Carbon dioxide (CO₂) is used as a cryogenic agent to remove heat, economically and precisely controlling the temperature of both the product and process for food chilling, cooling, and freezing applications and to preserve quality and shelf life when used for Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP). CO₂ is also used to achieve consistent flavor, carbonation, and taste for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage production and to optimize productivity in bottling and canning dispensing lines. CO₂ can be an effective way to increase growth and reduce crop damage in greenhouses, and is a safer and economical alternative to acids and chemicals in water treatment applications for pulp & paper mills, industrial operations, and municipal water treatment facilities. CO₂ is also commonly used as a shielding gas for Welding and Metals applications.
CO₂ systems from Air Products will help you manage production when faced with peak demand, when flexibility is needed to adjust your operations to changing capacities or environmental requirements, and when consistency and quality is required to meet the standards of your customers.
Air Products' network of CO₂ plants and our distribution capabilities using both truck and rail, equip us with a secure supply chain and the ability to reliably produce and deliver product under a variety of quality standards.
Why is CO₂ used in drinks dispense and beer?
Using a gas mixture for lagers, stouts and ciders dispensing provides a creamier longer lasting head and in general improves the appearance of the beer being dispensed. It also reduces fobbing and ensures faster dispensing.
Depending on the drink type, you will need a different gas mixture:
Find out more about our drink dispensing and beer gas solutions.
Air Products can help you determine the most economical supply option for your particular application and geographic location. Industrial gases are typically provided in gaseous and liquid form through a variety of supply systems.
The traditional solution for low-volume gas supply. Cylinders can be supplied in a full range of sizes, pressures and gas purities for a range of gases and gas mixtures. Search our extensive network of distributors in the U.S. and parts of Canada for your cylinder and hard goods supply needs.
A convenient and cost-effective solution for larger operations. CryoEase® tanks are available in a range of sizes. The CryoEase® service simplifies your gas supply by eliminating the need to handle cylinders, stock taking and ordering.
Delivered by truck and stored on your site either as a liquid in cryogenic tanks or as a gas in high-pressure tubes based on your volume, desired pressure, purity level, flow rate, and operating pattern.
Located in major industrial locations around the world, pipelines offer customers with large product demands a range of benefits, including reliable, safe and flexible supply in a cost-effective way.