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Magnesium Chloride Applications
We use products that are both proven to work most effectively and be as safe to the environment as possible for these types of applications. Environmental studies conducted in the 1980s showed magnesium chloride to be less toxic than baking soda or salt. Unlike sand, it won't crack your windshield or chip your car's paint, and tests have shown that the proper application of magnesium chloride produces no negative effects on ground water, surface water or vegetation.
For anti-icing, a light application of the liquid is laid on a road before a storm to prevent a hard bond of ice, reduce snow buildup and speed snow and ice breakup after the storm. For de-icing, the liquid is applied to remove a thin layer of snowpack or ice already on the road. It can be very effective for melting black ice and freezing rain.
An excellent article about keeping the Colorado roads clear of ice by Wired dot com:
“Once we verify that the storm’s coming, we start applying product,” says Lester. That product is usually magnesium chloride, a liquid deicer that lowers the freezing point of a roadway by approximately 10 degrees Fahrenheit. CDOT believes the liquid is better for the environment than solid forms of salt, because the byproduct can’t wash into streams as much. It’s also an improvement over sand which can become ground up by passing traffic and float in the air, sometimes causing serious air pollution problems nicknamed the “brown cloud”.
From the Wikipedia:
Magnesium chloride is the name for the chemical compounds with the formulas MgCl2 and its various hydrates MgCl2(H2O)x. These salts are typical ionic halides, being highly soluble in water. The hydrated magnesium chloride can be extracted from brine or sea water. In North America, magnesium chloride is produced primarily from Great Salt Lake brine.
Use in Ice Control:
While it is generally accepted that ongoing use of any de-icer (ice melter) will eventually contribute to some degradation of the concrete surface to which it is applied, some de-icers are gentler on concrete than others. Conflicting information in regards to magnesium chloride- and calcium chloride-based liquid de-icers have left many unsure which choice is best-suited for their needs.
Past studies have often utilized high temperatures to accelerate the impact to concrete. By setting parameters that more closely represent real-world de-icing conditions, Purdue University researchers measured the impact of magnesium chloride and calcium chloride to concrete. Their study concluded that calcium chloride damages concrete twice as fast as magnesium chloride does.
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This picture was taken in July as we are just getting stocked up for the next winter’s storms to bring us snow and ice.
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