Millar Western to test two Seair SA600 units at Whitecourt Pulp Mill



    EDMONTON, March 5 /CNW/ - Seair Inc. (SDS:TSX Venture Exchange) is
pleased to announce Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. has agreed to rent two
Seair SA600 diffusion units to assess their effectiveness in increasing
dissolved oxygen levels, while reducing energy consumption, in an
extended-aeration system used to treat effluent at the company's totally
chlorine-free bleached chemi-thermo-mechanical pulp (BCTMP) mill at
Whitecourt, Alberta.
    Seair's SA600 diffusion system produces micro-bubbles of gas which, at 5
microns in diameter, are 1,000 times smaller than those produced by
traditional fine-bubble diffusers. The gas micro-bubbles provide for an
extremely efficient transfer of oxygen from ambient air into the pulp mill's
aeration water. This efficiency will not only increase dissolved oxygen levels
and thereby enhance effluent quality, but in doing so require a fraction of
the energy used in other diffusion systems. The expected result is a further
improvement of the mill's environmental performance.
    Harold Kinasewich, President and CEO of Seair, states "the SA600 is an
industrial-scale diffusion system designed to dissolve gases, such as oxygen
and ozone, for any situation where increased dissolved oxygen levels or
sterilization are required for large volumes of water. We believe it is an
ideal replacement for inefficient and expensive coarse and fine bubble
aeration systems, since it produces superior results with much lower energy
consumption and maintenance costs. We are confident the completion of this
trial with Millar Western, along with another trial currently being conducted
at Canfor's pulp mill in Taylor, British Columbia, will fully demonstrate the
superiority of the Seair system."

    About Seair

    Seair is a leading developer of patent-protected diffusion and
sterilization technologies, which allow for the efficient diffusion of gases
into liquids, thereby facilitating numerous applications in a wide variety of
industries, including wastewater treatment, pulp and paper production, food
processing, aquaculture, agriculture/horticulture, sterilization, golf course
irrigation and pond treatment, animal enhancement and oil and gas. Seair's
primary focus is developing and selling equipment that diffuses gases, such as
oxygen, ozone or carbon dioxide, into a liquid, resulting in a supersaturated
solution. The major difference between Seair's and others' diffusion
technologies is Seair's ability to achieve extremely small bubble size, which
in turn allows for the mass transfer of gas to fluid. The result is a stable
condition, where gases remain in solution for extended periods of time,
leading to increased productivity and lower operating costs. Seair provides
diffusion-enhanced portable wastewater treatment plants through its
subsidiary, Seair Septic.
    Parties interested in obtaining further information or receiving news
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seair@telus.net or visit the Seair website at www.seair.ca.

    This news release may contain certain forward-looking statements that
reflect the current views and/or expectations of Seair Inc. with respect to
its performance, business or future events. Such statements are subject to a
number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Actual results and events may
vary.

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For further information:

For further information: Harold Kinasewich, Seair Inc., T: (780)
477-7188, F: (780) 477-6622, E: seair@telus.net


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