This report contains the results of a study to minimize the loss to the environment of chemicals used in controlling snow and ice on highways. Practical guidelines are presented for the use of deicing chemicals. (1) Supervisory aspects of proper chemical usage are defined, including organization and personnel training. (2) Efficient snow and ice control requires good judgment and appropriate action. Elements of proper decision-making are discussed, including weather forecasting, setting chemical application rates, and accounting for chemical usage. (3) The backbone of winter road maintenance is equipment. General requirements and major equipment classes are described. Methods are given for accurate spreader calibrations. (4) Means are described for developing and enlisting the support of citizens and drivers for winter road maintenance policies. (5) Legal requirements for and constraints on snow and ice control are described.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated Jul 74, PB-236 152.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Little (Arthur D), Incorporated

    Acorn Park
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140

    National Environmental Research Center

    Advanced Waste Treatment Research Laboratory
    Cincinnati, OH  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Richardson, D L
    • Terry, R C
    • Metzger, J
    • Carroll, R J
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 164 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090719
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: EPA-68-03-0154
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM