Saturday, August 19, 2017

Yekaterinburg tests new ice melting product on sidewalks

This winter, the city of Yekaterinburg started using a new ice melting substance called Bionord on sidewalks.

The city is using the substance on a trial basis, and will later decide whether or not to use it regularly, Ekburg.ru reports.

The chemical composition of Bionord is based on salt, which helps to melt the ice. The version of the product used on sidewalks is different from that which is used in the streets. The sidewalk version melts the ice and snow and leaves behind a layer of gravel that helps prevent slipping.

The ice melting substance is first being tested in pedestrian areas in the perimeter of Small Ring Rd., Chelyuskintsev East-Furmanov-Moscow. It will be decided later whether the product will follow the precedent of the road version of the product and be extended for use throughout the entire city, Ekburg.ru reports.