What is dry ice? What’s there to know about dry ice? Our company, Dry Ice Corp., receives many calls and emails from customers seeking more information regarding this mysterious substance. So, here is the low down.
Dry Ice is CO2
So, what’s there to know about dry ice? Dry ice is a frozen form of CO2 or carbon dioxide. It’s part of the Earth’s atmosphere. So, only about 0.035% of our atmosphere is made of CO2. In addition, we breathe mostly nitrogen and oxygen. Also, plants use it for photosynthesis, which we breathe out. Dry ice is colder than regular ice made from water at almost -110 degrees Fahrenheit. It also becomes a gas when it melts. This process is called sublimation. So, the gas you view is a cloud of micro water droplets.
However, due to its frigid temperature, you must handle the ice with insulated gloves. Otherwise, it will cause severe burns if you directly touch it. Additionally, avoid placing dry ice into your mouth. If you use the substance to carbonate a beverage, please ensure it is gone before serving. Never trap the icy substance in a container or jar without ventilation. Unfortunately, the pressure will build up and explode!
Where to Buy Dry Ice
Ask one of our customer service representatives what is one of the commonly asked questions they receive any time of year, and they say, “Where can I purchase dry ice?” Remember that when purchasing the ice, it’s ideal to bring gloves and a ventilated container to carry it in.
Moreover, your local retail store may sell it. Luckily, you can click here to shop and place an order for 25 pounds or 45 pounds of dry ice pellets from us! Keep in mind that orders with us must be placed by 10 am for next-day delivery.
Tips for Storing Dry Ice
Dry ice sublimates every 25 hours at a rate of 5 to 10 pounds. So, it’s ideal to buy the ice as soon as you use it. It’s also wise to store it in a cooler or ice chest. Always avoid storing dry ice in your freezer. The extreme cold will trigger your freezer’s thermostat to shut off.
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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.