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Comparisons

This dry ice blasting comparison chart compares our main cleaning method of dry ice blasting with other cleaning methods. We examine each method by looking at five factors: if the method produces waste, if it is abrasive, if it is a health hazard, if the method is conductive, and an overall rating of performance.

Cleaning Type

Waste

Abrasive

Health Hazard

Conductive

Performance

 Dry Ice No No No No EXCELLENT
Hot Water Yes No No Yes Limited
Steam  No  No  No  Yes  Limited 
 Water/Solvent Yes  No  Yes  Yes  Limited 
Aluminum Oxice  Yes  Yes  Silicosis  No  Highly Aggressive 
Metal Shot  Yes  Yes  No No  Highly Aggressive  
Glass Bead  Yes  Yes  Irrespirable Dust   No  Highly Aggressive  
Sodium Bicarbinate  Yes  Yes  Irrespirable Dust   No  Highly Aggressive  
Pummice  Yes  Yes  Silicosis No  Highly Aggressive  
Plastic Bead Yes  Yes  Irrespirable Dust    No  Highly Aggressive  

This dry ice blasting comparison chart pretty much speaks for itself. Dry ice is the way to go. There is no waste, it’s non-abrasive, there’s no health hazards, it’s not conductive, and it does an excellent cleaning job. No other method comes close to being as safe or as effective as dry ice blasting. This is why we at PureSpace have chosen this method.