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Air Liquide oferuje gazy spożywcze dla takich aplikacji jak: zamrażanie, schładzanie, inertyzacja, pakowanie w atmosferze ochronnej MAP i wielu innych.

Liquid carbon dioxide - ALIGAL™ 2

(LCO2)

Liquid carbon dioxide is used in the food business as cryogenic fluid in chilling or freezing operations or as dry ice for temperature control during the distribution of foodstuffs.

Quality

Bulk liquid carbon dioxide as supplied to the food and beverage industries now has the most detailed and stringent product specification of any of the common bulk gases. Air Liquide has taken a leading role in every stage of the production of this specification, which is now accepted by leading authorities throughout the world, and which will become the new European Standard for CO2 in due course.

Properties

  • refrigerant: CO2
  • temperature: -80°C (dry ice)
  • storage: liquid at -20°C and 20 bar
  • use: solid or gaseous
  • latent heat: 571.3 kJ/kg (sublimation)
  • specific heat of gas: 0.85 kJ/(kg.°C)

Gaseous CO2 is …

  • tasteless, odourless, colourless,
  • non-flammable and relatively inert when dry,
  • highly soluble in water, forming carbonic acid (H2CO3),
  • about 11/2 times denser than air,
  • a natural bacteriostat.

Liquid CO2

  • cannot exist at atmospheric pressure,
  • "flashes" to a mixture of cold gas and solid CO2 (dry ice) when depressurised,
  • has solvent properties similar to hexane,
  • becomes "supercritical" when pumped and heated above the critical point - an even better solvent.

Solid CO2 (dry ice)

Dry ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide. It is colourless, odourless, non-flammable, and slightly acidic. By a natural phenomenon, solid CO2 (-78°C) is subliming into cold gas. This cold gaseous atmosphere enables preserving of chilled and frozen goods. Solid CO2 is an efficient (150 frigories per kilogram at -78°C) and autonomous source of cold, without any residue after sublimation.
It is available under different forms:

  • snow resulting from a pressure drop of liquid CO2,
  • ALIGAL™ dry ice: dry ice resulting from a snow compaction in blocks, slices or sticks.

Application equipment

Our standard cryogenic equipment can be used in a polyvalent and flexible way in your production.

Services

You would like to increase your productivity, simplify the management of your gas supplies and improve the yield of your process or production sites. At the same time, you have to meet higher safety standards in order to conform to regulations and address environmental demands. Air Liquide has a full spectrum of services to meet your needs.