Despite its ability to create a thick blanket of creeping fog, dry is mainly used as a cooling agent for perishable products like food and medications where traditional freezers are unavailable. Since this unique ice is a solid form of CO2 or carbon dioxide, it changes from a solid to a gas, skipping the liquid stage. So, you might want to use dry ice this summer in your cooler on your next camping trip.
Unique Benefits of Using Dry Ice in Your Cooler
Unlike other cooling methods, dry ice can keep goods frozen rather than chilled. Dry ice can also cool your food and drinks for several days when you pack them properly in a durable hard cooler. Rather than using three pounds of ice for every gallon of space in your cooler, save space by using dry ice.
Also, dry ice won’t leave your food soggy at the end of a long, hot day because it doesn’t melt. Dry ice becomes gas, so there is no need to drain liquid from your cooler. Lastly, you can use dry ice this summer to extend the life of your regular ice by maintaining the cooler temperature below the melting point, 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Storage and Safety Handling of Dry Ice
While it’s necessary to be careful when using and storing dry ice to avoid injury, the primary focus of dry ice storage is to prevent dry ice from converting to carbon dioxide. So, we don’t suggest using dry ice this summer in soft coolers because it may damage the material. Instead, opt for a hard-sided, insulated cooler that comes with wheels for easy transportation. In addition, always transport and store dry ice in an area with enough ventilation to prevent the accumulation of carbon dioxide gas.
Moreover, use tongs, gloves, and other safety equipment to prevent direct skin contact when handling dry ice. Additionally, wear safety goggles before trying to break dry ice. Lastly, seek quick medical medication for any burns that blister or peel.
Disposal of Unused Dry Ice
Ideally, you should safely dispose of unused dry ice by allowing it to sublimate. Make sure the place is well-ventilated while the dry ice continues to disappear. Furthermore, please do not throw away your dry ice this summer in the trash or leave it where someone can accidentally touch it because it can burn them!
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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.