Dry ice a bit of a niche product. It isn’t something that people need every single day, and not that many know about its multiple uses. Most people know about its ability to create a “fog effect” for parties and concerts and its food cooling abilities. Dry ice can be used in so many other ways, especially in medical businesses. For more information on how this form of ice can help with cleaning, storage, and transport, read on!
Dry ice can help doctors and nurses store many different things. Biological samples like blood or vaccines are frequently stored in dry ice. This kind of matter is very sensitive and has to remain in freezing cold temperatures for long periods. Dry ice is one of the only products that can ensure it’s survival under optimal conditions. Those in the medical field cannot take any risks with vaccine storage, especially with the flu season and a potential Coronavirus vaccine approaching in the fall and winter.
Dry ice is used by laboratories and hospitals when they have to transfer very delicate objects, like biomedical samples, blood, organs, and other materials that need a cold spot for them to survive the long journey. Dry ice is much colder than your everyday wet ice. It’s temperature is-80 degrees Celsius, while the wet ice stops at about 35 degrees Celsius. Dry ice also stays cold much longer and doesn’t melt. It will sublimate and turn into a gas. This is why it is so perfect transporting and shipping, even if these take multiple days to reach their destination.
Dry ice is also beneficial for cleaning and disinfecting industrial and medical equipment. The use of caustic solvents is discontinued because it’s a pollutant and has a detrimental effect on the equipment. Cleaning with dry ice is easy: you spray it on the surfaces, instantly decontaminating the treated spot. This method is becoming quite popular for various reasons. It is economical, cuts back on waste, respects the environment, and cuts back on the use of aggressive chemicals.
For any questions about dry ice, give the Dry Ice Corporation a call today!
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