A waste-to-energy power plant can be a significant source of wastewater, if not designed properly. The wasteWOIMA® WtE plant is a dry plant that only uses dry or semi-dry systems and produces no wastewater. The plant does use water in cooling the bottom ash in the slag pool beneath the grate and in the flue gas treatment (FGT) system, but this water evaporates prior to becoming wastewater.

The wastewater treatment savings in the wasteWOIMA® plant are based mostly on

  • No investment in wastewater treatment plant
  • No maintenance needs
  • No treatment chemicals
  • No manpower/energy needed to run the plant
  • No bureaucracy in permitting, reporting, auditing…
  • No treated wastewater release point –related costs

The two potential wastewater sources; waste fuel (MSW) reception bunker and flue gas treatment scrubber, are not included in the calculation as they are not part of the standard wasteWOIMA® WtE plant.

Combined, these WOIMAbenefits can save over 800,000€ during the WtE plant lifespan in operation and maintenance.


Follow the “Monetizing wasteWOIMA® Benefits” blog series to discover how our solution can save money for You.


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WOIMA Corporation is a Finnish supplier of best-in-class waste-to-value products, projects and services worldwide. We have developed solutions that enable us, and the customer, to transform and recycle virtually any waste stream into raw materials and energy.  At WOIMA we combine Finnish engineering know-how in waste management with power generation design expertise. These solutions are used in Finland every day. They support the circular economy ideology and ensure that less than 1% of Finland’s waste ends up in landfills.

Our mission is to improve quality of life both locally and globally, as well as empower people to utilize waste as a commodity. Our decades of international project management experience ensure an on-time, in-budget and high-quality WOIMA solution delivery across the globe.