DEVELOPMENT OF A HYDROPHOBIC SUBSTANCE TO MITIGATE PAVEMENT ICE ADHESION
The specific problem to which this report is addressed is the development of a hydrophobic substance to mitigate the adhesion of ice to pavement as an alternative to deicing chemicals. The factors involved in evaluating this concept are the following: Economics; safety; environmental impact; coating effectiveness; potential pavement damage. As a result of this program, two coating formulations (exact formulae are given in Chapter 5 of this report), have been identified as showing considerable promise as semi-permanent, hydrophobic, road coatings with reduced ice adhesion. They are: A modified (no pigment) Federal Specification TT-P-115D traffic paint containing a room-temperature-curing silicone rubber (Dow Corning DC732) as a release agent; and a silicone resin waterproofing compound (Dow Corning DRI-SIL-73) combined with the same silicone rubber as above. One major achievement in this program was the discovery of a method for stabilizing the highly reactive silicone rubber in a fluid solution for spraying.
- Sponsored in part by Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Edison, N.J. Storm and Combined Sewer Section.
Ball Brothers Research CorporationP.O. Box 1062
Boulder, CO United States 80302
Edison Municipal Environmental Research LaboratoryNew Jersey Storm and Combined Sewer Section
Edison, NJ United States 08817
Cincinnati Municipal Environmental Research LabCincinnati, OH United States
- Ahlborn, G H
- Poehlmann, HCJ
- Publication Date: 1976-12
- Pagination: 218 p.
- TRT Terms: Adhesion; Bridge decks; Coatings; Deicers (Equipment); Development; Economic analysis; Economics; Environmental impacts; Highways; Hydrophobic properties; Ice; Pavements; Performance tests; Protective coatings; Resins; Rubber; Safety; Silicones; Soil stabilization; Traffic paint; Water quality management; Waterproofing materials; Wear
- Uncontrolled Terms: Deicers; Stabilization
- Old TRIS Terms: Silicone coatings; Silicone resins; Water pollution abatement; Waterproof coatings
- Subject Areas: Economics; Environment; Geotechnology; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Materials; Pavements; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00154124
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: EPA/600/2-76/242
- Contract Numbers: EPA-68-03-0359
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM