Use this heat for an ice-destroying exothermic reaction.
Whether proactively preventing the formation of ice and snow or attacking an already-formed problem, heat the surface with Midwest Freeze-Free® C32 Liquid Calcium Chloride 32%, an exothermic liquid. An exothermic process releases energy from the system to its surroundings (“exo” meaning “outside”), in this case in the form of heat.
Put simply, Freeze-Free C32 generates heat to melt ice with pure liquid calcium chloride (CaCl2).
Midwest Calcium Chloride 32% works (and it’s a great price)!
To control snow and ice, it’s all about the perfect combination of wetted salt with Midwest’s pure liquid calcium chloride. As mentioned earlier, at 25˚F and below, ordinary rock salt takes 19 minutes to embed in ice and hard-packed snow. However, when wetted with Midwest Freeze-Free® C32 Liquid Calcium Chloride 32%, that same rock salt immediately goes to work, even down to 0˚F. With this combination, you can save up to 40% of material by eliminating frequent reapplications. Plus, you can save money buying calcium chloride bulk.
The combination works because of complementary properties. Midwest Freeze-Free® C32 Liquid Calcium Chloride 32% generates heat through its exothermic reaction, while rock salt uses that heat; the pure liquid calcium chloride formulation attracts moisture through a hygroscopic reaction, while the rock salt uses that moisture to work; the Midwest product also produces a brine that’s put to work by the salt to start melting ice and snow. The faster an ice-melter can dissolve and form a brine solution, the faster it will melt ice. Calcium Chloride 32% forms brine rapidly, to lower the freezing point of water to melts snow and ice quickly.
While most other deicing agents depend on their surroundings for heat, liquid calcium chloride actually generates heat as it dissolves to form ice melting brine. A pound of calcium chloride 32% can raise the temperature of a gallon of water by over 30°F.
Either 1) spray before a storm for anti-icing purposes, or 2) during/after a storm for deicing.