9 Things About CO2 Blasting You Might Not Know

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
Since it is now used to clean all sorts of things, it might be interesting to you to gain a little dry ice blast cleaning knowledge:


  • 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

Blackwell’s Inc.
Industrial Specialty Cleaning,
Concrete Coatings and Concrete Repair

LaGrange, GA



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