Shishchenko V.V., VNIPIenergoprom

Power plants of Russia are one of the basic natural water consumers and sources of waster water with different level of contamination. According to "UES of Russia" their share in the total industrial water consumption is about 70%, the main part of it (about 90 %) is discharged into surface water basins as waste water, including 4% of contaminated waste water. Thus efficient water management at such power enterprises is a burning issue.