Press Release Summary:
FlexStream(TM) computer-controlled Gas Standards Generating System blends calibration gas standards for trace sulfur compounds in food-grade CO2. Trace Source(TM) permeation tubes add low ppb concentrations of typical sulfur species directly to controlled flow of purified, beverage-grade CO2 to create trace concentration calibration standards. Residual background contamination in CO2 matrix gas is compensated via Standard Additions Technique, and secondary dilution feature gives ppt concentrations.
Original Press Release:
Calibration for Sulfur Impurities in Carbon Dioxide
Carbon Dioxide Quality Assurance
Food & Beverage
The FlexStream(TM) computer controlled, Gas Standards Generating System dynamically blends calibration gas standards for trace sulfur compounds in food grade carbon dioxide. Trace Source(TM) permeation tubes add low ppb concentrations of typical sulfur species including COS, H2S, mercaptans directly to a controlled flow of purified, beverage grade CO2 to create trace concentration calibration standards. Residual background contamination in the CO2 matrix gas is compensated for by using the Standard Additions Technique. Calibration is based on the known difference in sulfur compound concentration due to the addition from the Trace Source(TM) permeation tubes. A secondary dilution feature gives ppt concentrations. Concentration is adjustable over a wide dynamic range. Mixture concentrations are traceable to NIST through physical standards.
Trace sulfur impurities in carbon dioxide used for carbonation create "off taste" and "off odor" in beverage products. Since these impurities occur naturally, the CO2 purity must be monitored. Effective calibration of the monitoring systems requires traceable reference standards at multiple concentrations for each of the potential contaminants. Static mixtures containing trace concentrations of sulfur compounds are typically not stable in storage.
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