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COMPARISON OF NAAC™ DEICER (SODIUM ACETATE, NaAc) AND SODIUM FORMATE DEICERS (NaFo)

NAAC-Fact What this Means NaFo-Fact
Highly Exothermic Melts/Penetrates ice faster than urea Mildly Exothermic
Spherical Shape Even spread pattern, handles like urea Angular Shape
Biodegrades Faster Than Urea NAAC has a low environmental impact Slower Biodegredation than NAAC
Costs More than Urea Application is less, which gives overall economical benefit: also consider environmental damage costs from urea Costs More than Urea
Effect on Concrete Similar to Urea Intended for use on high quality, air-entrained concrete Effect on Concrete Similar to Road Salt
Produced in the USA Produced in Canada
Effective up to 20°F Lower than Urea Low temperature melting is achieved Similar to NAAC
1/4 to 1/3 Lower Application than Urea Less material is required to achieve the same deicing objective Similar to NAAC
Hygroscopic Goes into solution quickly – works fast Hygroscopic

Product Characteristics

NAAC NaFo
Composition Anhydrous sodium acetate; white; spherical pellet Sodium formate; white crystalline pellet
pH 8-10.5 in a 10% solution 7.5-8.5
Toxicity Daphnia Magnia, 48-hour LC50 = 2400 mg/l Daphnia Magnia, 48-hour L50 => 1000 mg/l
BOD 0.58 g O₂/g 0.23 g O₂/g
Degradates Sodium; carbon dioxide and water Sodium; carbon dioxide and water
Bulk Density 40-45lbs./ft³ 60 lbs./ft³