Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a natural component of the earth’s atmosphere where it exists at a concentration of 0.039 percent by volume. The media attention on greenhouse gases and their harmful impact on the climate tends to eclipse the fact that it possesses many useful properties. Without CO2 there would be no plant life, since alongside light, plants require carbon dioxide for the photosynthesis essential to their growth.
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Industries Usage and Applications
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is used as a key cryogenic agent in cooling, chilling and freezing applications — protecting the taste and texture of your food products by maintaining proper temperature control. CO2 also reduces the need for preservatives in packaged products, and is an essential ingredient in carbonated beverages.
Solvent: Liquid CO2 is considered as a good dissolving agent for many organic compounds. Here it can be used to remove caffeine from coffee.
Fumigation: Used as a fumigent to increase shelf life and remove infestations.
Fire Extinguishers: CO2 extinguishes fires.
Carbon dioxide is most often mixed with argon as a shielding gas used to prevent atmospheric contamination of molten metal in electric arc welding processes.
CO2 Laser: The CO2 laser, a common type of industrial gas laser uses CO2 as a medium. Welding: It also find its use as an atmosphere for welding.
Pressured Gas: It is used as the cheapest noncombustible pressurized gas. Pressured CO2 are inside tins in life jackets. Compressed CO2 gas is used in paintball markers, airguns, for ballooning bicycle tires.
Plants: Plants require CO2 to execute photosynthesis, and greenhouses can promote plant growth with additional CO2.
Carbon dioxide USP is used for insufflation and is often combined with oxygen or air as a respiratory stimulant to promote deep breathing.
A safe alternative to mineral acids, carbon dioxide replaces chemicals used in pH reduction — lowering costs and improving plant safety and flexibility.