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, there are different possible impurities that can 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 or natural refrigerant. These regulations require the accurate determination of potential impurities.


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

Screenshot Software V&F CO2 Quality


For final quality control, the 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 CO2Sense allows the user to add new compounds of interest. This allows the instrument to be quickly adapted to new measurement requirements - at no additional cost. In addition, the CO2Sense can also be used to measure raw gas and process gas.


  • Short analysis times
  • ProfiBus interface available
  • Optional raw gas monitoring

Reference clients (excerpt)

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

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