Application Guidelines for Optimal Deicing and Anti-Icing Webinar
- Application Guidelines for Optimal Deicing and Anti-Icing
Dr. Kamal Hossain
- Department of Civil Engineering
- Memorial University of Newfoundland
Determining a proper winter road maintenance treatment for a given winter event is extremely important, from both economic and transportation sustainability perspective. This talk provides an overview of current winter road maintenance practice for highways, city roads, and parking lot and sidewalk pavements. It presents a guide for selecting an optimal road salt application rate for specific weather, treatment and level of service requirement for the roadway. The talk also includes a discussion on the fundamental of pavement de-icing and anti-icing, which is essential in understanding and determining an optimal winter road treatment option.
Dr. Kamal Hossain is an assistant professor of civil engineering at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada. Dr. Hossain’s recent research is focused in the area of pavement materials, pavement management and winter road maintenance. Before joining Memorial University in 2017, Dr. Hossain conducted his postgraduate and graduate research studies at Illinois Center for Transportation at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in USA, Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology (CPATT), and Intelligent Transportation System Solution Laboratory at University of Waterloo in Canada. At Memorial, he teaches mechanics of materials, highway and pavement engineering courses. Currently, he supervises seven graduate students who are working on various topics in pavement engineering, supported by Memorial, NSERC, MMSB of Government of NL, Stantec, City of St. John’s. Dr. Hossain has contributed in over 30 technical publications. He holds several prestigious awards including NSERC Discovery Grant and NSERC-Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship. He is a member of the Standing Committees on Asphalt Sealants and Fillers for Joints and Cracks (AHD25) and Pavement Maintenance (AHD20) at TRB. He leads a Research Task Force at the Academy of Pavement Science and Engineering (APSE). He is also a member of the ASCE Bituminous Materials Technical Committee, Canadian Technical Asphalt Association (CTAA) and Canadian Society for Civil Engineering.