Upcycling agro wastes as additives for sustainable roadway anti-icing operations

Building on the success of a Washington State University (WSU) patent technology, this project will further upcycle agro wastes from the State of Washington and turn them into novel anti-icing liquids for the market, tailored to meet the varying requirements in anti-icing performance, cost-effectiveness, and minimized footprint. The products will reduce the amount of chloride salt by at least 20% while achieving better overall performance than beet juice/salt brine blends (and salt brine). Second, they will feature greatly reduced oxygen demand and aquatic toxicity (key differentiator). Project tasks include: further development in the lab; WSU parking lot tests; and city street testing of the developed anti-icing liquids.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $96000
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551947137

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Washington State University Cougar Cage Program

    PO Box 641020
    Pullman, WA  United States  99164

    Transportation Infrastructure Durability & Life Extension

    Washington State University
    Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Pullman, Washington  United States  99164

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    Transportation Infrastructure Durability & Life Extension

    Washington State University
    Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Pullman, Washington  United States  99164
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Infrastructure Durability & Life Extension

    Washington State University
    Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Pulman, Washington  United States  99163
  • Principal Investigators:

    Shi, Xianming

  • Start Date: 20211101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20221231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers
  • Subprogram: Transportation Infrastructure Durability & Life Etension

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01838144
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Transportation Infrastructure Durability and Life-Extension
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551947137
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Mar 1 2022 3:43PM