Evaluation of organic anti-icing agents for winter maintenance of transportation facility

Considering the facts that road salts pose significant environmental impacts and infrastructural damages, this research will evaluate the organic products for snow and ice control for transportation facilities. An extensive field tests will be conducted focusing snow melting performances of the organic liquids over regular bine over an expected ranges of weather and other external variables in a parking lot in the winter season. While the tests will be conducted in parking lots settings, the results can equally be used for other transportation facility (i.e., roadway maintenance) after adjusting of the facility specific factors.

Faranak Hosseini
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Liping Fu