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DRY. Used figuratively, it signifies that which produces nothing; as, dry exchange; dry rent; rent seek.

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Dry ice blasting is similar in concept to sand or water blasting, but dry ice blasting uses non-abrasive media in the form of recycled CO2 pellets that will not damage surfaces.
The evaporating dry ice blocks deepen the scratches as they follow their predecessors, moving along the same pathways because of the way the properties of the sand on the slope pushes them along.
Since further reduction in sources of raw CO2 gas is foreseen, the supply-demand situation for liquefied CO2 gas and dry ice is expected to be even tighter in the future.
The unique characteristics of dry ice make it the perfect media for a clean-in-place process.
Ed Nimmons of Dry Ice Scotland, described the Scottish Edge funding as 'transformational' and said it will be used to build the Aberdeen-based company's revolutionary new equipment, which is aimed at the oil and gas and petrochemical industries.
The PR120H pelletiser is an affordable option for our end users who are partnering with gas companies," said Wim Eeckelaers, senior vice president, global dry ice manufacturing, Cold Jet.
Dry Ice is basically compressed and frozen carbon dioxide, and is particularly useful for freezing and keeping goods frozen due of its very cold temperature, -78.
A new process using dry ice as physical blowing agent has been developed at IKV [21].
Dry ice cleaning eliminates equipment damage, reduces scrap product when compared to alternative cleaning methods and allows for complete online cleaning so production time can be maximized and touch-up cleanings are safe and easy.
The explosion occurred when some dry ice, which is solid carbon dioxide, was being unloaded from a truck in an alley on the company's premises.
In 2013, approximately $230 million of cell based biologic products for orthopedic uses were shipped to hospitals and other clinics using dry ice and hospital-based cryogenic freezers.
Los Angeles police arrested second airport employee linked to dry ice LAX explosions Los Angeles police arrested second airport employee on Friday Oct.