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- The news about road salt is worse than we thought. Khol, Ronald // Machine Design;11/3/2005, Vol. 77 Issue 21, p10
Focuses on the negative effects of the use of deicing chemicals with road salt treatments on motor vehicles and ecology based on a newsletter from Horton Inc. Functions of the chemical; Vehicle parts and road structures affected by the treatment; Advice given by the company to fleet owners on...
- Wetting the road. // Roads & Bridges;Oct2004, Vol. 42 Issue 10, p64
Discusses a case study on an anti-icing program in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Increase in the use of anti-icing in Marlborough; Use of salt prewetted with liquid calcium chloride for anti-icing program; Remarks from Sandy Waterman, assistant commissioner for Marlborough, on the program;...
- Turning pro on anti-icing. // Roads & Bridges;Dec97, Vol. 35 Issue 12, p30
Focuses on the role played by anti-icing chemicals in providing traffic safety at a reasonable cost. Study conducted by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); Application guidelines from the Manual of Practices for an Effective Highway Anti-Icing Program.
- Strange brew. Sicaras, Victoria K. // Public Works;Jan2009, Vol. 140 Issue 1, p88
The article reports on how Pingree Grove Public Works Director Pat Doherty find a de-icer as a substitute to salt to prevent the accumulation of snows on the roads in Illinois. It states that he purchased the product Magic Minus Zero (Magic-0 °) from Sears Ecological Applications Co. LLC. It...
- There are better ways to break the ice. // Consumer Reports;Nov2000, Vol. 65 Issue 11, p9
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- Snow more buildup. Strawn, Robert // American City & County;Apr94, Vol. 109 Issue 5, p46
Discusses acetate-based deicers for snow and ice build-up prevention. Calcium magnesium acetate (CMA) as alternative to salt; Development of liquid potassium acetate (KA); Action of acetates in reducing corrosion; Use of CMA as deicing agent; Physical characteristics of CMA and KA. INSETS:...
- Getting rid of The White Stuff. Walker, Don // American City & County;Sep2001, Vol. 116 Issue 14, p58
Discusses options for snow-removal operations in pavements. Alternative chemicals used for clearing pavements when temperatures dropped below 15 Fahrenheit; Chemicals available to minimize corrosion; Fertilizer products that can be used for deicing; Factors influencing the effectiveness of snow...
- Road Salt is Toxic, Says Canadian Government. // Natural Life;Sep/Oct2000, Issue 75, p6
Reports that the Canadian Environment Ministry has released a study by Environment Canada on the negative impact of road salt on the environment. Use of salt to de-ice roads for safety; Preference for salt by municipalities due to its lower cost.
- Ice breakers. Williams, Harvey J. // Public Works;Apr2009, Vol. 140 Issue 4, p35
The article offers information on the efficiency of liquid anti-icers and de-icers in managing snowy roads. It says that in a test conducted in Michigan, the salt retention increases to 96% using the liquid anti-icers. It mentions that such liquids will enable operators to decrease the salt...