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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 Â°) 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...
- Clean sweeps. Hooker, Kenneth A. // Public Works;Apr2008, Vol. 139 Issue 4, p37
The article focuses on the environmental damage caused by snow and ice control efforts in the U.S. It discusses ways to limit the environmental impact of salt and sand, such as using the right deicing product, using deicing products efficiently, and locating and managing sand and salt storage...
- 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.