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Development of a heating mortar block system for snow melting through quasi microwaves

Author(s): Yosuke Ito, Shinji Kawabe
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: SynerCrete’18: Interdisciplinary Approaches for Cement-based Materials and Structural Concrete: Synergizing Expertise and Bridging Scales of Space and Time Vol. 1 & 2
Editor(s): Miguel Azenha, Dirk Schlicke, Farid Benboudjema, Agnieszka Jędrzejewska
ISBN: 978-2-35158-202-2
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-203-9
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2018
Pages: 147-152
Total Pages: 6
Language : English

Abstract: Snow shoveling requires effort in regions of snowfall. There are various types of snow removal systems that do not depend on manpower; however, they exhibit some problems. We can solve these problems by developing a snow melting system containing heating mortar blocks that convert electromagnetic waves into thermal energy. This system utilizes the electric arc furnace oxidizing slag, which is aggregated as an electromagnetic absorption material. Thus, this system can be expected to reduce the environmental load. Moreover, this system can melt snow more quickly as compared to that observed using the conventional methods. This study exhibits the snow melting performance of the heating mortar block system.

Online publication : 2018
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros) : 0.00

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