Comparison Chart

Compare Dry Ice Blasting to Other Cleaning Methods

Below is a chart that compares dry ice blast cleaning with other cleaning methods.

Dry Ice Blast Cleaning Comparison Chart
Blasting Cleaning Technique Waste for Disposal



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.

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