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IJSTR >> Volume 2- Issue 10, October 2013 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Monitoring Of Carbon Dioxide Production In A Carbonated Beverage Company Using Factorial Design Technique

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P.Y. Andoh, F. Davisand Y.A.K. Fiagbe



KEYWORDS: Carbon Dioxide, Coca Cola, Factorial Design, Diesel Fuel



ABSTRACT: Carbon dioxide is used as a preservative and taste parameter in the soft drink industry. It has many other commercial uses with new applications continually being created. Carbon dioxide may be used in either a vapor, liquid, solid or supercritical state in a given applications such as carbonation of beverages. Improper combustion of air-to-fuel ratio in the combustor during carbon dioxide production can result in high cost of production and also affect quality of product. In this work, factorial design technique is utilized in studying the effects of fuel rate, air pressure and fuel quality on carbon dioxide production. A model is then developed to monitor the level of carbon dioxide produced in the flue gas of a carbon dioxide production plant at a coca cola bottling company. It can be concluded that all the three process parameters have significant effects on the production of carbon dioxide gas. The model obtained can be used to predict and monitor the quantity of fuel and air required, thus improving the efficiency and quality of the carbon dioxide produced.



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