Adaptive Management to Improve Deicing Operations

The goal of this project is to find ways to further reduce the use of deicing salts by linking automatically collected data from salting trucks to automatically collected water quality data. The outcomes will take adaptive management (AM) for deicing operations to a new level that would achieve both traffic mobility goals and water quality goals (lower chloride, Cl). The University will communicate this information throughout the state with a web-based AM tool (e.g., a simple spreadsheet tool) and documentation, an online video presentation, and presentation of findings at several professional conferences. This research may lead to multiple benefits: material cost savings; labor savings; user savings; construction savings; reduced life cycle costs; reduced environmental damage; reduced risk; user benefits.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $204,000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    1003325 WO#35

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Local Road Research Board

    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St. Paul, Minnesota  United States  55155-1899
  • Managing Organizations:

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155
  • Project Managers:

    Fateh, Omar

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Minnesota Department of Bioproducts/Biosystems Engineering

    1390 Eckles Ave.
    St. Paul, MN  United States  55108
  • Principal Investigators:

    Baker, Lawrence

  • Start Date: 20170623
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210331
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01638360
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 1003325 WO#35
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 23 2017 10:28AM