WOIMA Ecosystem Solution
The WOIMA Ecosystem combines different waste-to-value and energy-from-waste (EfW) technologies to extract maximum customer value out of different waste streams, while reducing the unusable waste quantity to a bare minimum. Key pieces in the ecosystem are the waste pre-sorting, waste recycling or waste-to-fuel solutions, as well as waste-to-energy solutions, such as biogas production, waste incineration or gasification and pyrolysis.
The WOIMA Ecosystem accepts all the waste streams, solid and liquid, that societies generate; municipal, industrial and commercial waste, wastewater sludge and animal waste, to mention a few. Each waste stream has its own dedicated technical solution that generates either end-products, raw material for other solutions or energy. Internal ecosystem synergies ensure that one plus one equals more than two.
Waste pre-sorting prepares the waste stream for the technical solutions to follow by removing unwanted particles, segregating the waste and crushing it to suitable particle size. It also supports recycling to replace virgin raw materials. Energy, such as electricity or thermal power, is generated through incineration or gasification. Traffic fuel, also usable for cooking, heating or electricity generation, is produced in anaerobic digestion of the biodegradable material or through pyrolysis of the plastic and rubber materials. The residual matter from incineration fits brick manufacturing or cement industry’s needs, whereas the residual biomass from biogas production works perfectly as fertilizer. Any excess biodegradable matter is suitable for compost production. In this manner, over 95% of the original waste quantity is recycled either as raw material or energy.
The correct ecosystem components are selected based on the available waste fractions and demand for different energy commodities. Several different methods can be applied to the same waste stream depending on customer preference and local conditions.
The modular and pre-fabricated structure of the WOIMA Ecosystem enables the continuous development of the Ecosystem by adding new solutions, quickly over time. And if requirements change, the Ecosystem can be dismantled and relocated fast and cost-efficiently leaving only the concrete base slab behind.
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Case Study: Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) in Kampala, Uganda
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