Dry Ice Cleaning: Environmentally Friendly


Arctic Fox Dry Ice Cleaning - Environmentally friendly cleaning process
Arctic Fox Dry Ice Cleaning: Environmentally friendly cleaning process

Dry Ice cleaning is the safest and most ecologically sound method of industrial cleaning.

It is often known as the Green Clean, because it does not use chemicals or solvents and uses reclaimed CO2 pellets from other industrial processes. In other words dry ice cleaning does not produce CO2 or add CO2 into the atmosphere and therefore does not contribute to the greenhouse effect.

Environmentally responsible cleaning

Dry ice cleaning is an environmentally responsible process and can help companies adhere to their environmental policy and chemical use targets.

Dry Ice Cleaning is a clean and safe method of cleaning.

Dry ice has been approved by:

    • EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
    • FDA (Food and Drug Administration)
    • UDSA (US Department of Agriculture)
    • FSA (Food Standards Agency)

Dry ice cleaning also reduces the amount of ‘waste’ that has to be disposed of. When using other blast media methods such as sand, bead, grit, or glass blasting, the media combines with the contaminant thus producing an increased volume of waste that has to be properly disposed of. If the contaminant is deemed to be toxic the combined contaminant and cleaning media will produce a greater volume of toxic waste to be properly disposed of. Downstream areas may also become contaminated. Dry ice cleaning reduces the amount of waste because the dry ice used as the blast media disappears back into the atmosphere from whence it came – only the dislodged contaminant has to be disposed of.

The advantages of dry ice cleaning in this respect are:

  • Volume of (toxic) waste is diminished
  • Cost of waste disposal is diminished
  • No chemicals used whatsoever
  • Dry ice is carbon neutral
  • Helps companies adhere to environmental targets
  • Reduces toxic exposure to (and corporate liability from) personnel

Using dry ice cleaning as an alternative to hazardous chemical cleaning agents helps companies adhere to their environmental targets as well as reducing toxic exposure to (and corporate liability from) personnel.

Dry ice cleaning is truly the safest and most ecologically sound cleaning method.