Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Hybrid Snow blower, Dump truck, ice melter, urea/brine spreader

Since snow when melted (water) only occupies one tenth of the space that snow does, the actual capacity in relation to the snow fall should be feasible especially if a ice preventer spreader is incorporated into the design.

This doesn't actually exist to my knowledge, but what if you were to combine a snow blower which collects the snow into a holding tank where it is melted and mixed either with Urea or Salt and then spread onto the roads to prevent further freezing.

This would work especially well in tih spaces like in and around cities and municipalities.

If brine is to be used NL's proximity to the ocean would be a plus.

The Salt or urea would help in melting the snow along with heating elements as well as the practice of routing a dump trucks exhaust through the dump body.

The spreading of the Brine/Urea mixture would prevent future freezing of the road surface.

Not unlike what a Zamboni does only on a larger scale and with the Urea/Brine component.

This wouldn't be unlike the hot road surface recycling reclaiming.
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Typical snow melters, say a 30 ton per hour capacity trailer melter, produce around 9 million BTU's every hour, burning up 40 to 60 gallons of diesel in that same time. That's a lot of money to be spent and a lot of emissions.
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