4. What is dry ice?
Dry ice is the solid form of CO2 with a temperature of -79°C. At atmospheric pressure dry ice sublimes directly from a solid back to gas. It is called "dry ice" as it does not contain water.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) doesn't exist as a liquid at room temperature and at atmospheric pressure. So dry ice doesn't melt (hence it is "dry") but sublimates - meaning that the CO2 goes directly from solid to gas as it absorbs heat.
For dry ice cleaning purposes dry ice in the form of granulates of 3 mm diameter, called pellets, is most commonly used.
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- 1. In what kind of applications has dry ice cleaning proven to be very effective?
- 2. What happens to the contaminant while dry ice blasting?
- 3. How does dry ice blasting compare to other methods?
- 5. Dry ice blasting: how does it work?
- 6. What kinds of applications are not suited for dry ice cleaning?
- 7. What do I need to clean with dry ice?
- 8. What is the economical benefit of dry ice cleaning?