Real-time analysis of beverage-grade CO₂ purity for quality assurance according to ISBT & EIGA standards

Advances in FTIR spectroscopy now allow for real-time analysis of absolute carbon dioxide (CO₂) purity and all the normal trace impurities, including total sulphur content, as specified by EIGA and ISBT.

A modern FTIR gas analyzer does not rely on UV fluorescence to assess common sulphur-based contaminants of CO₂ like H₂S, CS₂, or mercaptans. Rather, the analyzer employs an oxidizer module to convert any compounds containing reduced sulphur to sulfur dioxide. Using this method, the FTIR gas analyzer can measure total sulphur present as SO₂. In addition to measuring trace level impurities, it also allows for the simultaneous analysis of CO₂ purity with an uncertainty of only ±0.02%.

In this webinar, Thermo Fisher will:

  1. Demonstrate, with field data, the potential differences in the purity of CO₂ dependent on its source and storage
  2. Address concerns regarding the elimination of a UV fluorescence analyzer for total sulphur detection

Key learning objectives:

  • Considerations for specifying analytical instrumentation
  • Comparison of analytical techniques for total sulfur analysis
  • Quality assurance plan for CO₂ purity analysis

Who should attend this event?

This topic will be of interest to QA managers, production managers, process engineers, analytical chemists, and others in quality management and testing roles in the following areas:

  • Food & Beverage – carbonated drinks and packaging
  • Industrial Gas Suppliers
  • Carbon Capture Utilisation & Storage (CCUS)

About the event speaker:

Ruben van der Wulp is the Business Development Representative for the Thermo Scientific MAX-iR Gas Solutions within the company Thermo Fisher Scientific for the EMEA region. With a MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering obtained at the Eindhoven University of Technology, he joined Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2020. Ruben is an expert in FTIR, NIR & Raman analysis.

Since 2023, his focus is on FTIR gas analysis and associated business development for the EMEA region. He investigates new market opportunities with his colleagues and determines what is needed in terms of technology and regulation.

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