A safe alternative for you and the environment
While all of our technologies are regarded as eco-friendly, Dry Ice Blasting is the king of eco-friendly cleaning & restoration methods and now let us show you why…
Dry Ice Blasting is clean, safe, and has been listed by the CFIA, EPA, FDA and USDA as an acceptable material and cleaning method. For food processors, dry ice blasting has been documented by the Food Standards Agency to effectively decontaminate surfaces of Salmonella, E. Coli, and Listeria. Dry ice blasting does not release harmful gases into the atmosphere. Dry ice blasting does not generate secondary waste. Dry ice blasting is safe and non-toxic (once pellets impact the surface they dissipate). Dry ice blasting reduces or eliminates employee exposure to (and corporate liability from) the use of dangerous chemical cleaning agents.
Other cleaning methods can be toxic
- When using solid grit media or water for cleaning hazardous materials, the cleaning medium also becomes hazardous, requiring special handling, disposal and regulatory reporting. Dry ice creates none of these waste stream additions.
- Sand, soda, or water blasting can create downstream contamination that effects surrounding installations.
- Soda blasting can kill surrounding vegetation.
- Chemical and solvent cleaning methods are toxic which creates toxic waste requiring disposal.
- Workers are exposed to potentially harmful substances through the use of chemicals and solvents.
Dry Ice Is Environmentally Responsible
In addition to being clean and safe, it is also important to remember that dry ice is obtained as a byproduct of other industrial processes – i.e. it is made from reclaimed CO2. It does not produce CO2 or add CO2 to the atmosphere and therefore does not contribute to the greenhouse effect. Dry ice blasting is truly, and completely environmentally responsible.
How Dry Ice Is Made…
Further Reading: EIGA – Environmental Impact of Dry Ice (PDF)