Want to recover and recycle valuable liquids? Manchester Airports Group used their Big Brute Suck & Pump

February 29, 2016

Manchester Airports Group used a Big Brute Suck & Pump Industrial Vacuum Cleaner to recover and recycle aircraft de-icing fluid.

Removing ice and snow from the wings and tail of an aircraft, and preventing it forming, is essential for a safe take-off.

Once the de-icing fluid had been applied to an aircraft, it would run off onto the apron. This would then be washed into the sewer as trade effluent.

Mark Stewart, Environment Engineer at Manchester Airports Group, was looking for a more environmentally friendly way of handling this run-off.

Mark thought a large industrial vacuum cleaner could be used to collect the de-icer from the apron and, after a quick Google, found the Big Brutes.

We recommended the Big Brute Suck & Pump with a front-mounted squeegee. It’s ideal for sucking up liquid waste and its front-mounted floor squeegee cleans large, wet floor areas quickly and easily.

Mark also liked the ability to empty it rapidly through the rear dump valve, or in a more controlled way with its discharge pump. This is ideal for a more controlled recovery into IBCs or containers.

Mark’s trial with the Big Brute Suck & Pump was a success. It enabled them to collect the run-off de-icer and process it so the polyethylene glycol could be reused.

“The Big Brute Suck & Pump performed remarkably well, picking up liquid and leaving the apron dry to the touch,” Mark told us.

“It did exactly what we needed it to do.”

Manchester Airports Group is the country’s largest UK-owned airport operator.

Find out more about how the Big Brute Suck & Pump can help you recover valuable fluids for recycling.

Big Brute Suck & Pump At Manchester Airport On A Runway