Proper Use of Dry Ice

Dry ice can be used for a number of creative ideas but it is also something that must be handled and used correctly.

Notwithstanding its name, dry ice is simply the solid shape of highly pressurized carbon dioxide at -109° F at very low temperatures. Dry ice is not dangerous when stored and used as guided, and can produce some awesome party tricks. Carbon dioxide will not melt and nor will it reach a liquid state, instead transitioning directly from a solid to a gaseous form The dry ice will convert at room temperature directly into gaseous carbon dioxide, a process we’ve discussed before known as sublimation.

Since CO2 is heavier than air it is capable of pooling in low places. Dry ice in a confined area that is not well ventilated can have serious negative effects. The dry ice transforms into carbon dioxide gas, In a confined space, it may potentially cause headaches and breathing problems, as well as nausea and vomiting. Hence, it is important to use dry ice only in well-ventilated areas.

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