Quality control of CO2 for the food and beverage sector


CO2 is obtained as a by-product from various sources. These can be chemical processes such as the production of hydrogen or ammonia synthesis, but also fermentation processes and natural sources. Depending on the source of CO2, different impurities may occur. Quality control of CO2 is thus an important area in the food and beverage industry. Any impurity - even trace amounts - can pose a potential health risk to the consumer. Therefore, strict requirements such as the EIGA and ISBT criteria are in place to guarantee the purity of CO2 as an ingredient. These regulations require the accurate determination of potential impurities.


The V&F CO2Sense multi-component analyzer is the ideal solution for final quality control of CO2. The IMR technology within the V&F CO2Sense mass spectrometer can measure an exceptionally large number of, possible impurities according to the EIGA and ISBT criteria with the required sensitivity and selectivity. The V&F CO2Sense is commonly used in different steps within the final quality control of CO2 such as at truck filling stations to check CO2 in storage tanks. It can be easily embedded in a ProfiBus environment. The V&FStation Sequencer software also allows quick printing of analysis certificates via a touch screen.


For final quality control, the V&F CO2Sense IMR-MS stands out because of its short analysis times of < 5 minutes. Unlike other technologies such as FTIR and UV, which are normally only applicable to a manageable number of compounds to be measured, the V&F CO2Sense allows the user to add new compounds. This allows the instrument to be quickly adapted to new measurement requirements - at no additional cost. In addition, the V&F CO2Sense can also be used to measure raw gas and process gas.


  • Short analysis times & ISBT, EIGA
  • ProfiBus interface available
  • Optional raw gas monitoring & Process gas monitoring

Reference clients (excerpt)

Reference Afrox
Reference AGA
Reference Air Liquide
Reference Airborne Labs
Reference Airgas
Reference BASF
Reference BECO2
Reference Carbagas
Reference Hydrogas
Reference Isjfabriek Strombeek
Reference Keyera
Reference Linde
Reference Messer
Reference Pangas
Reference Poet Energy
Reference Sabic
Reference Yara

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