Jun 15, 2012
Results of salt treatment study expected in 2014
A study of salt treatments on parking lots and sidewalks, scheduled for completion in 2014, will be the first in the world to develop an application standard.
Mar 15, 2012
Managing your winter risk
Not much winter left — possibly — but the risks still exist as long as we are in the freeze-thaw period.
Feb 15, 2012
How much salt is enough?
I came upon a thick layer of salt spread around a city bus stop that made me realize it might be time for an article on application rates.
Jan 15, 2012
City of Ottawa takes leadership role in salt reduction
The City of Ottawa hosted a Smart about Salt summit on Nov. 29 to foster greater public and private partnerships in promoting efficient salt use in the city.
Dec 15, 2011
Rock salt doesn’t melt anything!
In my course Smart about Salt Essentials Training I conduct an experiment using a cold plate, where I simulate a frosting situation in the classroom.
Oct 15, 2011
Sifto resumes salt production after tornado
Sifto Canada has resumed production and shipping of rock salt to highway de-icing and chemical customers from its Goderich rock salt mine.
Jul 14, 2011
Safety vs. the environment: A win-win story
Diverse groups get proactive about program to prevent unnecessary use of salt while assuring public safety.
Jun 15, 2011
Interim salting report released
Research project aims to develop a better understanding of the conditions that influence the effectiveness of commonly used deicing and anti-icing treatments for parking lots and sidewalks.