Mapo Resource Recovery Facility
Mapo Resource Recovery Facility


  • Site Name: Mapo resource recovery facility

  • Establishment Year : May 21, 2005

  • Location: Sky Park in Mapo 86 ( Sangam )

  • Scale: 750 tons incinerator / day (250 tons / day × 3 units) ( Stow Car + Rotary Kiln )

  • Organization : Seoul Metropolitan Government ( Resource Recycling Division)
    Inquiry to Site Visiting: 82)-2-374-8181


The facility was created after prolonged use of landfills made it necessary to incinerate garbage waste in the northwest region of Seoul.  Wasted generated in Seoul is safely incinerated at high temperatures around 850  and .  Recycled thermal energy is captured and recycled for various services including district heating, and creating a clean and comfortable environment.




The facility utilized a high quality industrial grade incinerator capable of handling waste reliably and in an efficient manner.

Waste heat boiler

The facility is capable of recycling the high temperature gases  that are produced from the incinerator into a high-pressure steam (208.9 , 18kg/cm2).

Semi- dry reactor

The reactor acts a filtration system removing HCI and SO2 in the combustion gas, which tend to accumulate lime slurry.  The reactor is also equipped to remove primary heavy metals by adsorption and condensation.

Bag filter

The facility utilized a bag filtration system that removed the primary dioxin with approximately 99% removal of dust, heavy metals, and acidic gasses.  An activated carbon adsorption process preforms a secondary removal

SCR catalyst tower

The catalyst tower operates the removal of NO2 and other secondary dioxins with a catalytic layer by a ammonia reduction reaction

Regulation filters (Second-order filter)

An activated carbon dioxin filtration system acts as a secondary adsorption process of slaked lime spray, and heavy metals after the SCR catalyst tower.


Steam Turbine generator

Steam generated by the incineration of waste is recycled into a generator and utilized as power becomes more needed while surplus power is captured and sold to the Korea electric power corporation


  • -A reduction in the overall long-term use and construction of landfills by safely incinerating waste
    -Using the production of steam and electricity by the heat generated by the incineration of waste, there is a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 21,405 tCO2 and an alternative to crude oil imports by 34,070 barrels
    -The promotion of renewable energy equipment and the increasing public awareness of the facility and its processes of discharging of waste.