Glycol-based odors can be a major problem for those who live close to airports. Once in the ground, glycol can also lead to rising costs for a variety of construction projects. Glycol is not considered to be dangerous for humans or other living organisms.


Glycol smell kept in check with EFFE® treatment


Airlines spray their aircraft with glycol in order to prevent ice from building up. During takeoff, excess liquid drains into the environment around the airport, and then further leaks into streams with rainwater. Glycol uses up large amounts of oxygen as it breaks down, which causes foul smells. 

The EFFE® GX15 method has been developed to eliminate gaseous substances and smells from water. As far as we know, never before has it been possible to solve the global problem of treating low contaminated de-icer runoff in a cost-effective way,” explains CEO Anita Salo from BK-Hydrometa Oy. 

EFFE® is a compact treatment system that can easily be deployed even in a small area. EFFE® is able to continuously treat up to 15 m³ water per hour and effectively eliminate odorous gases. At the same time, the metal and solid content in rainwater run-off will also decrease, and up to 10 ml of oxygen per liter of water will be dissolved from air into water. 

EFFE® GX15 is also suitable for the treatment of perched groundwater.

Text: Maija-Liisa Saksa


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