Determination of Soil Organic Carbon and Soil Chloride Concentrations: An Initial Effort to Determine if Chloride-based Road Deicers Impact Carbon Sequestration Rates in Roadside Right-of-ways

The objective of this research project is to assess if the use of chloride-based snow and ice control products have an impact on potential carbon sequestration rates in the near road environment, and if so, the potential magnitude of this influence. This will be accomplished by sampling roadside soils and testing for total organic carbon and chlorides and comparing this data to measured carbon flux.

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $52429
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT13-G-UTC49

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates

    University of Alaska Fairbanks
    P.O. Box 755900
    Fairbanks, AK  United States  99775

    Montana State University, Bozeman

    College of Engineering
    Bozeman, MT  United States  59717

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates

    University of Alaska Fairbanks
    P.O. Box 755900
    Fairbanks, AK  United States  99775
  • Project Managers:

    Liu, Jenny

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates

    University of Alaska Fairbanks
    P.O. Box 755900
    Fairbanks, AK  United States  99775
  • Principal Investigators:

    Fay, Laura

  • Start Date: 20170401
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180430
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01641026
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC49
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 14 2017 12:28PM