Product Data

GEOSALT™ Deicer

DESCRIPTION

GEOSALT™ is a granular deicing product that features ice control performance superior to traditional highway salt, but is less corrosive and can reduce overall environmental damanger from winter maintenance operations. A proven technology, GEOSALT™ can be used to pre-treat a surface or to de-ice accumulation. GEOSALT™ is effective at temperatures where regular salt is not.

GEOSALT™ is a granular deicing product that features ice control performance superior to traditional highway salt, but is less corrosive and can reduce overall environmental damage from winter maintenance operations. A proven technology, GEOSALT™ can be used to pre-treat a surface or to de-ice accumulation. GEOSALT™ is effective at temperatures where regular salt is not.

GEOSALT™ is treated with GEOMELT® 55, a naturally-derived, environmentally friendly material, with a proven track record established through years of use by winter maintenance professionals. GEOMELT® 55 meets the strict specifications of the Pacific Northwest Snowfighters and is the key ingredient in the GEOMELT® family of ice control products produced by Horizon Products.

The treatment process coats each granule with a layer of the highly effective GEOMELT® base ingredient. This coating serves three functions: First, it maintains a constant file of liquid around each granule so melting begins immediately upon application without waiting for the initial brine process. Second, once the brine process does start, the initial solution is actually a concentrated GEOMELT® / brine blend similar to GEOMELT® S, another value added product in the GEOMELT® family. Third, the slightly tacky nature of the coating causes the granule to stick to the surface where it is applied, significantly reducing bounce and scatter.

As a result, GEOSALT™ can be applied at 1/3 the rate of rock salt. That translated directly into more miles treated per load as well as less chlorides being introduced into the environment. Because of the performance enhancement, the product can work at a lower effective temperature than salt and will begin to work quicker as well. The organic coating reduces corrosion to equipment and is less corrosive overall compared to rock salt. In addition, GEOSALT™ resists crusting and chunking compared to regular salt when properly stored.

GEOSALT™ is supplied in bulk and in bagged quantities ready to use or can be blended on-site using your salt.

TYPICAL PROPERTIES

  Appearance: Brown granular
  Odor: Slightly-sweet
  Handling: Store covered or indoors.
  Stability: Properly stored, no leaching or separation of components occurs. Biologically stable. GEOSALT™ remains uniform and free flowing – no crusting and chunking.
  Water Miscibility: Complete

APPLICATIONS

GEOSALT™ is highly effective for both anti-icing and deicing. The suggested usage levels should be considered as starting points and should be adjusted as needed based on operator experience and to meet local conditions such as current and expected road and air temperatures, precipitation, traffic volume, etc.

Anti-icing

  • Apply according to Salt Institute guidelines, but reduce application rate by approximately 30%. If heavy accumulation is predicted, apply at normal rate, but reduce the rate of subsequent applications.
  • Apply before, or new the onset of precipitation.
  • Plow accumulation, and reapply if necessary.

Benefits:

  • Prevents ice and snow from sticking to the pavement, making removal easier.
  • Lowers maintenance costs be reducing applications/quantities needed.
  • The brine process starts immediately.
  • Reduces bounce and scatter loss during application by over 80%.
  • Less salt is needed so environmental impact is reduced.

Deicing

  • Apply according to Salt Institute guidelines, but reduce application rate by approximately 30% of what the accumulation would normally call for.
  • Allow to penetrate accumulation then plow as usual.

Benefits:

  • Lowers maintenance costs by reducing application and quantities needed.
  • Starts the brine process starts immediately.
  • Effective at lower temperature than rock salt.
  • Reduces chloride loading and environmental impact.


The information and recommendations in this publication are, to the best of the seller’s knowledge, accurate. However, because of numerous factors affecting test results, seller makes no warranty of any kind, express or implied, other than the product conforms to its applicable current standard specifications. Statements concerning the use of the products or formulations described herein are not to be construed as recommending the infringement of any patent.