Environmental Studies

Environmental testing has been performed on AquaSalina products by various testing agencies and Universities.

 

Montana State University Study, December 28, 2013 concludes:

P. 56, Table 18 shows among the deicers examined, the salt brine (and possibly Product A, (“AquaSalina+”) features the highest AATI (Average Aquatic Toxicity Index g/l) and the lowest BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand),  COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand), and EFa (Air Emission Factor)…”  “The higher the AATI, the less likely the deicer would pose toxicological effects to aquatic species.  The lower the COD and BOD, the less likely the deicer would lead to significant reduction in dissolved oxygen in the surrounding environment such as receiving soils and water bodies.  Finally, the lower EFa and CIE indicate the air quality risk and chloride risk into the environment, respectively and lower values are desirable.”

 

PennDOT Draft Final Report October 16, 2015:

Page 7 “In general, it can be said that direct environmental effects (water quality and toxicity) associated with the five tested deicers (AquaSalina, Magic Minus Zero, BEET HEET, Green Blast, and Rock Salt Brine) are expected to be minimal.”

Page 9:  “Based on the three performances – emphasis scenarios, AquaSalina was consistently the best performing product.”