A REVOLUTION IN WINTER MAINTENANCE

In a 2-year post-Strategic Highway Research Program winter maintenance study, anti-icing techniques were evaluated to assess their effectiveness and optimum conditions for usage. Anti-icing measures prevent the bond between ice and pavement from forming, whereas deicing destroys the bond between ice and pavement that has already formed. This article describes anti-icing technology as revolutionary, reporting that anti-icing techniques are preventive rather than reactive in nature. Some of the application methods are outlined. Also, information regarding the dissemination of research findings to state departments of transportation is highlighted.

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00720405
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1996 12:00AM