Measuring Dispersal and Tracking of Anti-Icing and Deicing Chemicals using In-Situ Hyperspectral Data – Phase II: In-Situ Terrestrial Field Data Collection

PI: Nathan Belz (UAF),, ORCID: 0000-0003-0814-110X

Co PIs: none

AMOUNT & MATCH: $67,000 from PacTrans; $67,000 Match

PERFORMANCE PERIOD: 8/16/2018 – 8/15/2020

STATUS: Active

CATEGORIES: Anti-Icing and Deicing Chemicals, Winter Management



FINAL PROJECT REPORT: will be available once completed

PROJECT DATA: will be available once completed

DESCRIPTION: The objectives of Phase II of this project are threefold. First, develop a robust in-field sampling plan to measure anti-icing and deicing chemical concentrations under varied environmental, geometric and volumetric conditions. Second, conduct the field data collection. Third, develop and conduct a robust sampling strategy to quantify the amount of anti-icing and deicing chemical loss due to imposed processes. Lastly, use these findings to inform and improve winter maintenance efforts and strategies.

The results and deliverables of this research will demonstrate broader applicability of hyperspectral sensing technologies in the field of transportation. The findings of this research serve to quantify the amount and nature of imposed loss of anti-icing and deicing chemicals and might provide information that can be used to better inform winter maintenance efforts and activities. This will improve the efforts of DOT’s and other municipalities to effectively manage and mitigate the effects of winter precipitation events. In turn, this will directly improve winter mobility of our highway systems.

Research Project Progress Report #1 4/10/2019 4/11/2019
Research Project Progress Report #2 10/10/2019 10/16/2019
Research Project Progress Report #3 4/10/2020
No Cost Extension Request 6/15/2020
Draft Report 6/15/2020
Final Project Report 8/15/2020