Update ACRP Report 99: Guidance for Treatment of Airport Stormwater Containing Deicers

ACRP Report 99: Guidance for Treatment of Airport Stormwater Containing Deicers offers a process to help airports identify, select, and implement technologies for treating stormwater affected by deicing materials. The guidance also includes suggestions for the design, operation, and maintenance of different treatment technologies, including 11 fact sheets available for download that cover activated sludge; aerated gravel beds; aerated lagoons; anaerobic fluidized bed reactors; distillation; mechanical vapor recompression; moving bed biofilm reactors; passive facultative treatment systems; public wastewater treatment systems; private recycling systems; and reverse osmosis. At the time of its publication in 2013, the report contained new and emerging technologies and practices. Many of these treatment options are now commonplace, which affords an opportunity to provide lessons learned, identify new technologies, and develop new airport deicer treatment system summaries.   The objective of this research is to update ACRP Report 99: Guidance for Treatment of Airport Stormwater Containing Deicers to reflect the latest information on deicer treatment technologies, designing and implementing treatment systems, and determining costs associated with deicer treatments. The research should include, but not be limited to:  (1) A review of lessons learned from implementation of treatment systems per ACRP Report 99 and how can these lessons learned be applied to other airports with different constraints; (2) Identification, evaluation, and assessment of any new or emerging deicing treatment technologies including lessons learned from user implementation; (3) A review of the various total project costs (design, construction, operations & maintenance (O&M), longevity); (4) Addressing the regulatory elements of any current or updated guidelines of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Effluent Limit Guidelines (ELG); (5) Both airside and landside surface deicing and their associated run-off management systems; and  (6) Considerations for resiliency and adaptability of the treatment technologies (e.g., changing regulatory requirements, variability of weather, changes in airline operations, modification to deicer application).   


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $150000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 02-96

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Navarette, Joseph

  • Performing Organizations:

    Gresham, Smith and Partners

  • Principal Investigators:

    Arendt, Tim

  • Start Date: 20211103
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230430
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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  • Accession Number: 01765838
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 02-96
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Feb 23 2021 11:41AM