Most of us are interested in finding green ways to clean our homes and offices. We buy eco-friendly cleaners and try to get the job done with as few chemicals as possible. But there are some areas of life where it might seem harder to ensure environmentally sustainable cleaning. When it comes to medical equipment, medications, foods, and other things that can be contaminated by biological, physical, or chemical hazards, how do we ensure that these are safe and sterile and still use environmentally sustainable cleaning methods? The answer lies in CO2 blasting, or dry ice blasting, as a safe and eco-friendly cleaning solution for industrial cleaning.
What Is It?
Dry ice blasting is done in the same way as sand or plastic bead blasting. A highly pressurized blast of air blows a stream of media–in this case CO2 pellets–at the surface of whatever is being cleaned.
Because of the pressurized air, the dry ice pellets hit the surface of whatever is being cleaned at supersonic