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The Dust and De-Ice Masters

Frequently Asked Questions


Dust FAQs


What is the difference between 9% calcium chloride, 16%, 24.5%, and 38%?

  • The higher the number, the higher the calcium and/or magnesium chloride content
  • Third party scientific studies have shown that it takes approximately 1.7 gallons of MCS 24.5% Mineral Well Brine to equal the chloride content of 1 gallon of 38% Calcium Chloride
  • It takes 5.3 gallons of 9% Oil Field Brine to equal the chloride content of 1 gallon of 38% Calcium Chloride
  • It takes 3.1 gallons of 9% Oil Field Brine to equal the chloride content of 1 gallon of MCS Mineral Well Brine


When is it best to apply liquid calcium chloride?

  • After a rain or during a light rain
  • During sustained periods of dryness (spring through fall)
  • Following grading


What is a typical application rate:

  • 1,000 gallons per mile per 8 foot pass
  • 2,000 gallons per mile per 16 foot pass


What are the risks associated with the use of Oil Field Brine?

  • The dust palliative concentration varies a great amount and is typically less than 9%

  • Can contain known carcinogens

  • Has been known to contaminate drinking water supplies


Are Mineral Well Brine dust control treatments eco-friendly?

  • Yes, they reduce the amount of aggregate being mined from gravel quarries.

  • Yes, they reduce airborne particulates.



De-Ice FAQs


When does MCS De-Ice Masters pre-treated salt become effective?

  • Immediately. You can spray the salt or sand at the time of loading or apply at the tailgate or spinner.


Does MCS De-Ice Master cause more corrosion than rock salt?

  • No, studies have shown that liquid calcium chloride causes less corrosion than rock salt.


Can MCS De-Ice Master be blended with agricultural byproducts like beet juice or Geomelt or other inhibitor products?

  • Yes. MCS De-Ice Master is an excellent and effective product that easily blends with other products and does not diminish their performance, making them even more environmentally safe.


At what temperature do various ice and snow melting agents lose effectiveness?

  • MCS De-Ice Master has the widest effectiveness range, from below freezing to -25°F.

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