Environment

The Environment research topic has historically been focused on three primary areas including water, air, and noise. Each of these areas has been further separated into subtopics of emphasis, such as groundwater, wastewater, various air quality concerns, and noise modeling. Other topics have also been added to this overall research field to address issues such as NEPA compliance, alternative fuels, and climate change impacts.

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Identifying Viable Techniques for Modifying NextGen Flight Track Design to Reduce Community Noise Exposure and Annoyance

This research would examine several examples where implementation of Metroplex or other procedures has resulted in widespread increased community complaints and would explore options for redesigning those flight tracks to reduce noise concentrations over noise sensitive areas while satisfying project design goals and constraints. Changes in aircraft noise exposure, fuel consumption, and air emissions would be quantified ...more »

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Methods for Evaluating Airfield Pavement Deicer Contributions to Airport Stormwater Quality

The objective of this research is to develop guidance for airports to quantitatively identify the contributions of airfield pavement deicers to environmentally relevant characteristics of stormwater discharges, such as COD and BOD.

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Sustainable Aviation Jet Fuel Economic Benefits Toolkit for Airports

Develop a spreadsheet tool and user guidebook for airports to quantify the non-energy benefits of SAJF in their region, to enable more accurate and comprehensive benefit-cost analysis for investment and policy decision-making.

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Develop Protocol for Carbon Offset by using Vegetarian Food in Airports and Aircrafts

Perform economic, environmental and social benefits analysis of using plant based diet in airports and flights. Industrial meat, poultry, and dairy production has a huge footprint of resource consumption--energy, water, and land. As a result the practice produces air, water and land pollution. The practice also causes human health related deceases. A triple Bottom Line analysis of low carbon plant based food usage ...more »

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Advanced Airport Stormwater Management Training

The objective of this research project is to develop more topic-specific in-depth training courses and materials to build upon the courses developed under the 02-61 project to create an “Airport Stormwater 201” curriculum.

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