Transport, fate and aquatic ecological impact of airport de-icers

Lead Research Organisation: Cranfield University
Department Name: School of Water, Energy and Environment


Millions of litres of de-icers are sprayed on aircraft each winter at airports worldwide. However, a more detailed scientific understanding of de-icers, their transport from airports to surrounding waterbodies and the mechanisms of impact to aquatic ecological communities is required to inform airfield operations and pollution mitigation. This project proposes an interesting combination of field research, laboratory experiments, and pollution transport modelling to answer fundamental questions about pollutant transport and ecological impact that will have immediate, real-world impact.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
NE/S007350/1 01/10/2019 30/09/2027
2276481 Studentship NE/S007350/1 30/09/2019 31/03/2023 Benjamin Michael Exton