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Welcome to the EnviroTech Services blog! Check out all the latest industry tips and tricks coming straight to you from
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Winter Maintenance Best Practices (FREE Webinar)

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Balancing Public Safety and Environmental Safety

Winter road management practices should carefully balance the safety of both the public and
the environment. When ice and snow are not removed from road surfaces, the results are
catastrophic, even deadly for drivers. On the flip side, over-applying caustic treatments to keep roads clear can harm the environment. Let's learn how to responsibly satisfy both these needs.

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Granular Deicers: What Makes Ice Slicer® Unique

EnviroTech is proud to offer Ice Slicer®; a deicer treatment with a special geological history that has given it unique chemical and physical properties that prove not all salt is created equal. Here we will learn more about what makes Ice Slicer® a cut above other salts.

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PM 2.5 vs PM 10: Particle Air Pollution

Why does air pollution get worse during the winter time? You may remember from school scientific experiments, that cold air sinks and warm air rises. Cold air is more dense and moves more slowly than warm air. Sinking cold air can create an atmospheric cap over the earth’s surface, while warm air passes over the top. This cap prevents pollution from dissipating, and creates unhealthy conditions for anyone within it.

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Difference Between Exothermic and Endothermic Processes

Every chemical process involves the transfer of energy. Here, we will learn about 2 important chemical processes: exothermic and endothermic reactions, how they differ, and why they are so important when it comes to deicing roadways.

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What Are Complex Chlorides And Why Do They Matter?

“Salt is salt” is a common misconception which has permeated the deicing industry for years. In reality, there are several chemical and physical properties that distinguish different salts from each other. Let’s learn about a specific type of deicer containing complex chlorides and why that matters for road safety, infrastructure, and the environment.

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When to Fill Your Shed

As we sit poolside, sipping lemonade, winter can feel so far away. Simply out of sight and out of mind. It is understandably difficult to bother ourselves with concerns of bundling up and preparing for winter storms. However, it is during these times that we should make arrangements to stay one step ahead of Jack Frost’s unpredictable arrival. Let’s look at how and when you should prepare your winter deicing plan, acquire your supplies, and fill your shed for the months to come.

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Why is Nature's Best® the 'Best'?

Nature’s Best® is a naturally occurring granular sodium chloride blend that comes from a side stream of the mining of potash. Each salt crystal contains traces of calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, and potassium chloride.

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When to Use Sand For Winter Maintenance

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Dust Control Decision Making: Calcium Chloride vs Magnesium Chloride

As a site or project manager, you are always looking to maximize efficiency. When it comes to selecting dust control, it can be hard to  find a product that is suited to your site requirements, stay within budget, and aligned with the strategic goals of the operation. 

Calcium chloride (CaCl2) and magnesium chloride (MgCl2) have been used interchangeably for dust control in order to accommodate pricing and availability, reduce decision time, and simplify the buying process. The tendency to substitute magnesium for calcium chloride, or vice-versa, is exacerbated if you have limited access to supply stores. 

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