Carbon Dioxide Applications

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Beverage  - Carbon dioxide is the basic ingredient in carbonated drinks where it enhances the flavor and conveys freshness. The majority of our plants are designed to meet the stringent requirements of this industry and our Quality Control team works to stay abreast the industry changes.Reliant Gases is the chosen partner to the major bottlers across the United States.

Food Processing - Carbon dioxide is used as a refrigerant in cryogenic freezing and chilling systems to improve product quality and appearance, minimize dehydration loss and increase shelf life. In addition is used (in a multi gas mixture) for Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) to improve shelf life and improve the appearance of your packaged products.

Water / Effluent Treatment - Whether it is to conform to local discharge standards or to treat water for downstream use, companies and municipalities use carbon dioxide to reduce the pH of their process water.  Carbon dioxide can replace other harsher and more dangerous acids as it is safer, less corrosive and easier to handle and store than other types of acids.

Fire suppression - Carbon dioxide smothers fires without damaging or contaminating materials.  It is used for fighting fires when water or other methods are ineffective and / or undesirable.

Medical and Pharmaceutical - Carbon dioxide (mixed with Oxgyen or Air) is used in the healthcare industry as an insufflation gas during minimally invasive surgery and in the removal of warts, skin tags and moles. It is widely used in pharmaceutical plants to control the reaction temperatures. Reliant Gases has strategically located plants to provide this special grade of carbon dioxide (USP) to the widest possible geographic area.

Agriculture - Carbon dioxide is used to increase the growth rate of plants and to maximize harvest and yield. It is also be used to control the pH of the irrigation water at greenhouses.

Refrigeration Systems - Carbon dioxide closed loop systems are used to replace ammonia systems at cold storage facilities, grocery stores and even at some food processing plants.


Metal Fabrication / Welding  - Carbon dioxide is one of the gases that is commonly used as a shielding gas to prevent atmospheric contamination and to reduce splatter in the welding process,