Sodium Acetate

Sodium Acetate (NAAC)

U.S. Salt does not sell Sodium Acetate.

Benefits

  • Safe for runways: meets FAA approved specifications.
  • Exothermic: gives off heat as it dissolves, melting ice faster than common deicers.
  • Fast and better: works fast like calcium chloride, without chloride-induced corrosion.
  • Staying power: works longer, requiring fewer applications.
  • Easy to apply: applied with the same equipment as urea.
  • Safe for the environment: non-persistent, biodegradable.
  • Manufactured from pure materials: NAAC does not track like common deicers.

Performance

  • Contains no chlorides.
  • Excellent melting properties.
  • Works faster than urea and sodium chloride.
  • Is active at lower temperatures -0° F (-18° C).
  • Requires less material to achieve similar effectiveness.

Application

  • Deicing - apply in uniform pattern:
  • Near 32o F on thin ice = 3-5 lbs./1000 ft.
  • Less than 10° F on 1 inch ice = 10-25 lbs./1000 ft.
  • Re-apply when new accumulation shows first tendency to bond.
  • Plow once bond is broken.
  • Prewetting - airports may apply potassium acetate to NAAC at spreader outlet at a rate of 10% by weight.

Environment

  • Lower BOD than urea.
  • Biodegrades at low temperatures.
  • Low toxicity to fish and mammals.

Handling

  • Store in original container.
  • Avoid excessive moisture that may cause caking.
  • Excessive handling may cause dustiness.