Monday, May 29, 2017

Deputy Chairman Yegor lauds new anti-icing material

The deputy chairman of the Improvement Authority Yekaterinburg eputy chairman recently announced that as of January 1, advanced anti-icing material has begun to be applied to roads in Yekaterinburg.

According to Yegor, the municipality refused to use even sand-salt mixtures as late as five years ago, which caused authorities to instead rely on tens of thousands of tons of sand that turned into mud when then spring thaw began, E1.ru reports. Salt in its pure form also failed to alleviate the problem and caused damage to automobiles.

Now, to prevent icy roads and the ensuing accidents, service improvement professionals have begun the application of "Bionord" to the streets and roads in the municipality. Bionord is a white powder that was developed based on sodium chloride. The powder dissolves completely in water and does not contain impurities like sand or other substances. Because it lacks these impurities, Bionord leaves no residue and works in temperatures as low as minus 30 degrees, which is an important attribute in the Urals region.

Because of Bionords biophylic elements, it also does not poison soil and has less material impact on the shoes and clothes of citizens, E1.ru reports. It also has less of a negative impact on the metal in cars.