Dry ice is a pretty standard part of many different industries. It is super cool (pun intended) for science experiments at learning centers. It is also great for creating intriguing effects at carnivals and haunted houses. Surprisingly, it is a vital part of cleaning procedures in medical and specialized electronics fields. Dry ice is amazing! It also has this whole same range of uses in the food and beverage field. Dry ice is often used to keep food products cold and safe for consumption, and it is used to make fantastic-looking effects over cocktails. These are the well-known uses, but dry ice is also used in that surprising and excellent way – as a cleaning agent in food or business!
What Is Dry Ice?
Dry ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide or CO2. CO2 is a gas at average temperatures, but it becomes solid when it gets super cold. What is lovely about it is that the dry ice doesn’t melt. Dry ice sublimates when a compound goes from solid to gas state without becoming liquid in between. This is different from regular ice, which becomes water as it melts and then has to be heated additionally to become water vapor. The sublimation of dry ice gives it that smoky effect, but it also makes it dangerous to handle in some cases.
What Is Dry Ice Blasting?
Dry ice blasting is a procedure that uses tiny pellets of dry ice and blasts them at whatever needs to be cleaned. Imagine other cleaning processes, like power washing; the process is the same. Instead of shooting the dirt, grime, or whatever with high-pressure water, you blast it with pellets of CO2.
Is It Safe and Effective?
Dry ice blasting is super effective and very safe. It is one of the few secure cleaning methods for sensitive electronics since there is no water and no harsh cleaners. There is no leftover product or waste when you’re done since the CO2 sublimates and disappears. The process is super-fast, limiting costly downtime, and it can be done in-situ, meaning the equipment doesn’t have to be moved. Dry ice blasting effectively removes biofilms, grease, bacteria, and other contaminants.
Dry Ice for All Your Needs
Dry Ice Corp is the largest regional supplier of dry ice and related products in the Northeastern United States. Our 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 number 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, Pinterest, and Twitter.