LABORATORY TESTS OF THE PERFORMANCE OF HIGHWAY DE-ICING CHEMICALS AND WINTER SAND ON COMPACTED SNOW AND ICE

This project investigated the following issues related to snow and ice control on highways: the performance of sands for traction enhancement; the performance of salt and sand/salt mixtures; the effect of pre-wetting on the reaction time of salt and its retention on the road surface in windy conditions; and the effect of pre-wetting on the retention of sand on the road surface in windy conditions. Study methods included a literature review and tests of four sands over a range of application rates, temperatures, and types of surfaces. This report presents the results of these tests, including friction factors observed and degree of retention of sand.

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    Ontario Ministry of Transportation

    1201 Wilson Avenue
    Downsview, Ontario  Canada  M3M 1J8
  • Authors:
    • Comfort, G
  • Publication Date: 1994

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 77 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720337
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1895925428
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1996 12:00AM