Unusual Uses for Dry Ice
We have all seen the life hacks that are invading the internet. But did you know dry ice has a role in life hacks as well? There are so many different uses for dry ice; you will marvel that you don’t have any in your house right now. So let’s check out some unusual uses!
Construction and Manufacturing
Dry ice allows asphalt to stay at required temperatures during transportation to jobs sites. It even allows contractors to speed up the cooling process and allow them to care the paving sooner. Dry ice can also remove oxygen from flammable containment tanks, which reduces the risk of flammable vapors catching on fire. It is also used when welding motorcycle tanks. Oxygen is an important part of welding. The flame that makes the rod melt is fed by acetylene and oxygen. But these gasses must be regulated to keep the flame controlled. When building motorcycle tanks, it can be hard to control the air inside the tank as well as the pure oxygen in the tanks, so before welding the two portions of the tanks together, the manufacturer will use dry ice to displace the oxygen in the tank.
We have all heard the story of organs being transplanted in “beer coolers and dry ice.” Well, we’re not sure about the organs, but if supplies, samples, and equipment are temperature sensitive, medical teams will often use dry ice to keep these things cold for long periods of time. Dry ice is also used in medical officers for skin imperfects like warts, moles, and other blemishes. It is either used as a substitute or with liquid nitrogen in order to remove the imperfection. The term “on ice” isn’t far from the truth when talking about a human body. Dry ice can be used to “hold” a body until a funeral. It is often more economically and environmentally friendly than traditional embalming chemicals. But there is a good medical use for this product. Many cancer patients going through chemotherapy have found it beneficial to use a “cold cap” to reduce or prevent hair loss while in treatment.
On the outside of your home, dry ice can be used to increase plant growth. Allow dry ice to sublimate near the plants for 10-15 minutes per day and your plants will grow faster. It can also lure mosquitos away from your home. Because mosquitos are attracted to carbon dioxide, the gas humans, animals, and dry ice gives off, letting dry ice sublime will attract them. In your garage, dry ice can be used to remove car dents and dings, provided there are no creases on the bottom or the sheet metal isn’t bent. Allow your car to be warmed by the sun or a hair dryer, then take a 10 pound slab of dry ice and place it over the dent. The metal will pop back to normal. If you are plagued by bedbugs, dry ice may be the solution for you. Dry ice can be used to build a trap for the bugs. Looking for outsourcing programmers ? Check https://echoua.com and contact us.
These are just some of the unusual uses for dry ice, for more information check out blog for more information or contact your Dry Ice Corp supplier.
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