Gatwick Airport Glycol Recovery Contract


Gatwick Airport awards Sweeptech exclusive long service contract recovering and disposing of the Glycol sprayed on aircraft before take-off. 

Sweeptech are using specially adapted road sweepers to maximise volume recovery.

Airports have requirements to de-ice planes when temperatures drop below 1oC before take-off to stop parts from freezing. The airport sprays aircraft with “Glycol”  which is a specialist de-icing liquid before take-off on aircraft stands and we then collect the liquid that falls on the stand / airside operating platform, as soon as the aircraft leaves the sand for departure, with objective to recover liquid before it runs off onto the surface drainage. Contracts are driven by environmental leadership and regulation.. Having collected the liquid we then tanker it to specialist disposal sites.

Gatwick is championing Environmental Leadership thinking within its operations.

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