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De-Icing Agent Performance Evaluation

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Project status

Completed

Start date: 09/01/12
End date: 05/31/13

Publications

Report: De-Icing Agent Performance Evaluation (1.00 mb pdf) May 2013

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About the research

Abstract:

The presence of snow and ice during winter in northern states, including Iowa, leads to many problems related to public safety and transportation efficiency. Therefore, selecting a deicing product to solve these problems is important. There is a continuous search for the ideal product that is effective against ice, and not harmful to pavement and environment at the same time.

A laboratory program was carried out to investigate the effects of the de-icing product, named Ossian Season One, on a portland cement concrete pavement mixture. The assessment includes the following:

Based on the findings of this work, the data collected indicate that, in all cases, the effects of Ossian Season One are either acceptable, neutral, or beneficial.