SEOUL, South Korea – An Integrated Waste-to-Water Process (IWWP) has been developed by Doosan Lentjes and the water division of Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction.

Much like thermal desalination units that off-take heat from co-located power plants, the process would direct steam from the incineration of municipal solid waste to be used in the seawater desalination process.

The company said that using the technology, around 300 tons of municipal waste has the potential to generate enough potable water for 100,000 people.