United States Patent and Trademark Office OG Notices: 04 March 2003

                           Disclaimer and Dedication

   6,096,223  -  Youssef El-Shoubary, North Brunswick; Subash C.
Seth, Watchung; Ned A. Speizer, Brick, all of N.J. METHOD FOR TREATING
METAL CONTAMINATED WATER. Patent dated Aug. 1, 2000. Disclaimer filed
Oct. 15, 2002, by the assignee Merck & Co., Inc.

   Hereby disclaims all claims and dedicates to the Public the
remaining term of said patent.