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Main Title A search : new technology for pavement snow and ice control /
Author Murray, Donald M. ; Eigerma, Maria R.
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Eigerman, Maria R.,
CORP Author Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, Mass.
Publisher [Office of Research and Monitoring, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency],
Year Published 1972
Report Number EPA R2 72 125; EPA-68-01-0706; EPA-Z-800615; 10883
Stock Number PB-221 250
Subjects Snow removal. ; Ice prevention and control. ; Slush on pavements, runways, etc.
Additional Subjects ( Highways ; Deicing) ; ( Snow removal ; Highways) ; Reviews ; Heating ; Deicers ; Ice ; Water pollution ; Inorganic salts ; Performance evaluation ; Cost estimates
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NTIS  PB-221 250 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation vii, 55 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
A study was undertaken to search for new approaches to the problem of snow removal and ice control. Proven techniques of technology transfer were applied for the purpose of identifying technologies that have not yet been used for deicing purposes. Contracts with specialists and a 'brainstorming session' were used to determine strategies for search of computerized data banks. Although several approaches were identified, none are immediately useable. Results indicate that: (1) More information is needed on salt damage to the environment, highway structures, and vehicles in order to perform accurate cost-benefit analyses of alternative approaches. (2) More complete knowledge is needed on the effects of alternate chemical deicers. (3) Pavement heating is an expensive means of removing snow and ice but can be justified in special cases for safety or environmental reasons. (4) Two mechanical devices, snow plow with compressed air and a brush and blower system require further testing and development. (5) Research is required to identify a hydrophobic substance which can be applied to pavement to reduce ice adhesion. A brief cost estimate of the various approaches has been included.
Prepared for Office of Research and Monitoring, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Contract no. 68-01-0706; project no. z-800615. Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.