How to Cool Off with Dry Ice
Chances are you just enjoyed your Intendance Day holiday in a very hot setting. Temperatures are very high right now, as we are currently in the thick of summer. We know that occasionally it feels even hotter than the air temperature shows. This is where the heat index comes in. Heat index factors in the impact of humidity to show exactly how hot it feels. If you are looking for a few ways to cool off this summer, you need some dry ice. Read on to learn how to cool down with dry ice.
Cooler Stuff for Hot Times
All this heat can be cooled off with one simple product – dry ice. Thinking cooler thoughts don’t make a day with a heat index of 100 degrees Fahrenheit feel any more pleasant. However, by doing a few experiments with dry ice can provide a nice distraction. Dry ice is a frozen, solid form of carbon dioxide. Unlike the ice cubes that we store on our freezer, which melt in the usual solid to a liquid paradigm, dry ice sublimates. That is when, the CO2 turns directly from a solid into a gas when exposed to room temperature. This means you must be very careful when dealing with dry ice.
Handle Dry Ice with Care
With a base surface temperature of -109.3 degrees Fahrenheit, dry ice can cause severe frostbite to your skin. So, handle it, just like all chemicals in the lab, with extreme caution. Wear some insulated gloves and safety glasses, even if your “experiment” only involves some playful or curious exploration. You could find dry ice at your local grocery store or a vendor like the Dry Ice Corp.
Clean, Cool Fun
Take a classic summer activity with your dry ice, by blowing soap bubbles and adding dry ice. There is no need to blow. Simply add dish soap to the water and dry ice combination and let science do the rest of the work. Once the foggy bubbles begin to pop, they release a smaller cloud of carbon dioxide. It is fascinating to watch, but if you wish to shape your bubbles, soak some string or a piece of yarn in your cauldron and then run it around your bowl’s upper edge to seal it with a soapy later. The dry ice sublimates into that layer to form a big cloud bubble.
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 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, Pinterest, and Twitter.