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Food Processing

Activated Carbon for food processing provides exceptional purification for sugar, edible oils, and more. Learn about it from Carbochem.
Serving the Food Industry

Carbochem® Activated Carbon is a game-changing solution for the food industry. With its exceptional purification abilities, it expertly treats a wide range of food components. From sugar to edible oils like palm, coconut, and sunflower, it ensures the highest quality standards. Providing technical innovation and unwavering value, Carbochem continues to revolutionize the food industry with this remarkable processing aid.

Carbochem® Activated Carbons for food processing are supplied in powder and granular form. We provide added-value by assessing your process and operating conditions to supply the most suitable type of carbon and offer recommendations for optimization to achieve improved efficiency and lower production costs.

The applications of Carbochem® Activated Carbon in the food processing industry include:

  • Decolorizing
  • Removal of components such as 2-AAP, phenolics and HMF
  • Improving color stability
Proprietary Grades for Decolorizing

Carbochem Inc. has been supplying activated carbon to the sugar industry for more than 30 years and has developed the following specialized grades to optimize decolorizing performance:

  • Carbochem® CA-50 : powdered activated carbon
  • Carbochem® CA-50S : high pH powdered activated carbon
  • Carbochem® DC-40 : granular activated carbon
Decolorizing Performance of Activated Carbon Key Parameters
  • Decolorizing Performance – pore volume
  • Filterability – particle size
  • Color Stability – removal of precursors of degradation by-products
Food Applications

Carbochem® Activated Carbon is a key processing aid for the food industry. It is used in various purification applications for treating food applications such as:

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Sugar

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Glucose and fructose

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Edible oil (vegetable oils such as palm, coconut, and sunflower)

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Flavors

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Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

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Glycerin

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Citric Acid

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Fruit Juice (apple, pear, grape)

Evaluation Process

It is important to establish a well defined Test Protocol so that the operating parameters are the same for each activated carbon being evaluated.

Fixed Parameters:

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Quality of feedstock

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Temperature

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Contact Time

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Activated carbon dose rate

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Particle size of activated carbon

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pH of color measurement

Origins and Properties of Activated Carbon

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