Airport chooses Parkson for innovative solution to control deicing runoff

The Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport chose Parkson Corp. to expand the nearby Elijah Creek Stormwater Treatment System. Its Biolac extended aeration activated sludge treatment system will be used to treat stormwater from the airport's deicing runoff, which contains glycol and potassium acetate. With an influent average flow of 5.0 MGD, the system will be installed in the current 15 MG equalization basin and will treat an average of 30,000 pounds of BOD per day...

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Nov. 9, 2005 -- The Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport has selected an advanced wastewater treatment solution from Parkson Corp. to expand the nearby Elijah Creek Stormwater Treatment System.

Parkson's Biolac® extended aeration activated sludge treatment system will be used to treat stormwater from the airport's deicing runoff, which contains glycol and potassium acetate. With an influent average flow of 5.0 MGD, the system will be installed in the current 15 MG equalization basin and will treat an average of 30,000 pounds of BOD per day.

The Biolac system will use extended retention of biological solids to create an extremely stable, easily operated system, far exceeding the capabilities of ordinary extended aeration treatment.

In addition, the Biolac system will replace two sequencing batch reactors, and the SBR tanks will be converted to sludge holding tanks. The installation will include Parkson's flat-bottom type SS Clarifiers, which will use the company's SuperScraper™ Sludge Removal System to remove settled sludge.

With its pacesetting technology, the Biolac system will meet two unique treatment challenges for this application. First, it will be able to treat deicing wastewater with a minimum temperature near 0°C. Secondly, it will be able to treat a wide variety of wastewater loads, ranging from 1,000 to 3,000 pounds per day, with the ability to absorb one-day peak loads approaching 60,000 pounds per day.

The Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport is one of the fastest-growing airports in the United States. During the past 10 years, its annual traffic volume has doubled to more than 20 million passengers.

URS Corp.'s Cincinnati Ohio office is the engineer for the project. URS is a global engineering design firm and a leading U.S. federal government contractor.

Danis Industrial Construction Company of Dayton, Ohio, is the contractor for the project. Danis serves Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Florida, specializing in public and private building and industrial projects.

Parkson Corp. (www.parkson.com), an Axel Johnson Inc. company, with headquarters in Florida and offices in Illinois, Michigan, Canada and Brazil, is a leading provider of advanced process and mechanical technology for applications in municipal water and wastewater, as well as industrial process water and wastewater.

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