Medical Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

Carbon Dioxide is a colourless, odourless, non flammable gas that is used for various medical purposes. It is formed by the burning of hydrocarbon with air, the fermentation of liquids and as a by-product from chemical processes. It doesn’t sustain life. At -78.5°C it freezes to form Carbon Dioxide snow.

  • Used to create close-to-physiologic atmospheres for the operation of artificial organs and in cryosurgery with insufflators during laparoscopic surgery.   
  • For cry therapy or for local analgesia by external application onto the skin surface.   
  • Is a component in respiratory stimulant oxygen mixture to promote deep breathing.
  • For injection into body cavities during surgical procedures.

Item

Composition

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) min

99.0%

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

<10 ppm

Ammonia (NH3)

<25 ppm

Total Hydrocarbon (CnHm)

-

Moisture (H2O)

<200 ppm

Dew Point

- 32.0 °C

NO + NO2

<5.0 ppm

Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S)

<1.0 ppm

Sulphur Dioxide (SO2)

<5.0 ppm

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