aircraft recycling Articles

  • Sub-surface flow wetlands to treat glycol-contaminated stormwater from aircraft de-icing operations, Batea

    Airports use glycol-based aircraft de-icing fluids (ADFs) for removing ice and snow from aircraft surfaces during winter and under frost conditions. Some relatively concentrated, spent ADF (Concentrate) may be collected from beneath aircraft for recycle or disposal at a local wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), but a significant part of the ADF at everyairport will end up in sewers and ditches, be ...

  • VSEP recycles airplane deicing fluid, protects the environment and provides eight month payback

    New Logic has developed a unique membrane filtration system for treatment if all types of glycol based fluids. The objective is to recover as much glycol as possible and to remove contaminants and particulates added by usage. The process involves use of New Logic’s proprietary V✧SEP (Vibratory Shear Enhanced Process) vibrating membrane filtration system. Glycols have many uses including ...


    By New Logic Research, Inc.

  • Delta Air Lines to assure environmental compliance at 100 airports, EMIS payback expected in 12 months

    Delta Air Lines flies to more destinations around the world – 481 locations in 105 countries – than any other air carrier. Delta is also an industry leader in addressing environmental sustainability challenges through a variety of programs, such as its new comprehensive recycling and carbon offset conservation initiatives.  Delta’s commitment to environmental sustainability is especially clear ...


    By IHS

  • Compacting waste - Case Study

    Throw away little things and save big bucks? It hardly seems likely, but that's just what the U.S. Air Force is doing. At Randolph AFB, TX, they are putting usedand hazardous-air filters into a state-of-the-art industrial compaction machine and saving thousands of dollars in hazardous waste disposal. The air filters contain aircraft paint removed by plastic media blasting (PMB). Small plastic ...


    By Waste Control Systems Inc

  • Martin-baker turns scrap metal and fluid into revenue stream with PRAB’s Dualpak Briquetter

    Challenge Aerospace manufacturer needs a chip and fluid processing system to keep up with its machining demands by reducing the volume of metal turnings and to recover expensive cutting fluids for reuse. Customer Martin-Baker Industry Aircraft Ejection Seat Manufacturer Products Dualpak ...


    By PRAB, Inc

  • Another MRO company goes wastewater-free!

    Jet Aviation in Basel, Switzerland, is using a VACUDEST vacuum distillation system to efficiently and sustainably treat wastewater left over from refurbishing aircraft parts. This state-of-the-art system replaced outdated chemical/physical treatment at the company. Jet Aviation is particularly pleased with the high quality of the treated water, which can even be reused in maintenance processes. ...


    By H2O GmbH

  • Copper Wire Granulator’s Contribution to Environment

    Copper is used as pure metal and as alloying element with other metals in component manufacturing, where semi-finished products such as shapes or ingots (known as ‘semis’) are produced. It has never been more important for the sustainable growth of modern society. Economic efficiency and environmental performance have been improved by copper based products of multiple ...

  • Inland waters of Ohio cleveland-hopkins airport - case study

    Application Inland Waters of Ohio, a Division of Inland Services, is a part of a 1,100 employee environmental industrial services company. Among the services that Inland provides at airports are the containment, collection, management, recovery and recycling of spent Aircraft Deicing Fluid (SADF). At Cleveland Hopkins Airport, Inland collects spent ADF using ground recovery vehicles, and ...


  • Shipbreaking - Shipbreaking USA

    The number of U.S. shipbreakers has plummeted in recent decades following the emergence of lower-priced competition from Asia. And a question mark now hangs over the future of the country’s six remaining ship recycling firms following a change of policy by MARAD, the US Marine Administration. Recycling International examines the plight of US ship recyclers in the context of global trends. In ...


    By Recycling International

  • Aerospace - Leading Aerospace manufacturing firm - case study

    Application The company designs and builds flight controls for aircraft and launch vehicles. Their product line includes thrust vector and steering controls for space vehicles as well as thruster valves, regulators and integrated manifolds for satellite propulsion. Manufacturing of most of these products requires either military spec plating or anodizing to ensure protection from extreme ...


  • Metal treatment facility eliminates wastewater

    The Facility A specialty metals facility located in Euclid, Ohio rolls, forms, cuts and presses specialty metals for the aircraft and aerospace, auto and electrical industries. This plant specializes in high value molybdenum and tungsten, as well as copper parts. The Problem As a result of the metal rinsing processes in the facility discharged water into ...

  • Clemen-soap: a shipbreaking saga

    After an illustrious history, the final days of the ‘Clemenceau’ aircraft carrier have become mired in controversy. The French navy wanted the vessel to go for breaking in India, but environmentalists had other ideas … When the French navy replaced its fifty-year-old aircraft carrier ‘Clemenceau’ with its nuclear successor the ‘Charles de Gaulle’ in 1997, it looked for a place to scrap the old ...


    By Recycling International

  • Pratt & Whitney adds 26 Hyde TOS to Middletown facility

    Challenge Aircraft engine manufacturer uses non-standard sump sizes which makes it difficult to change out coolant from the sumps and reduce odors and bacteria. Customer Pratt & Whitney Industry Aerospace Products Tramp Oil Separators Automatic Air Sparger Business ...


    By PRAB, Inc

  • Delta Air Lines to assure environmental compliance at 100 airports, EMIS payback expected in 12 Months

    Delta Air Lines flies to more destinations around the world – 481 locations in 105 countries – than any other air carrier. Delta is also an industry leader in addressing environmental sustainability challenges through a variety of programs, such as its new comprehensive recycling and carbon offset conservation initiatives. Delta's commitment to environmental sustainability is especially clear ...


    By IHS

  • EPA Proposes Revisions to RCRA Definition of Solid Waste

    On June 30, 2011, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson signed a proposed rule seeking to narrow certain recycling exemptions under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) "Definition of Solid Waste" (DSW) provisions. The rule should be published in the Federal Register within the next two weeks. A pre-publication copy of the rule and related ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Top ten long term trends of cleantech in the United States

    In the last decade, the United States have been continuing to decrease its dependence on fossil fuels by investing into clean technologies, including renewable energy and energy efficiency. Because of such, the United States has been able to make the country a lot healthier, decreasing fossil fuel usage, and making the environment better and healthier. The United States Military Becoming ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Metals & Finishing Industrial Wastewater Treatment

    Industrial Wastewater Treatment Success Stories Metals and Finishing Industrial Wastewater Treatment Aircraft Components - 80% Cost Reduction ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • HS-200 Stands the test of heavy manufacturing

    A manufacturer of aircraft component generates a free and emulsified oily wastewater, which results from their machining, milling, cutting, and other operations. Presently, they are using skimmers and dissolved air flotation to remove oil from the water. To remove their heavy metals they follow up with flocculation, precipitation and clarification. Due to the rapidly ...


    By Hydrosil International

  • Confidence in operational reliability - Case Study

    Double the capacity, fully utilised lorries at last and maximum operational reliability −Smurfit Kappa in Neuburg an der Donau / Germany is very pleased with a channel baling press from HSM. At the corrugated cardboard plant, the “HSM VK 7215” has been pressing cutting waste into bales weighing more than half a tonne since September 2014, thereby ensuring smooth operation of the ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • Building A Long-Term Fleet Standardization Strategy

    By transitioning to Bridgeport’s Ranger Automated Side Loaders, TFC Recycling has lowered their operating costs and kept it simple. As the largest recycling company in the mid-Atlantic region, TFC Recycling, located in the Hampton Roads (Colston) area of Chesapeake, VA, operates a large MRF in Chesapeake, a smaller one in Richmond and a baling and transfer operation in Newport. The ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

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