Dry ice is solid carbon dioxide. Liquid CO2 is taken from a storage tank at a pressure of 16 bar and at a temperature of –25 °. Expanding at atmospheric pressure, liquid carbon dioxide transforms into carbon snow; the temperature of the carbonic snow is equal to -78 ° C. When dry ice exchanges heat with the surrounding environment, it transforms from solid form into gaseous form without passing through the liquid state. This transformation process is called sublimation. For this reason it is called "dry ice"; in fact, when heated it produces neither liquid nor water or humidity and therefore it is “dry”. Not only is it odorless and tasteless, it is also antibacterial, non-toxic and non-combustible. These features make it extremely versatile in use.
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