Now you don’t need to be either.
Deicers used to be in aerosol cans but nowadays they are in cheap plastic throwaway bottles. They are easy to open and are poorly labelled. The contents of all these deicers are toxic to both humans and animals and yet are made to taste sweet and nice to look at, (they are generally blue or yellow coloured liquids).
Once in use, deicers are often kept in the car where children have access. When they are used to clear the ice from car windows, the slushy toxic remnants end up on driveways, roads and in car parks where they are a danger to pets and wildlife.
When you add up the volume of deicer used over the winter period by motorists, there must be a staggering amount of toxic chemicals getting washed away into our groundwater. Industries use deicer on yet another level.
EcoGrit Concentrate has been designed to be used as a straight replacement for deicing and rock salt, but its best quality is that it can be made into a simple solution. This solution is then a non-toxic, non-corrosive and environmentally friendly deicer that can be sprayed. It is an anti-icer as well as a deicer which means wherever you spray, ice cannot form. In turn, this helps with potholes not forming.
Motorists can use it so they will never have to scrape ice off windows again and if you forgot to put it on the night before, you can still use it as a deicer (although it will always be most effective to use it before the onset of ice).
This product can be adapted for use in many industries like rail, roads, facility management and food manufacturers, as it is safe to use anywhere and everywhere. It would be able to be sprayed directly onto roads, making it safer to apply when motorists are about. This product ticks all the boxes and more that are required by the rail and road industries and if adopted on a national scale, there will be no damage to the environment as the product is biodegradable.
Mix in 100g of EcoGrit Concentrate for every litre of cold water.
spray rate of about 100 mls/m2
This product is safe to store in both granular and liquid form. In granular form, it is kept dry and in liquid form in a closed container. Neither form carries any danger so they are not included in COSHH reports. There is no training needed in the handling of this deicing solution. It is even non-harmful if ingested.
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