New Clear Roads Research: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Deicers

A standardized laboratory test is important for assessing the performance of deicers, and helping transportation agencies make informed decisions when it comes to purchasing materials for the winter season. However, ice melting tests have traditionally been difficult to perform in a repeatable, reliable manner.

This Clear Roads project identified equipment improvements and refinements to the mechanical rocker test, giving agencies a more accurate tool for evaluating deicer performance.

Download the final report and two-page brief: Standard Test Procedures for Ice Melting Capacity of Deicers, June 2024.