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Air Liquide in the value chain


Some beverages contain components that are very susceptible to oxidation evidenced as color and flavor change that occurs during distribution.  As little as 10 ppm of oxygen, given enough elapsed time during distribution, has been known to cause these oxidation changes. Sparging an inert gas through the beverage prior to storage and bottling will reduce the residual oxygen retained in the beverage to as little as 1 to 3 ppm, greatly extending the quality life of the beverage.