Deicer Corrosion to DOT Equipment and Vehicles: Best Practices in Prevention and Mitigation Webinar

  • Deicer Corrosion to DOT Equipment and Vehicles: Best Practices in Prevention and Mitigation Webinar
  • 05/21/2018

Presenter(s)

  • Dr. Xianming Shi, P.E.

  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Washington State University

Abstract

Today’s motor vehicles and DOT equipment are made of a wide array of metals such as carbon steel, cast iron, aluminum alloys, magnesium alloys, and copper and copper alloys. All of these metallic components are subject to the corrosive effects of common snow and ice control materials known as deicers. The introduction of alternative deicers (other than sodium chloride) into winter road maintenance operations has made the corrosive effects more complex. The talk will start from the background of the deicer corrosion to DOT equipment and vehicles, explain the role of chloride-based deicers in metallic corrosion, and then discuss the corrosion mitigation strategies available (with a focus on the preventive methods and recent research advances). It will conclude with the key findings and proposed research needs.

Speaker Bio(s)

Dr. Xianming Shi, P.E. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Washington State University. He serves as an Associate Director for two USDOT-sponsored University Transportation Centers, Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions & Education (CAMMSE) and Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates (CESTiCC), for both of which he was one of founding members. His research activities aim at reducing environmental footprint of infrastructure deterioration and enabling sustainable highway maintenance and operations. Before joining WSU, Dr. Shi was a Research Professor at Montana State University and Program Manager at the Western Transportation Institute. He has more than 20 years of experience in conducting engineering and science research, with a demonstrated publication record (H-index of 35).

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