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Don’t miss GWT presentations at this year’s conference:

10th International Symposium

On Wetland Pollutant Dynamics and Control

10 – 14 September 2023 | Bruges, Belgium


Chiara Sarti, Anacleto Rizzo, Riccardo Bresciani, Fabio Masi, Alain Petitjean, Ania Morvannou, Jan Schuetz, Flor Louage, Vaidotas Kisielius and Dr. Jaime Nivala (keynote) will present work which has been authored or co-authored by GWT members.





Buffalo airport

Vertical flow FBA system treating deicing fluids of Buffalo airport, New York

Aerated Gravel Beds are an essential component to the redesign of the airport’s
storm water management system. The beds provide treatment of “first flush”
storm water, which is heavily laden with glycols during the deicing season. To
treat the glycol, the beds include Naturally Wallace's patented technology,
"Forced Bed Aeration " that supplies oxygen uniformly over the system and
permits operator control of treatment. The distribution of wetland influent is also
optimized so as to reduce “bio-clots” within the beds gravel. Also important to
the project was a treatability study that established cold weather reaction rates
for the treatment of spent deicing liquid.

Additional Info

  • In operation since: 2009-09-01
  • Type of wastewater treated: Other
  • Type of wastewater (other): Deicing fluids
  • Hydraulic load: 4.500 m³/day
  • Location: New York USA
  • Client: Buffalo airport
  • Stage 1 type: FBA vertical flow
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The IWA Specialist Group on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control is organizing two new online events of YWP career pathways series where established professionals of the field will share their experiences and views on career opportunities in the wetland world.

21st of September at 2:00 pm (CEST), Gabriela Dotro (Senior Researcher at Cranfield University), Link

15th November at 1:30 pm (CET), Scott Wallace (CEO Naturally Wallace - GWT founding member), Link