deicing runoff News

  • Airport deicing contamination treatment

    Naturally Wallace Consulting (NWC) is teaming up with Associated Engineering (AE) to design a major expansion of the existing wetland deicing runoff treatment system at Edmonton International Airport (EIA, Canada). An engineered wetland system is an excellent solution for large-scale treatment in a cold, demanding environment. EIA has experienced double-digit growth and this deicing treatment ...

  • Dirty runoff from Massachusetts roads violates federal law

    In a precedent-setting decision, a federal court judge ruled last Friday that the Massachusetts Highway Department violated federal clean water law by failing to develop an adequate stormwater cleanup plan for its 2,500 miles of urban roads and bridges. The decision, by Judge William Young, stems from a lawsuit filed by environmentalists charging MassHighway was not properly implementing a ...

  • Stantec project to treat airport runoff wins engineering honors

    Designed by North American design firm Stantec, a system to treat spent de-icing fluid and polluted runoff at Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BNIA) has received an Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). At the organization’s annual gala in Washington, DC last month, ACEC officials presented the project team, which included Stantec, ...


  • Monitoring Total Carbon for straightforward management of runoff from de-icing episodes at airports

    During winter operations vast areas of airport runways, taxiways, and aprons are cleared of ice and snow using acetate type chemicals and airplane wings are de-iced with glycol based antifreeze. During these seasonal de-icing episodes the runoff water suddenly becomes heavily contaminated with organics and needs to be diverted to a treatment/recovery plant or holding ponds. Total Carbon (TC) is ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • ThermoEnergy Signs Contracts to Sell CAST® 3000 Wastewater Recovery System to Recover and Recycle Glycol from Spent Antifreeze

    ThermoEnergy Corporation (OTCBB: TMEN), an industry leader in wastewater recovery and emissions-free combustion technologies, announced today that it has signed a contract for sale of its CAST® 3000 Wastewater Recovery System to a major recycling company located on the west coast. Terms of the ...


  • WaterWatch² range now includes Visible Oil on water

    The OilTechw² FLT sensor is the latest addition to our WaterWatch² product range, providing a highly sensitive detector for floating, visible oil on water. The sensor is an evolution of the previous generation WaterWatch2920 which has a track record of providing vital protection for drinking water intakes, where oil contamination can cause costly damage to membrane treatment plants and ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • ThermoEnergy is Ready to Help Airports Meet New EPA Rules

      WORCESTER, Mass., Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ThermoEnergy Corporation Chairman and CEO, Cary Bullock, announced that he anticipates strong demand in 2012 for aircraft de-icing fluid (ADF) recovery systems, due to expected new requirements by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. For ...


  • Jamaica Bay Plan Would Cleanse New York`s Estuary

    NEW YORK, New York, October 15, 2007 (ENS) - Many New Yorkers are not aware that within the confines of the five boroughs are open water, salt marshes, grasslands, coastal woodlands, maritime shrublands and freshwater wetlands. At least 90 fish species, 325 species of birds and many reptiles, amphibians and small mammals share portions of Brooklyn and Queens with human residents. The ...

  • Additives in Aircraft De-Icers Make Them More Toxic

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - The U.S. Geological Survey, USGS, has been examining the relative toxicity to aquatic life from chemicals used to remove or prevent dangerous ice buildup on aircraft. Not the basic chemicals for ice removal or prevention, but proprietary chemicals added by manufacturers are responsible for the toxicity they observed, agency researchers said after comparing ...

  • New self-cleaning analyser improves airport’s water management

    A highly advanced, self-calibrating Total Organic Carbon (TOC) analyser from instrumentation specialist HACH LANGE is helping Manchester Airport to effectively monitor runoff whilst drastically reducing instrument maintenance requirements. The Airport is the fourth largest in the UK and handles more than 22 million passengers a year. With flights to 225 destinations worldwide, the airport ...


  • Further Protoc Success at Leeds Bradford International Airport

    After the successful installation of two Protoc 300 TOC monitoring systems, supplied earlier this year, Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBIA) has placed another order for a surface water monitoring and control system. The latest Protoc 300 analyser order will be used to provide continuous measurement and control of surface water entering a new holding tank at Outlet 3 location. The large ...

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