CESTiCC: Determination of Soil Organic Carbon and Soil Chloride Concentrations: An initial effort to determine if chloride-based road deicers impact

AIDC project number: 1606


Laura Fay



  • Start Date: Apr 1, 2017
  • End Date: Apr 30, 2018

Project Documents

Project Final Report

Project Summary

The objective of this research project is to assess if the use of chloride-based snow and ice control products have an impact on potential carbon sequestration rates in the near road environment, and if so, the potential magnitude of this influence. This will be accomplished by sampling roadside soils and testing for total organic carbon and chlorides and comparing this data to measured carbon flux.