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Liquid carbon dioxide


Liquid carbon dioxide (Kashipur and Gorakhpur units)
India Glycols has two beverage-grade liquid CO2 plants of
80MTPD capacity each, at Kashipur and Gorakhpur units. The salient features of the liquid CO2 plants are as follows:

The state-of-the-art liquid CO2 plants and technology has been obtained from Wittemann Inc, USA, on a turnkey basis. The company’s plants process CO2 without using any chemicals for purification. The raw CO2 is purified using washing, scrubbing and absorption methods, and a specially designed NOx removal system.
The purity level of liquid CO2 is 99.99+ per cent (beverage grade), and the plants have stringent dual testing procedures: one uses gas chromatographs and the other employs the latest online analyser obtained from PAC Inc, USA. A complete online analysis of the product is done for impurities like total hydrocarbons, total aromatic hydrocarbons, total sulphur, oxygen, nitrogen and moisture.
The liquid CO2 plants are approved for ISO 9001-2000 and ISO 22000/HACCP certification.
Both plants have a liquid CO2 storage capacity of 220MT each.
India Glycols Limited owns a large fleet of mobile tankers of various capacities for liquid CO2 to ensure timely deliveries as per our customers' requirements.
The company has a huge storage capacity of basic raw material, ie, molasses for use in its distillery, thus ensuring round-the-clock availability of liquid CO2.

Applications of liquid carbon dioxide

Carbonation of beer and soft drinks for superior quality and a fresh, tingling taste.
Grinding of spices to preserve the aroma and for increased production rates.
Packaging of foodstuffs in a controlled atmosphere for superior quality and fresh taste.
Quick-freezing in tunnels and cabinets for fresh taste; reduction in loss of weight; and increased production rate.
Preservation of meat during the mincing process.
Transportation of chilled food with fairly low investment.
As dry ice for the pharmaceuticals and food industry.

In the Manufacturing industry
CO2 welding (MIG / MAG) to provide an inert atmosphere.
Hardening of cores and moulds in foundries for reduced production time and better surface properties and accuracy.
Use in fire extinguishers - a critical safety feature in any manufacturing unit.

In the Horticulture and Agriculture industry
Green houses for enhanced growth and yields.
Grain silos to prevent attacks from vermin and to improve storage life.