Supporting airport environmental compliance

Clariant supports our customers’ efforts to reduce the environmental impact of their airport operations and lower costs.

Our EcoTain de-icer fluid recycling management concept offers an ecological, economical and sustainable solution to the removal and re-use of aircraft run-off.

As a result, customers can improve cost efficiency and benefit the environment by using up to 60% recycled fluid that minimizes both new material requirements and energy consumption.

Clariant offers on-site (closed loop) or off-site recycling systems for aircraft de-icing fluid suited to individual airport requirements. On request, we can present a full service package including engineering, installation, commissioning, management and operation.

Learn more about our recycling systems here.


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  • On-Site Recycling

    • Collection of the run-off in suitable storage facilities
    • Mechanical cleaning (removal of precipitates, oil, aircraft fuel and other)
    • Chemical cleaning (only needed by the “ready-to-use” ADF concept)
    • Evaporation of excess water (and distillation of the glycol, needed by the “neat” ADF concept)
    • Final processing (addition of a Clariant ADF additive package)


  • Off-Site Recycling

    • Collection of the run-off in suitable storage facilities
    • Mechanical cleaning with standard filtration technology
    • Evaporation of water to a final glycol content in the concentrate of approx. 60 %
    • Transportation of the concentrate for final processing into industrial grade glycol
    • Re-use of the glycol in different industrial applications
    • Flexibility: Different size of the pre-concentration units offering different process capacity, adjustable to your volumes of deicing fluid run-off


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