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NEWBURY PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)—August 14, 2006-- An innovative homeland security product called zNoseâ manufactured by a Southern California high-tech company Electronic Sensor Technology, Inc. has a proven capability in detecting a liquid bomb called TATP and its related chemical components in addition to detection of  conventional explosives, according to Dr. Teong C. Lim, President and CEO of the company.

 

The global alert of the terrorists planned attack on international passenger airlines in London that was uncovered yesterday indicated that the bomb ingredients they were using in the planned attacks was tri-cycloacetone  peroxide (TATP).  This crystalline material can be produced from common acetone, peroxide, and sulfuric acid, yet it has the explosive power of RDX. zNose has a long proven record of detecting these ingredients either in a finished TATP chemical form or its component, acetone, with a sensitivity of parts per billion (10-9) in less than ten (10) seconds. TATP is a relatively volatile explosive and readily produces vapors which can be detected by the zNose. The most publicized account of TATP usage was that of Richard Reid, the shoe bomber, but TATP is often used by Hamas “human” bombers in Israel.  Further detail on the subject is available through the following link:

http://www.estcal.com/TechPapers/Security/Odors_of_Explosives.doc

EST’s product is currently distributed worldwide including Middle East, China and Europe for various applications such as Security, Environmental Monitoring and Petrochemical Plant Safety.

 

About Electronic Sensor Technology:

Founded in 1995, Electronic Sensor Technology has developed and patented a chemical vapor analysis process. We believe that the Company's product line is positioned to eliminate key vulnerabilities in the homeland security market, specifically in maritime port, airport and border security applications.

SEC Filings and Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements, including the Company's expectations regarding its ability to develop and access capital markets and its ability to achieve expected results in the chemical detection and analysis industry. The forward-looking statements are identified through use of the words "potential," "anticipate," "expect," "planned" and other words of similar meaning. These forward-looking statements may be affected by the risks and uncertainties inherent in the chemical detection and analysis industry and in the Company's business. The Company cautions readers that certain important factors may have affected and could in the future affect the Company's beliefs and expectations, and could cause the actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement made by or on behalf of the Company. For a discussion of these factors, please refer to our recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent report on Form 10-KSB. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.

Contact:

Electronic Sensor Technology

Frank Zuhde, 805-480-1994 X 135

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Aurelius Consulting Group, Inc.

Jon Cunningham, 407-644-4256 X 107