Field Usage of Alternative Deicers for Snow and Ice Control

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 20:00

This Transportation Research Synthesis (TRS) summarizes non-chloride based deicers available on the market at this time, including acetate, formate, glycol, and succinate based deicing products. This report explores their feasibility for use as alternatives to chloride based deicers, and identifies next steps to determine if a non-chloride based deicer is a viable option for implementation in winter maintenance operations by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and local snow and ice removal providers.  The full synthesis is available online at http://dot.state.mn.us/research/TRS/2017/TRS1706.pdf