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TEST DEMONSTRATES HIGH ACID RAIN POLLUTION REMOVAL RATES FOR NOXSO PROCESS

 TEST DEMONSTRATES HIGH ACID RAIN POLLUTION
 REMOVAL RATES FOR NOXSO PROCESS
 BETHEL PARK, Pa., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Noxso Corporation (NASDAQ: NOXO) stated today that construction has been completed and testing has begun at its pilot plant at the Ohio Edison Toronto (Ohio) plant. The plant began treating flue gas on Nov. 22. The company's pollution abatement system for coal-fired utilities is designed to achieve up to 90 percent reductions of emissions of sulfur oxides (SOx) and nitrogen oxides (NOx).
 This begins the operational phase of the nine month, $11 million test of the Noxso process. It is being jointly funded by the United States Department of Energy, the Ohio Coal Development office, W.R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA), MK-Ferguson, a division of Morrison Knudsen (NYSE: MRN), Ohio Edison (NYSE: OEC), and Noxso Corporation.
 The results are in line with company expectations, and initial results, during the first week of operation, represent a performance gain over currently available pollution controls. The process successfully and continuously removed 93 percent of sulfur dioxides and 85 percent of the nitrogen oxides.
 Noxso said tests on the 5MW Toronto plant will continue for another nine months. The results will be used in the design of the company's 115MW commercial-scale demonstration at Ohio Edison's Niles Plant.
 Project Manager and Noxso Vice President John L. Haslbeck noted that "while the system is operating as designed, several months of operating data must be collected and analyzed to document the process' operating economics. We are right on track."
 The full scale installation scheduled to be constructed at Ohio Edison's Niles Station in 1993 will cost $66 million with partial funding being provided by the department of energy's Clean Coal III program ($33 million), the Ohio Coal Development Office, Ohio Edison, the Electric Power Research Institute, and the Gas Research Institute. The balance of the funding will be provided by Noxso, W.R. Grace & Co. and MK-Ferguson, a division of Morrison Knudsen.
 Federal laws enacted last year require coal-fired utilities to reduce emissions of SOx by 10 million tons and NOx by 2 million tons between now and the year 2000, creating an estimated $4 billion annual market for retrofitting existing coal-fired power plants with technology to control air pollutants. The two chemicals are precursors of acid rain.
 Noxso Corporation is committed to the commercialization of the Noxso Process, a dry process which simultaneously removes over 90 percent of sulfur dioxides and up to 90 percent of nitrogen oxides, from flue gas emitted by coal-fired electrical plants, while not producing any waste by-products.
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 /CONTACT: Robert Long of Noxso, 412-854-1200, or Thomas Redington of Redington, Inc., 203-222-7399, or 212-926-1733, for Noxso/
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