How does the wastewater treatment work?

The treatment process is based on both a chemical and a mechanical process. The mechanical process is built on a technology we call magnetic particle separation, where iron powder is added to the water and the pollutants are pulled out with the iron using magnets.


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Here is a animatied explanation of the technology:




Why choose the MivaMag WWTP?


De-watering and removing pollutants in the same process

The pollutants are removed from the wastewater at the same time as the sludge is dewatered. Our unique technology is based on magnets and does not require use of a filter or an extra de-watering unit. The results in a sludge that consists of 30 % to 40 % dry matter. The sludge is therefore easy to collect and transport for deposit. 

Sludge from leachate treatment

Treatment results after the process

The results we have recorded so far show that the MivaMagTM WWTP reduces:

  • 50 – 70 % of the organic pollutants
  • 25 – 95 % of the of heavy metals
  • 80 – 90 % of the phosphorus
  • 70 – 90 % of the suspended substance

Our R&D department always analyse a sample of the wastewater that needs treatment. This way, we can predicate how well the treatment works, and we can adjust the process to ensure a high-quality treatment. 


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man with water samples from leachate


Treatment capacity and cost efficiency

The treatment construction is constructed in modules which are easy to fit into the built construction you have today. The system is size efficient with good capacity of about 40 m3 of water per hour. This results in a cost-effective treatment. Our treatment system can be constructed on-site and fitted to the surroundings and existing built structure.


Automated and easy to monitor

The process is visual and easy to monitor and is automated and remote controlled. Our team performs service on the treatment plant if there is a need for an adjustment of the treatment process.

Hand on operational dashboard


WWTP in different industries

Our water treatment method is very flexible and can be used in a wide range of industries:

  • Waste management sites and landfills
  • Fish hatcheries
  • Net cleaning facilities // net lofts
  • Textile production
  • Paper production
  • Mining and metal industry