Evaluation of Liquid Deicing Materials for Winter Maintenance Applications

Kentucky typically spends between $40 million and $80 million per year on snow and ice removal and road treatments. Currently, KYTC relies solely on the use of salt brine and calcium chloride as the basic components of its liquid anti‐icing and deicing efforts. During extremely severe winters, up to 2.5 million gallons of brine may be used. New additives for brine are now being marketed, but their effectiveness and overall value for improving snow and ice control procedures and processes is unknown. There are also logistical issues associated with use of additives, such as the need for additional storage, as well as concerns about the safe handling and distribution of these additives at KYTC’s 124 snow and ice maintenance facilities. Using liquid additives for snow and ice applications could result in significant financial savings and prove more effective.

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    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $175000
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR 18-566

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      200 Mero Street
      Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
    • Managing Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      200 Mero Street
      Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center
      College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Lammers, Erin

      Pigman, Jerry

    • Start Date: 20170701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20181231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01677323
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: SPR 18-566
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 1 2018 2:25PM