Bioaugmentation to degrade the organic de-icers acetate and monopropylene glycol at low temperatures.

@article{Forrez2009BioaugmentationTD,
  title={Bioaugmentation to degrade the organic de-icers acetate and monopropylene glycol at low temperatures.},
  author={Ilse Forrez and Willy Verstraete},
  journal={Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={60 6},
  pages={1401-7}
}
Two de-icers, potassium acetate and monopropylene glycol (MPG), used widespread as a runway and wing de-icer respectively, can exert high BOD in the surrounding waters. A bioaugmentation approach to degrade these de-icer compounds in the drainage water prior to discharge has been tested. A microbial consortium originating from soil was enriched at low… CONTINUE READING