Dry ice cleaning is a revolutionary cleaning technology that involves the acceleration of dry ice (CO2) pellets in a pressurised jet air stream at the speed of sound, to impact a substrate requiring cleaning. Dry ice pellets are a solid form of Carbon Dioxide (CO2), which is at a temperature of -78.5°C, with a 3mm diameter. The dry ice pellets are inert (non-combustible), non-flammable, non-conductive (making it electrically safe), odourless and non-toxic and is a recycled man-made bi-product of hydrocarbon and ammonia production.
Being a phase change material, the dry ice pellets clean as a solid and sublimates into harmless CO2 gas. This process performs a scrubbing and rinsing action, flushing away all residues. No other cleaning technology currently exists that is able to mimic this action.
During the cleaning process three scientific principles are applied:
It has been established by EPA studies that CO2 emissions are contributory to the global warming problems of the world. Dry ice cleaning technology uses CO2 that would otherwise be vented to the atmosphere. Therefore, the dry ice cleaning technology does not add any additional CO2 emissions, as the technique uses recycled waste product, then converts it into a usable phase. It is applied as a replacement for traditional hazardous material such as solvents and chemicals which are often linked to environmentally unfriendly results.