Over the next two decades air traffic is estimated to double. Except for diesel motor cars, aviation is the most polluting mode of transport for the movement of both passengers and freight. This leaves us with the responsibility for doing whatever we can to reduce the environmental footprint in aviation.
MSG Production is contributing to this in two important ways; by recovering used fluids and by helping the industry reduce its CO2 emissions.
With current de-icing methods, millions of liters of spent glycol are spilled into the environment at airports around the world.
The EPA (The United States Environmental Protection Agency) assumes that 75% of Type I fluids fall to the ground at application sites. Anti-icing and de-icing fluids can percolate through soil and in the worst case, it can be a source of contamination of groundwater and drinking water resources.
In other words, collecting and recycling glycol at airports worldwide will have a major environmental impact.
With the Multi Solution Gate, all de-icing and washing operations are done in a covered facility with closed loop systems. This significantly reduces the possibility of discharges into the surrounding environment. The majority of all spent fluids are collected and available for a variety of recycling options.
Airlines are well aware of the fact that clean aircraft use less fuel. Research shows that the most effective means of reducing drag is to maintain aerodynamically clean airplanes (Boeing.com/Aeromagazine 01/13).
The speed and accessibility using the Multi Solution Gate washing system will allow airlines to increase washing frequencies of their aircraft. In addition to substantial cost savings, the Multi Solution Gate helps the aviation industry with its goal of continuing to reduce its environmental footprint.