ICEPHOBIC COATINGS FOR HIGHWAY PAVEMENTS

In the development of suitable icephobic substances to mitigate ice adhesion to adhesion to pavement surfaces, a goal of functional usefulness was established. Specified objectives included cost effectiveness, minimum environmental pollution, use of standard materials and equipment, acceptable wear characteristics and minimum deleterious effects. Materials optimization progressed from laboratory tests to field testing. Factors investigated included various pavement and tire types, environment, toxicity, wear, ice/snow adhesion and sprayed or mix incorporated substances. Nineteen formulations were utilized at the Test Facility in 1976-77; sixteen in 1977-78. Substances are ranked on change in skid resistance, water beading efficacy, and snow/ice removal. The ratings are numerical, subjective and based on numerous iterative observations. Unusually mild winter weather conditions in Eastern Washington in 1976-77 restricted the desired operational parameters. More testing was accomplished in 1977-78. This report covers both winter seasons. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 106-115
  • Monograph Title: SNOW REMOVAL AND ICE CONTROL RESEARCH
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193866
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM