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

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 62 p.
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  • 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