Best Practices for the Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling of Vehicle Wash Water

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is seeking to optimize vehicle/equipment washing practices with respect to: (1) Compliance with Federal and State requirements for the discharge of wastewater; (2) Environmental and economic sustainability; and (3) Corrosion-related vehicle/equipment maintenance costs and vehicle/equipment longevity. To further this goal, vehicle washing and housekeeping practices, wash water recycling systems, using rinse/wash water as a brine ingredient, and how different washing methods affect vehicle/equipment corrosion will be examined during the course of this research project.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $610000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    New York State Department of Transportation

    50 Wolf Road
    Albany, NY  United States  12232

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    University Transportation Research Center

    City College of New York
    Marshak Hall, Suite 910, 160 Convent Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10031
  • Project Managers:

    Eickemeyer, Penny

  • Performing Organizations:

    State University of New York, Stony Brook

    Stony Brook University
    Stony Brook, NY  United States  11794
  • Principal Investigators:

    Mao, Xinwei

  • Start Date: 20180823
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200822
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01696574
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: 55513-03-28
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Feb 27 2019 4:27PM