The CLEAN-ROADS project
The project aims to tackle the problem of the environmental pollution caused by the use of de-icers on the roads of the Autonomous Province of Trento during the winter road maintenance activities. De-icers are effectively used during both preventive deicing treatments (in order to increase the safety of the transit vehicles) and during the snowfalls (in order to minimize the presence of snow on the roads and thus the inconveniences for heavy and light traffic). Unfortunately, salt and other chlorides have proven negative impacts on the surrounding environment, and cause corrosion phenomena on both road infrastructure and vehicles.
The CLEAN-ROADS project aims to support the current consolidated methodology with an automated system, capable of collecting and processing different kind of data in order to allow further optimizations in the use of available de-icers.