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First Advisor

Derren Rosbach

Second Advisor

Sharon Wulf

Date

2012

Abstract

Road salt deicing started in the United States during the 1940s and is still commonly used today (Glancy & Hinkle, 1986, p.1). The consequences of using road salt on infrastructure and the environment were discovered in the 1970s, and in 1976 the Environmental Protection Agency completed its first assessments on road salt. The results lead the Federal Highway Administration to seek an alternative to road salt (Glancy & Hinkle, 1986, p.1). This project shares the results of various studies that support calcium magnesium acetate as a noteworthy alternative to road salt. Several alternative deicers are analyzed. Based on several variables, calcium magnesium acetate is an environmentally friendly alternative. An implementation plan was devised for calcium magnesium acetate given the results of several studies.

Keywords

The World's Water

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Rights

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Course

The World's Water

Program

Great Problems Seminar

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application/pdf

Calcium Magnesium Acetate A Green Deicer


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