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Accession Number PB2013-111525
Title Measuring Salt Retention.
Publication Date Mar 2013
Media Count 35p
Personal Author B. A. Bektas N. Hawkins O. Samdi
Abstract This research developed and completed a field evaluation of salt distribution equipment. The evaluation provides a direct comparison of three different types of salt spreaders at three different truck speeds and brine rates. A rubber mat was divided into eight sample areas to measure the salt distribution across the lane by each variable combination. A total of 264 samples were processed and measured. These results will support future efforts to target areas of efficiencies specific to salt and brine delivery methods. These results support Iowa Department of Transportation efforts to progress winter maintenance efficiencies and ultimately motorist safety.
Keywords Accidents
Brine rates
Chute spreader
Environmental effects
Road safety
Road salt
Salt delivery methods
Salt retention
Salt spreader comparison
Salt truck application speeds
Velocity spreader
Winter maintenance

Source Agency Federal Highway Administration
NTIS Subject Category 85H - Road Transportation
85D - Transportation Safety
43G - Transportation
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
Corporate Author Iowa State Univ., Ames. Institute for Transportation.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1325
Contract Number SPR 90-00-RB02-013

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