This salt-embedded asphalt could help with frozen roads and icy driving conditions, which could make a difference in the aftermath of Jonas. Discovered by a team at Koc University in Turkey, the material could come in handy all winter long.
The frozen roads-preventing invention consists of bitumen, salt potassium formate and polymer styrene-butadiene-styrene. Lab results suggest the material could have a significant effect in delaying ice formation on the road, potentially even leading to years of ice-proof streets.
The salt-embedded asphalt could save municipal governments a considerable sum of money that it would spend on roads in inclement weather. Many possible applications exist, including public spaces and pavement not just used for cars. This would also lead to improved public health and safety.
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