Automatic heat generation to over 50° C accelerates the effectiveness, while the pellets can melt the snow or ice. Due to the unique shape of the pellets they remain lying also on inclined surfaces. TECH-NO-ICE works extremely fast at temperatures to –50° C. TECH-NO-ICE is hygroscopic, that means: when ice and snow are melted away, on the bottom remains a non-freezing thin layer which guarantees a much longer lasting effect compared to salt. Rapid re-freezing is therefore prevented. Without renewed snowfall and at normal icing, the effect can last up to 3 days. TECH-NO-ICE can be used also for drying damp rooms, because it deprives the contained humidity in the air. Similarly, it can also be applied on floors e.g. in warehouses to reduce existing moisture.