Did you know, the United States produces 42 million tons of salt in a year? (2019, United States Geological Survey, USGS). Within all that quantity, there is quite a variation in quality. Let's learn more about where all this salt comes from, how it is produced, and the physical and chemical properties that prove not all salt is created equal.
Each year, transportation agencies make choices that affect every single one of us. Their stewardship over our roadways is an important social contract with taxpayers: to wisely use taxpayer dollars to protect lives, keep roads open, and reduce damage to the environment. Selecting the right winter road treatments is one of the most important decisions in this social contract. With one eye on public safety, and another on fiscal responsibility, let’s learn why Ice Slicer is the safest choice for winter roads.
The common misconception that “salt is salt” has trickled through the deicing industry for years. In reality, there are many chemical and physical properties that distinguish different salts from each other. Here we will learn specifically about complex chlorides and why they are so special.