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Wickens Dry Ice Blasting
836 Southgate Dr
Guelph, ON N1G 3Y1
Western Dry Ice Blasting
246 Arsenault Crescent
Fort McMurray, AB T9J 1J2
Questions About Dry Ice Blasting?
With the advancements in technology and mass production, it’s a shame to think there are still cleaning methods that hurt not help the environment, adding thousands of tons of toxic secondary waste to our landfills each year.
While traditional industrial cleaning methods result in the disposal and removal of “secondary waste” such as solvents, sand or other cleaning agent, dry ice blasting does not produce any secondary waste.
Dry Ice Blasting eliminates the “secondary waste” by simply disappearing, eliminating the costs or concerns of more traditional methods.
Dry Ice Blasting has been approved by the EPA, FDA and the USDA.
The Dry Ice Blast Cleaning uses Dry Ice Pellets created through a process beginning with Liquid Carbon Dioxide (CO2). The Dry Ice is obtained as a byproduct of other industrial processes made from reclaimed CO2. It does not produce CO2 or add CO2 to the atmosphere and therefore does not contribute to the greenhouse effect.
Upon impact, the dry ice creates a micro-thermal shock which breaks the bond between the coating of grime and the substrate. The high pressure air stream removes the dirt from the surface, while the Dry Ice Pellets vaporize, leaving only the removed debris to be cleaned, creating absolutely no secondary waste.
The Dry Ice Blasting Process is completely environmentally friendly!
• Secondary Waste to be cleaned up in addition to the toxic substrate:
This is created by methods such as Sand Blasting, Soda Blasting, and even Water Blasting can leave toxic secondary waste to be cleaned up in addition to the toxic substrate
• Downstream Contamination effects surrounding installations:
This is a result of cleaning with Sand, Soda, or Water
• Kills Surrounding Vegetation:
Soda Blasting, Chemical & Solvent Cleaning Methods
• Creates Toxic Waste to be Disposed of:
Chemical and solvent cleaning methods
• Harmful Work Environment Created:
Workers are exposed to potentially harmful substances airborne and secondary waste through the use of chemicals and solvents