Helping The Environment

Cold Clean UK are committed to protecting the environment and reducing waste and all work and operations are governed by our UKAS accredited ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System.

Protecting the environment is a serious matter, and dry ice blasting is an environmentally-friendly cleaning method that can help any organisation reduce their environmental impact.

Carbon Dioxide (CO²) is a naturally occurring gas which is also a natural bi-product of many industrial manufacturing processes. All our dry ice is produced from CO² released as a bi-product of processes such as mineral fertiliser production that is captured, liquefied, purified and stored until needed for dry ice production, which is always made to order.

Dry ice can only exist at the very low temperature of -78.5°C and at atmospheric pressure it sublimes – this means that during the cleaning process the dry ice turns directly to a gas, ie there is no liquid phase. Essentially the dry ice disappears, dissipating into the air leaving the material removed during cleaning as the only thing to be disposed of. As there is no water involved, dry ice blasting is also a safe and practical alternative for cleaning in the vicinity of live electricals.

Key Points

Environmental Facts About Dry Ice Blasting

  • Dry ice blasting is safe to use with food processing equipment
  • Dry ice blasting does not release toxic gases into the atmosphere
  • Dry ice blasting does not generate secondary waste
  • Dry ice blasting is safe and non-toxic
  • Dry ice blasting can reduce or eliminate employee exposure to the use of dangerous chemical cleaning agents.

Other Cleaning Methods Can Be Toxic

  • Sand, soda, or water blasting can leave toxic secondary waste to be cleaned up in addition to the toxic substrate
  • Sand, soda, or water blasting can create downstream contamination that effects surrounding installations and the environment
  • Soda blasting can kill surrounding vegetation
  • Chemical and solvent cleaning methods are toxic, which creates toxic waste to be disposed of
  • Workers are exposed to potentially harmful substances through the use of chemicals and solvents.

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