- Investigating Longevity of Corrosion Inhibitors and Performance of Deicer Products Under Storage or After Pavement Application, 2011
This study evaluated the longevity of corrosion inhibitors and the performance of inhibited deicer products under storage or on the roadway. The research was sponsored by PNS and the Washington State Department of Transportation.
- Determining the Toxicity of Deicing Materials
This research project will determine the toxicity of deicing chemicals in the following base chemical categories: Magnesium Chloride, Calcium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Acetate and Glycerol. The goal is to develop a ranking of the chemicals according to toxicity.
- Development of Standardized Test Procedures for Evaluating Deicing Chemicals, 2010
This study identified standardized tests and procedures that may help states determine the relative performance of deicers. The study was completed through the Clear Roads pooled fund research program.
- Correlating Lab Testing and Field Performance for Deicing and Anti-icing Chemicals (Phase I), 2010
This research project provided recommendations for conducting lab and field testing to measure performance characteristics of deicing and anti-icing chemicals. The study was completed through the Clear Roads pooled fund research program.
- Washington State Department of Transportation 2002-2003 Salt Pilot Project
This report presents the results of a field evaluation conducted by the Washington State Department of Transportation comparing the use of sodium chloride for highway snow and ice control with corrosion-inhibited snow and ice control chemicals.
- Memorandum on Corrosion Issues, 2002
This memorandum from the Montana Department of Transportation Research Program to the Concrete Scaling Committee explains issues and next steps identified regarding the potential connection between deicer use and concrete scaling.
- Temperature and Humidity Effects on the Co-efficient of Friction Value after Application of Liquid Anti-Icing Chemicals (Slickness Report), 1999
This study investigated whether or not a “slipperiness” develops on the roadway when anti-icing chemicals are transitioning from a liquid to a solid or a solid to a liquid.