7 Practical Uses for Dry Ice
Dry ice is a completely unique material effective for many practical uses. Not only is it perfect for shipping and cooling perishables of any type, but it’s also great for cleaning, and all kinds of projects. Not to mention, when handled carefully it can be completely safe making it truly valuable in both commercial and home settings.
One unique use for dry ice is in cold caps for chemotherapy and hair loss prevention. Studies have found that by cooling the scalp hair loss can be prevented (if it is being caused by certain issues). In this usage ice based cold caps often melt and warm up too quickly to maintain their effectiveness. Dry ice, on the other hand, can be used for longer periods of time.
As we mentioned, dry ice is perfect for storing perishables of any type. This makes it the ultimate cooler trick for keeping your food, water, and other necessities chilled when ice is hard to come by.
Bed Bug Removal
If you’ve ever had bed bug issues you know just how difficult they can be to remove. Not only are they annoying, but many of the chemicals traditionally used to kill them have since been banned. You can kill or check for them by building a dry ice trap.
Dry Ice Blasting
We’ve written in depth about dry ice blast cleaning before, but in short, dry ice blasting uses compressed hair and small dry ice pellets to quickly and effectively clean.
Lures Away Mosquitos
Dry ice produces significant amounts of CO2 gas, which is what lures mosquitos in the first place. For your next outdoor gathering, a five-to-ten pound block of dry ice can be placed away from guests to keep pests distracted.
Quickly Stop Leaks
When you have an emergency plumbing issue dry ice can be used to quickly freeze a pipe if you are not able to get to the water shutoff valve. This means you can stop any extra water while you wait for specialists to arrive.
Creating experiments with dry ice is fun, easy, and adds drama to even a traditional volcano. There are dozens of ways to use dry ice to amp up your next science fair project.
Dry Ice Is Right For You!
To learn more about what dry ice can do, turn to the specialists at Dry Ice Corp today! Dry Ice Corp is the largest regional supplier of dry ice and related products in the Northeastern United States. Our dry ice is fresh and delivered right to your doorstep. We are happy to help you determine the best way to ship your goods, whether you have a huge amount of cookies or a single pie, and help you select the perfect amount of dry ice for the job. Give us a call at (201) 767-3200 or contact us online for a quote. To connect with us online, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.