This discussion of the investigations undertaken to study the overall problems from the use of salt, deals with the justification for present practices using rock salt, the use of salt substitutes, the use of chemical inhibitors to reduce the salt's corrosive effects, estimating of the quantity of salt needed, the most efficient method of accepting delivery of salt and its handling upon delivery, storage problems, and the best means of transfering salt from storage into spreading equipment. The most practical and economical method for clearing pavements of ice and snow is by the use of rock salt. Detrimental effects of salt utilization appear to be exaggerated. It was estimated that an average of 5,000 tons of rock salt would be required per storm to treat all important traffic arteries. Barge delivery offers the best opportunity for reducing delivery and unloading costs. Four silo-type storage installations are expected to provide a nucleus around which the overall proposed purchasing unloading and storing operations will be centered.

  • Corporate Authors:

    New York, City of, New York

    Office of Engineering, Department of Sanitation
    New York, NY  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1951-3

Media Info

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

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131353
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM