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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

  • CESTiCC Project Number
    Principal Investigator(s)

    Laura Fay

    Project Dates
    • Start: April 2017
    • End: April 2018
  • Funding Agency
    Project Budget

Project Information

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.


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