Vilokan ADF Solutions builds a pilot plant to purify water and recover glycol from De-Icing Operations at Helsinki Airport

Increasingly the Aviation industry realises the need for a sustainable
future, to embrace the best practices available, and reduce the impact of their operations on the environment. To help with their environmental program and in partnership, with Finavia at Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Vilokan ADF Solutions has installed a mobile pilot plant to evaluate their latest recycling technology, which treats wastewater containing used deicing fluids. The equipment generates clean water and glycol which can be recycled and reused in further de-icing operations, creating a closed loop system.

Jani Elasmaa, Vice President Airline Operations, Finavia comments when the plant was taken into use were: ”We already collect almost every drop of used fluids to be treated at water treatment plants, using vacuum
cleaning units together with built-for-purpose infrastructure, but extracting the material for circular economy purposes is something that makes me really happy! ♻️️

"Previously 10,000 tons was disposed of. Now the glycol can be recycled instead!"

Swedish airport operator Swedavia, with 37.6 million passengers, is a leading player when it comes to environmental issues Vilokan now closes the cycle so that Swedavia can recycle and reuse valuable glycol.

"We are now global leaders in glycol recycling"

Montreal Pierre Trudeau Airport (YUL) has invested approx. 10 million CAD (approx. 65 million SEK) in a facility from Vilokan ADF Solutions. It will be operated by AeroMag 2000, who take care of the de-icing onsite.