Dry ice has been around for . . . well, since God created everything. No one invented it, rather it was discovered back about 1834. It's not found naturally occurring in nature. Not on Earth, anyway. But on Mars, yes.
|Dry ice pellets used in dry ice blasting|
- CO2 Blasting is also know as Dry Ice Blasting and Cryogenic Blasting
- The dry ice pellets used in the cleaning are made from food grade carbon dioxide approved by the FDA, EPA, and USDA
- The super-cold pellets (minus 109 degrees F.) are accelerated to super-sonic speeds
- These pellets vaporize and expand nearly 800 times on impact with the surface being cleaned
- Frozen CO2 (dry ice) does not evaporate. It sublimates.
- The CO2 goes back into the atmosphere
- Dry ice blasting is documented by the Food Standards Agency to effectively decontaminate surfaces of Salmonella, E. Coli, and Listeria
- Dry ice blasting is considered a non-abrasive cleaning method
- Dry ice blasting is non-flammable and non-conductive
Put all of this together and dry ice blast cleaning is an extremely efficient cleaning method.
Dry Ice Blasting
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