Editor's Notebook: Deicing Update

Editor's Notebook: Deicing Update

Magnesium chloride deicers used on roadways and bridges around the U.S. may be doing more damage than previously thought.

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April 12, 2019

Here's an item of interest if you're using mag chloride as part of your deicing strategy.

Researchers have found common magnesium chloride deicers used on roadways and bridges around the U.S. may be doing more damage than previously thought. Samples of concrete exposed to magnesium chloride in the laboratory with repeated freeze-and-thaw cycles lost more strength than samples exposed to rock salt – even though they showed no visual signs of damage.

CLICK HERE for more information on Washington State University Professor Xianming Shi’s research.