MINIMIZING DEICING CHEMICAL USE
This report presents the results of a comprehensive review and evaluation of the approaches being used by highway agencies to minimize the use of chemicals in snow- and ice-removal operations consistent with maintaining an acceptable level of highway service. Procedures reported on include: prewetting salt (sodium chloride) with liquid chemicals; direct application of liquid chemicals; improved spreader calibration techniques; better management control; special training programs; better use of weather forecasts; use of abrasives in lieu of straight chemicals; and improved snowplow operations. Desirable chemical storage practices are also discussed. /NCHRP/
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- Publication Date: 1974
- Media Type: Digital/other
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 62 p.
- NCHRP Synthesis of Highway Practice
- Issue Number: 24
- Publisher: Transportation Research Board
- ISSN: 0547-5570
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- TRT Terms: Abrasives; Chemicals; Cold weather; Deicers (Equipment); Handling and storage; Operations; Reviews; Snow and ice control; Snowplows; Sodium chloride; Sodium chloride; Storage facilities; Weather forecasting
- Uncontrolled Terms: Deicers
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Freight Transportation; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Terminals and Facilities; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00260443
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: HR 20-5
- Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
- Created Date: Oct 11 1974 12:00AM