Activated Carbon in the Food Industry
Although activated cardboard has been used in the food sector for a long time, many are still unaware of the role it plays in this industry.
Thanks to is adsorption properties, AC can be used to adsorb a wide spectrum of molecules found in both liquid and/or aerated foods, making it an essential tool for the food industry.
How does it work?
In the food industry’s relentless pursuit of higher-quality products, depending on the treatment given, activated carbon can be used for several purposes:
- Refine alcoholic beverages
- Remove caffeine from tea and coffee
- Retain volatile organic compounds from gases
- Remove odour-causing hydrogen sulphide
- Clarify products made with sugar cane
- Remove polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from oils
- Bleach monosodium glutamate
- Remove odour and colour from glycerine compounds
- Eliminate the bitter taste from certain products and aromas
Uses for AC
To summarise, activated carbon is used in the food industry with the aim of removing possibly undesirable compounds, improving appearance and increasing quality. Here are some examples:
- Wine and alcoholic beverages
- Non-alcoholic beverages
- Fruit juice
- Sweets and candies
- Vegetable oils
At ChiemiVall we have in-depth knowledge of the uses of activated carbon for food, which is why we offer a wide variety of food-grade carbons in different forms to meet each of our clients’ specific needs.
In this way we deliver all our experience in the form of specialised and customised advice, not only for the food sector but also for the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors, for industry in general and for treating water and gases.
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