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Industrial Cleaning

Comparision with other techniques

Compare Dry Ice Blasting to Other Cleaning Methods

Below chart provides a comparison between dry ice blast cleaning and other cleaning methods.

Blasting Cleaning Technique Waste for Disposal Abrasive Toxic Electrically Conductive Performance Comparison
Dry Ice No No No No Excellent
Sand Yes Yes No* No Ok
Glass Beads Yes Yes No* No Ok
Walnut Shells Yes Yes No* No Limited
Steam No No No* Yes Poor
Solvents Yes No Yes Yes Limited

* Each of these blasting materials becomes contaminated upon contact if used to clean hazardous objects. When that happens, these materials are then classified as toxic waste requiring safe disposal.