Reuse of Aqueous Waste Streams in Transportation Related Applications

Aqueous waste streams produced from commercial, industrial, and municipal processes may be potentially reused for transportation applications. The objectives of this project were to identify potential transportation-related applications for aqueous waste streams available in South Dakota, develop guidance for the beneficial reuse of aqueous waste streams, and evaluate the reuse of MIEX® brine generated by the Watertown Municipal Water Treatment Plant. This study identified many aqueous wastes from municipal water and wastewater treatment facilities, industrial and agricultural processes in South Dakota that can be potentially used for ice and dust control. Beneficial reuse of these waste streams requires a comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness, safety, economics, environmental benefits and risks, and adherence to local, state, and federal regulations. The evaluation of MIEX® brine suggests it can be used as a feed solution to produce final brine products at South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) facilities for winter road maintenance. Reusing the MIEX® brine in the Aberdeen region may reduce the cost of brine disposal for the City of Watertown and reduce the cost of winter road maintenance for SDDOT.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    South Dakota State University, Brookings

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Brookings, SD  United States  57007

    South Dakota Department of Transportation

    700 East Broadway Avenue
    Pierre, SD  United States  57501

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hua, Guanghui
    • Hansen, Gregory
    • Min, Kyungnan
    • Schmit, Christopher
  • Publication Date: 2018-9


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 67p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01685264
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MPC-18-363
  • Contract Numbers: MPC-499
  • Created Date: Nov 13 2018 12:26PM