Evaluation of Liquid Detergents and Methods Used for Airfield Rubber Removal

Four separate detergents were tested to determine their effectiveness in airfield rubber removal to restore friction. Each detergent is applied to the pavement surface in controlled 50' x 30' patches. There were three patches placed for each detergent with increasing levels of mechanical effort and agitation duration ranging from 2 to 4 hours. Upon completion of agitation, a water trailer and spray bar was employed to sufficiently rinse the airfield surface and neutralize the detergent agents. Friction measurements were conducted prior to and after cleaning with a GripTester device towed at a constant velocity of 40 mph.

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    Applied Research Associates

    421 Oak Avenue
    Panama City, FL  United States  32401

    Air Force Research Laboratory

    Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Airbase Technologies Division
    139 Barnes Drive
    Tyndall Air Force Base, FL  United States  32403-5323
  • Authors:
    • Cotter, Brian W
    • Petermann, Jeffrey C
    • Heiser, Julie M
    • Smith, Scott C
  • Publication Date: 2012-7


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Technical Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 67p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01493195
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AFRL-RX-TY-TR-2012-0077
  • Contract Numbers: FA4819-07-D-0001
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 29 2013 9:31AM