Nature-Inspired Safer Alternative to Road Salts Is in the Works
University of Denver researchers are developing road salt alternatives that are safer for nature. Read all about it here.
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A group of scientists from the University of Denver is developing alternatives to the harmful road salts that are used to lower the freezing point of water, causing disruptive snow to thaw from our roads in snowy months, as per a report on the World Economic Forum.
Road salts are typically a less-refined form of table salt, or sodium chloride, that can also include other compounds, such as magnesium chloride and potassium chloride.
The problem with these types of salts is that, despite the fact that nearly 20 million tons are used on U.S. roads per year, they cause extensive damage to vehicles, road infrastructure, and the environment.