EVALUATION OF THE USE OF SALT BRINE FOR DEICING PURPOSES

The formation of snowpack and ice on roadways is of major concern during snow removal operations. The use of conventional methods requires substantial use of deicing chemicals and equipment. A new method for destroying snowpack and ice, which utilizes high-speed sodium chloride brine jet streams, is discussed herein. This report describes the prototype unit, its calibration and stationary facilities for making the brine solution. Data obtained from field testing the unit on Interstate 84 in Connecticut during the winters of 1977-78 and 1976-77 is contained herein. Application - rate data are compared for conventional methods and the salt brine concept for the past two winter seasons. Use of the prototype for special icing situations is also discussed. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 275-281
  • Monograph Title: SNOW REMOVAL AND ICE CONTROL RESEARCH
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193891
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM