an effective killer of some of the most dangerous threats, including CRE, MRSA and C. diff. Every year, more than two million Americans are infected by drug-resistant bacteria, leading to as many as 23,000 deaths. As the threat from superbugs grows, Excelyte provides an effective, non-toxic alternative for healthcare systems to reduce hospital-acquired infections.”

INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES, LTD. ANNOUNCES CONFERENCE CALL TO DISCUSS COMPANY STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS

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LITTLE RIVER, S.C., May 13, 2014 – Integrated Environmental Technologies, Ltd. (OTCBB: IEVM) today announced its management team will host a conference call on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern) to discuss the company’s strategy, operations and accomplishments to date. Interested participants may listen to the call by dialing (877) 326-2337 or (678) 809-2321 for international callers and referencing code 2263581# approximately 15 minutes prior to the call. For those unable to participate in the live broadcast, a recording of the conference call will be available on the company’s website, www.ecotreatments.com/investors/confcall52014, approximately 24 hours after the call’s completion.

About Integrated Environmental Technologies, Ltd.

Integrated Environmental Technologies, Ltd., is a publicly-traded company that operates through its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, I.E.T., Inc. All of the company’s products and services are marketed and sold under the umbrella brand name, EcoTreatments™. The company markets and sells its anolyte disinfecting solution under the Excelyte™ brand name, which is produced by the company’s proprietary EcaFlo™ equipment that utilizes an electrolytic process known as electrochemical activation to reliably produce environmentally responsible solutions for cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting. Excelyte solutions are EPA-registered, hard-surface disinfectants and sanitizers approved for hospital-level use and are also approved for use as a biocide in oil and gas drilling. The products can be used safely anywhere there is a need to control pathogens, bacteria, viruses, and germs. The company’s EcaFlo equipment also produces a cleaning solution that the company sells under the Catholyte Zero™ brand name. Catholyte Zero solutions are environmentally friendly cleansers and degreasers for janitorial, sanitation and food processing uses. The company is currently focused on selling its Excelyte solutions to oil and gas production companies, healthcare facilities and agriculture and dairy farmers.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements about the company’s future expectations and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts are forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results. Among these risks, trends and uncertainties are economic conditions both generally and within the industries in which the company may participate; competition within the company’s chosen industries, including competition from much larger competitors; technological advances; available capital; regulatory approval; and failure by the company to successfully develop or acquire products and form new business relationships. Since these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the company’s actual results could differ materially from expected results.

INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES, LTD. ANNOUNCES SIGNIFICANT STEP IN ADDRESSING THE MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR MARKET FOR HYDRAULIC FRACTURING AND WELL MAINTENANCE PRODUCTS

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Company Begins Treating Natural Gas Production Wells

LITTLE RIVER, S.C., May 6, 2014 – Integrated Environmental Technologies, Ltd. (OTCBB: IEVM) today announced that it has commenced down-hole well maintenance of natural gas wells for a new customer in the Uinta Basin in Utah using the Company’s flagship Excelyte™ product. These down-hole operations consist of treating natural gas production wells that contain hydrogen sulfide, which is a toxic and corrosive chemical that frequently appears in oil and gas production. Excelyte acts as a hydrogen sulfide scavenger and as a biocide that kills sulfur-reducing bacteria, which are known to produce hydrogen sulfide. The company has successfully treated two wells, reducing the amount of hydrogen sulfide in each of the producing wells to a level significantly better than accepted industry standards for safe well operations. The company expects to continue treating those two wells, as well as commencing treatment on approximately 150 other gas producing wells that the customer operates in the Uinta Basin.

David R. LaVance, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “I am very pleased that we have gained a new customer and commenced down-hole well maintenance treatments of gas wells. I believe that this application, along with the treatment of water used in hydraulic fracturing, represents a $50 million market opportunity for us in the Uinta Basin and potentially a $2.5 billion market opportunity in the United States. I am pleased to see Excelyte successfully address two large problems in gas production wells in an eco-friendly manner: elimination of bacteria and reduction of hydrogen sulfide. In the month of May, we expect three additional companies to conduct down-hole applications in Uinta Basin – the initial test market IET is using to demonstrate the product’s efficacy in addressing complex geological issues underground.”

Since gaining EPA approval, Excelyte has been used by select companies to treat processed water. The Uinta Basin was identified as the starting point for operations due to two significant problems in the region’s existing wells: persistence of bacteria and a proliferation of hydrogen sulfide in the wells. Excelyte is an eco-friendly solution used to disinfect water utilized in hydraulic fracturing and well maintenance and to prevent groundwater contamination by killing bacteria and viruses. It also enables energy producers to reuse as much as 20% of the significant quantities of water used in the fracking process.

About Integrated Environmental Technologies, Ltd.

Integrated Environmental Technologies, Ltd., is a publicly-traded company that operates through its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, I.E.T., Inc. All of the company’s products and services are marketed and sold under the umbrella brand name, EcoTreatments™. The company markets and sells its anolyte disinfecting solution under the Excelyte™ brand name, which is produced by the company’s proprietary EcaFlo™ equipment that utilizes an electrolytic process known as electrochemical activation to reliably produce environmentally responsible solutions for cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting. Excelyte solutions are EPA-registered, hard-surface disinfectants and sanitizers approved for hospital-level use and are also approved for use as a
biocide in oil and gas drilling. The products can be used safely anywhere there is a need to control pathogens, bacteria, viruses, and germs. The company’s EcaFlo equipment also produces a cleaning solution that the company sells under the Catholyte Zero™ brand name. Catholyte Zero solutions are environmentally friendly cleansers and degreasers for janitorial, sanitation and food processing uses. The company is currently focused on selling its Excelyte solutions to oil and gas production companies, healthcare facilities and agriculture and dairy farmers.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements about the company’s future expectations and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts are forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results. Among these risks, trends and uncertainties are economic conditions both generally and within the industries in which the company may participate; competition within the company’s chosen industries, including competition from much larger competitors; technological advances; available capital; regulatory approval; and failure by the company to successfully develop or acquire products and form new business relationships. Since these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the company’s actual results could differ materially from expected results.

INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES, LTD. PROVIDES UPDATE ON MARKETING OF EXCELYTE™ TO ENERGY INDUSTRY

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Company Continues to Make Progress in Western U.S.

LITTLE RIVER, S.C., April 10, 2014 – Integrated Environmental Technologies, Ltd. (OTCBB: IEVM) today released the following statement from President and Chief Executive Officer David R. LaVance:

“In the last few months, the company has made steady progress with its market strategy for our EcoTreatments™ products, specifically in the energy industry. The expansion of the oil and gas industry in western states offers the most significant opportunity for us right now, particularly in the state of Utah. Support for smart technologies and new methods for drilling and water processing has grown in the first quarter of 2014, in large part due to the ongoing drought conditions and threats to the nation’s water supply. In a column for The Huffington Post, I shared my thoughts on some of the pressing issues and possible solutions for the water crisis.

We have been briefing local and state officials at the highest levels on our unique Excelyte™ product and have discussed with them the need to embrace a new approach to public-private partnerships to protect the environment. The conversations have been positive and reinforce our belief that clean, non-toxic biocides will soon become a standard in well maintenance and oil and gas production. Our team continues to work on creating additional avenues to expand the market’s awareness as to the benefits of using Excelyte as a biocide in oil and gas applications.

In the past quarter, IET has worked with exploration and production companies in Utah operating in the Uinta Basin to determine the efficacy of Excelyte in well maintenance applications and in the treatment of processed water. In the Uinta Basin, those companies have identified two significant problems in existing wells: persistence of bacteria and a proliferation of hydrogen sulfide. We estimate that there are approximately 5,000 additional wells in the Uinta Basin that would benefit from the regular use of Excelyte as part of a well maintenance program.

IET estimates the market potential for a combination biocide and hydrogen sulfide scavenger used in well maintenance, well drilling and oil and gas production applications to exceed $50 million annually in Utah alone, and nationwide potential that could exceed $2.5 billion annually. The growing concerns for conservation of water are causing oilfield operations to recycle water rather than to source new water for well drilling and oil and gas production operations. This practice has a tendency to lead to cross-contamination of wells with bacteria – which may increase the presence of bacteria and hydrogen sulfide, creating a large opportunity for a non-toxic, effective biocide and hydrogen sulfide scavenger such as Excelyte that can minimize any cross-contamination issues related to bacteria.”

Hospital Disinfectant Gaining Ground as Oil & Gas Water Treatment Solution

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A chemical product designed to kill bacteria in hospitals is gaining traction in the oil and gas industry as a solution for treating hydraulic fracturing water.

Excelyte, which has been successfully tested on flowback water from the Piceance and Marcellus shale basins, is being tested in eastern Utah’s Uintah Basin for use in hydraulic fracturing, well maintenance and treatment of flowback water, said Integrated Environmental Technologies (IET) CEO David LaVance in an interview with Rigzone.

The water treatment solution is similar to bleach in the sense that chlorine is the active ingredient, but unlike bleach, which is caustic with a high alkaline content, Excelyte is Ph-neutral and benign to humans. However, the product is deadly to aerobic and anaerobic bacteria in water used in hydraulic fracturing. Excelyte is also effective in killing viruses, and the product has yet been tested on a bacteria it couldn’t kill, including anthrax, said LaVance. Excelyte also is non-toxic and undetectable 90 days after use.

Hypochlorous acid, the main active ingredient in Excelyte, has been known for decades as an effective biocide, first being identified as one of the agents used in the body to kill pathogens such as bacteria and viruses in the body. The chlorine part of the molecule is primarily responsible for the biocidal action, with the remainder of the molecule acting as an oxidizing agent, which has a high affinity for the sulfur in hydrogen sulfide. The sulfur precipitates out of the solution as it oxidizes.

IET has devised a method to manufacture the product efficiently and reliably, so it can be used in many applications, ranging from hospital disinfection and food processing to use in oil and gas.

“We did not have the useful product until we determined how to make the product in a Ph-neutral way,” said LaVance.

Excelyte is ideal in that it will not impact the effectiveness of hydraulic fracturing fluid or proppants, said LaVance. It also is not corrosive to machinery, and is effective in removing deadly hydrogen sulfide.

The company was established a decade ago to develop Excelyte, originally intended for use in hospitals. The product’s effectiveness in killing bacteria in hospital settings and on fruits and vegetables eventually led to the product’s migration into oil and gas, LaVance explained. The product now has approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for use in hospital disinfection, food processing, veterinary practices and oil and gas.

Benchmark Performance Group held the license for several years, and did its own testing, along with introducing the product to other companies, primarily for hydraulic fracturing. Yates Petroleum was one of the original users of the producer for well maintenance. IET is working with about 10 companies in the oil and gas market, either in testing or in use.

The impact of hydraulic fracturing on water resources in terms of supply consumption and water quality has led to interest in a water treatment solution effective in killing bacteria without leaving toxic remains over a long period of time. Control of bacterial growth often is accomplished using biocides such as glutaraldehyde, particularly in multi-stage, high-volume hydraulic fracturing of shale, according to a case study presented at the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry in 2011.

A study of Excelyte’s use in the Marcellus shale play indicates that it does not persist in flowback water beyond a few days, and that the bacteria count stays at less than 10 cells/mL for up to 81 days after Excelyte’s application to slickwater fluid. The company has successfully deployed Excelyte on the Barnett, Haynesville, and Granite Wash shale regions following its initial deployment in the Marcellus, according to the paper.

INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES RECEIVES EPA APPROVAL TO MARKET A NEW EXCELYTE PRODUCT

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Excelyte™ VET Approved for Use as a Disinfectant in Veterinary Clinics, Hospitals, Kennels and Animal Life Facilities

LITTLE RIVER, S.C., March 26, 2014 – Integrated Environmental Technologies Ltd. (OTCBB: IEVM), announced today that it received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to market a new Excelyte™ product called Excelyte VET – which can be used to prevent Canine distemper. Canine distemper is highly contagious, resistant to most disinfectants, and is the leading cause of infectious disease deaths in dogs worldwide.

The new product registration (EPA Registration #82341-4) also allows the company to market Excelyte VET to prevent the spread of Canine parvovirus and Bordetella bronchiseptica.

Canine distemper and Canine parvoviruses affect respiratory tracks and gastrointestinal and central nervous systems of dogs, causing vomiting, diarrhea and symptoms of encephalitis in the brain during later stages. Bordetella bronchiseptica bacteria, commonly known as “kennel cough”, severely affect the respiratory tracts of dogs and cats. Secondary infections and complications are common with each affliction, partly attributable to the immunosuppressive effects of the bacteria and viruses.

In collaboration with an independent third party, Integrated Environmental Technologies conducted the required testing at an independent EPA approved laboratory, the results of which showed that Excelyte VET was effective as a disinfection/antimicrobial product for use on non- porous hard surfaces in veterinary clinics and hospitals, kennels and animal life science facilities. Derived from naturally occurring salt minerals and water, Excelyte VET provides an environmentally responsible alternative product for use around dogs, cats and other animals. Because of its non-toxic nature, a facility that utilizes Excelyte VET can more efficiently disinfect the facility since Excelyte VET will not harm the animals located in the facility, as is the case with other toxic disinfectants commonly used.

David R. LaVance, President and Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Environmental Technologies, commented: “Excelyte VET is the newest offering under our EcoTreatmentsTM umbrella. There are more than 120,000 veterinary practices, hospitals and animal shelters in the United States that can greatly benefit from an effective, non-toxic solution. With the registration approval of Excelyte VET, we now have two EPA product registrations, with a combined total of sixteen kill claims, further establishing us as a leader in developing anolyte disinfecting solution produced through electrochemical activation.”

Water Technology talks with David LaVance of Integrated Environmental Technologies

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LATHAM, N.Y. — David R. LaVance, president and CEO of Integrated Environmental Technologies, is an expert in hydraulic fracturing and what it takes to disinfect many types of wastewater, including fracking wastewater.

IET has created a product called Excelyte™ for disinfecting large quantities of water from hydraulic fracturing sites.

Water Technology caught up with LaVance to discuss the issue of hydraulic fracturing in the United States today, why it is so controversial, the issues with fracking wastewater and how those issues can be resolved.

“The controversy centers on the idea that while we need fracking…at the same time, the method that’s deployed is one where we use a lot of water,” said LaVance. “The concern is that the water will eventually leak into the water tables.”

Added LaVance, “Everyone has this interest, in fact we have both interests: We have interests in obtaining the energy and we have interest in protecting our water supply. So the controversy is how do we do it, and are the chemicals currently being used in the fracking process toxic or dangerous to the environment. And that’s a legitimate controversy.”

Hear the rest of our conversation with LaVance on our podcast page, here: http://www.watertechonline.com/podcasts.

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