Manchester Airport

Recovery, Reuse and Sustainable Treatment of Glycol Contaminated Run-off at Airports

On Wednesday 10th October 2012 Peak Associates Environmental Consultants Ltd attended the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation induction event at Lancaster University to mark the start of a new long term collaboration between the Company and Lancaster University, as postgraduate researchers embark upon industry led PhD research.

The project will closely look into the possibilities of recycling Aircraft De-icing fluids (ADF), which are often discharged to public sewers as contaminated waste water resulting in significant costs to the airport. The aim of the recycling will be to produce a commercially viable product for sale or to provide a suitable produce for anti-icing operations around the airports.

In addition to this, pilot trials and further research will aim to identify a novel low cost, low energy method of treating the ADF contaminated wastewater, to allow discharge to stream within regulatory discharge consent parameters.

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