On-Site Recovery of Glycols from Airport Deicing Fluid Using Polymeric/Ceramic Composite Membranes

EPA Contract Number: 68D60058
Title: On-Site Recovery of Glycols from Airport Deicing Fluid Using Polymeric/Ceramic Composite Membranes
Investigators: Liu, Paul K.T.
Current Investigators: Liu, Paul K.T. , Ciora, Richard J.
Small Business: Media and Process Technology Inc.
EPA Contact: Manager, SBIR Program
Phase: II
Project Period: September 1, 1996 through September 1, 1998
Project Amount: $225,000
RFA: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase II (1996) Recipients Lists
Research Category: Water and Watersheds , SBIR - Water and Wastewater , Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

Description:

As a result of governmental regulation and the inadequacies of conventional treatment technology, waste aircraft deicing fluid has become both an economic and environmental liability for airports throughout the U.S. and Canada. Media and Process Technology, Inc., has developed an integrated membrane base system, centered around its novel polymeric/ceramic composite membrane technology, to overcome these problems. This technology has been demonstrated to be technically feasible and economically attractive during the Phase I program. Because of the demonstrated low capital and operating cost requirements, ease of operation, compact size and rapid capital payback, these systems can be installed at airports throughout the country to convert the glycol disposal problem into a profitable recovery operation. The Phase II research program will focus on product and process optimization and then demonstration of the technology in the field at pilot scale.

Supplemental Keywords:

small business, SBIR, wastewater treatment, engineering, chemistry., Scientific Discipline, Water, Sustainable Industry/Business, Chemical Engineering, Wastewater, Environmental Chemistry, cleaner production/pollution prevention, Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Engineering, Chemistry, & Physics, hazardous liquid waste, ceramic membrane, glycol recovery, wastewater treatment, industrial wastewater, cleaner production, clean technology, membrane filtration, membrane-based, pollution control, aircraft deicing, glycols, polymeric membrane, control technologies, airport deicing, pollution prevention, aqueous waste stream

Progress and Final Reports:

  • Final Report

  • SBIR Phase I:

    On-Site Recovery of Glycols from Airport Deicing Fluid Using Polymeric/Ceramic Composite Membranes