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Investigation of Alternative Deicers for Snow and Ice Control

  • CESTiCC Project Number
    Principal Investigator(s)

    Laura Fay

    Project Dates
    • Start: October 2016
    • End: March 2018
  • Funding Agency
    CESTiCC, Minnesota DOT & Local Roads Research Board
    Project Budget

Project Information

The goal of this project is to identify alternative deicers to chlorides for snow and ice control operations, with a specific focus on potassium acetate and succinate. The products will be assessed to determine if they allow transportation agencies to meet their defined level of service standards, are cost competitive, and have fewer impacts to the environment and infrastructure. The project will work in conjunction with a synthesis project on this topic for Minnesota DOT. To support and build off this work, this project will aid in the literature review portion of the project, as well as conduct laboratory testing of selected deicing products for comparison of performance to sodium chloride based products. 


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  • Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates (CESTiCC)
  • PO Box 75 5900
  • Fairbanks, AK 99775-5900