Good for business, good for the environment

Posted On October 24, 2017


Dry Ice Blasting is the eco-friendly solution

With all that is reported about climate change and the effects of pollution on the ozone layer, global warming and our environment, it’s becoming more and more important to replace toxic processes with eco-friendly alternatives.

With all that is reported about climate change and the effects of pollution on the ozone layer, global warming and our environment, it’s becoming more and more important to replace toxic processes with eco-friendly alternatives.

The cleaning of industrial and commercial facilities has traditionally required the use of harmful chemicals and cleaning agents, which often create toxic secondary waste. When the secondary waste is disposed of into landfills, it is absorbed into the environment and atmosphere and contributes to the destruction of the ozone layer. The use of harsh chemicals and solvents isn’t particularly safe for building occupants and employees either, as harmful cleaning particles can escape into the air. 

Fortunately, there is an alternative to many of the traditional cleaning methods. Dry Ice Blasting is an environmentally friendly process that leaves no carbon footprint, creates no secondary waste and is approved by several government regulatory agencies as as a safe and effective cleaning method. 

Dry Ice Blasting works by propelling CO2 pellets at high speeds through specialized equipment. When the pellets make contact with a surface, they fragment and change consistency to that of a vapour (called sublimation), gently break the bond between the dirt, grime or other substance and the surface. Because the Dry Ice vaporizes, only the debris itself has to be cleaned and not additional secondary waste. Dry Ice Blasting does not itself create CO2 or release CO2 into the atmosphere. Instead, the CO2 pellets are made from the byproduct of reclaimed CO2 in the form of liquid Carbon Dioxide.

Many industries can make use of Dry Ice Blasting because it is a completely dry process that can be carried out in situ and used on delicate wiring and machinery. This means no production downtime or loss of revenue due to cleaning. Industries that can benefit from Dry Ice Blasting include automotive, oil & gas, food & beverage, processing, marine, pharmaceuticals, plastics, printing/plating, and electrical power generation. It’s also one of the most effective cleaning methods for mould remediation, lead abatement and fire & brick restoration.

To find out more about how Dry Ice Blasting is good for your business and good for the environment, contact Wickens Dry Ice Blasting today!