Determining Airfield Pavement Deicer and Anti-Icer Contributions to Airport Stormwater

The objective of this research is to develop a method to estimate the contributions of airfield pavement deicers and anti-icers to overall oxygen demand (BOD and COD) in stormwater discharges. The method should: (1) Account for sources, fate and transport of airfield pavement deicers and anti-icers; (2) Identify and quantify airfield pavement deicers and anti-icers contained in discharged waters; (3) Account for contributions from other non-airfield pavement-related deicers and anti-icing activities; (4) Be adaptable to background water chemistry, various geographies, airport configurations, soils, topography, climate, weather, and hydrology; (5) Be scalable to levels of resource availability (e.g., data, time, money, personnel, expertise); and (6) Produce output expressed as a percentage of overall BOD and COD attributable to airfield pavement deicers and anti-icers with levels of confidence, and identify uncertainties.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $350000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 02-87

  • 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:

    Navarrete, Joseph

  • Performing Organizations:


    Ann Arbor, MI  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Cieciek, Chris

  • Start Date: 20180601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180531
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 41856

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01642767
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 02-87
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2017 1:00AM