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Main Title Development of a hydrophobic substance to mitigate pavement ice adhesion /
Author Ahlborn, G. H. ; Poehlmann, Jr., H. C.
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Poehlmann, H. C.
CORP Author Ball Bros. Research Corp., Boulder, Colo.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Edison, N.J. Storm and Combined Sewer Section.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA/600/2-76/242; EPA-68-03-0359
Stock Number PB-263 653
Subjects Roads--Snow and ice control. ; Deicing chemicals. ; Pavements--Testing.
Additional Subjects Deicers ; Highways ; Water pollution abatement ; Waterproof coatings ; Silicone coatings ; Stabilization ; Performance tests ; Wear ; Pavements ; Economic analysis ; Bridge decks
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NTIS  PB-263 653 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation xiv, 204 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The specific problem to which this report is addressed is the development of a hydrophobic substance to mitigate the adhesion of ice to pavement as an alternative to deicing chemicals. The factors involved in evaluating this concept are the following: Economics; safety; environmental impact; coating effectiveness; potential pavement damage. As a result of this program, two coating formulations (exact formulae are given in Chapter 5 of this report), have been identified as showing considerable promise as semi-permanent, hydrophobic, road coatings with reduced ice adhesion. They are: A modified (no pigment) Federal Specification TT-P-115D traffic paint containing a room-temperature-curing silicone rubber (Dow Corning DC732) as a release agent; and a silicone resin waterproofing compound (Dow Corning DRI-SIL-73) combined with the same silicone rubber as above. One major achievement in this program was the discovery of a method for stabilizing the highly reactive silicone rubber in a fluid solution for spraying.
"Contract No. 68-03-0359." Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-132). Microfiche.