Dry ice has many different uses and can be found in almost any industry including the medical field. But how is this scientific wonder used in a medical field when all it does is make fog for Halloween? Well, let’s take a look at some of the medical uses for dry ice!
One of the most common uses for dry ice in the medical field is as a refrigerant. This ice is used to transport body parts, organs, and blood from one medical facility to another. Much colder than regular ice, dry ice is preferred over normal ice when transporting body parts. The temperature of dry ice is negative 109.3 degrees Fahrenheit while normal ice is 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Because of its temperature and ability to keep items cold for long periods of time, this ice is preferred for sensitive body parts. Another advantage of dry ice is that it melts without water. This ice simply evaporates, leaving the bottom of the container and body part clear of water. The medical field also uses dry ice to transport pharmaceutical supplies like medicines and supplies that are temperature sensitive.
Another medical use for dry ice is cleaning. Cleaning medical equipment with dry ice can actually make the equipment last longer and doesn’t leave any chemical residue. Dry ice cleaning is expected to become more prevalent in the field as it reduces chemicals, lowers costs, and eliminates waste from cleaning byproducts.
Biological samples and vaccines are often the most items stored with dry ice. These products need to stay cold for a long period of time making dry ice is the best option. During power outages and natural disasters, dry ice is used to store sensitive medical supplies or samples to keep them fresh.
For more information on the uses of dry ice or to purchase your own ice, call Dry Ice Corp today!
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