PHYSICAL ALTERNATIVES TO CHEMICALS FOR HIGHWAY DEICING

The objectives of this 3-year study are to use data from the literature supplemented by analyses to identify and evaluate physical alternatives for deicing highways and to improve the evaluation of the most promising alternatives with the results from laboratory and field tests so that implementable and developable alternatives will be determined. A total of 21 alternative physical deicing concepts were identified, evaluated and screened for their potential usefulness in the three steps necessary for successful deicing. These steps are: (1) the prevention, reduction or elimination of the bond to the pavement; (2) the breaking and dislodgment of the snow/ice; and (3) the removal of the snow/ice from the traveled way. Up to five alternative physical deicing concepts have been identified for potential laboratory testing. The first set of recommended laboratory tests will investigate the effectiveness of various ice cutting edges. /Author/

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    • This Paper appeared in TRB Special Report 185, Snow Removal and Ice Control Research.Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved
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    • Blackburn, Robert R
    • St John, Andrew D
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  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 176-184
  • Monograph Title: SNOW REMOVAL AND ICE CONTROL RESEARCH
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  • Accession Number: 00193876
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM