First of two plants delivered to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland, Ohio, USA from Vilokan ADF Solutions in Sweden. These plants will purify used de-icing fluid at the airport, recycle glycol and cleaning the water.
“The environment is negatively impacted by the de-icing fluid sprayed onto aircrafts before take-off. The main component, glycol, requires a large amount of oxygen in order to break down. This harms the enviroment, especially waterways. In addition, used de-icing fluid from aircraft contains cadmium and heavy metals. Many airports do not take care of their used de-icing fluid. Instead they simply let the fluid run out into the surrounding environment. At Vilokan ADF Solutions we can help airports across the globe take more environmental responsibility by collecting and purifying their used de-icing fluid.”, says Lars Rosell, Chairman of the Vilokan Group and CEO of Vilokan ADF Solutions.
”By collecting and purifying used de-icing fluid, the airport strengthens its sustainability work and at the same time equips itself for growing regulatory requirements on emissions and efficient resource us. In addition, the airports reduce their waste costs.The purification process also enables the recycling of a raw material that is a finite fossil resource –glycol. A long term sustainable process that also holds great economic potential. So this is a win-win for all, – for the environment, – for the economy, – for the future”. concludes Lars.