Carbonated drinks are the drinks which are obtained by dissolving the carbon dioxide under high pressure and low temperature in the drink. The process by which gas is dissolved in the drink is known as carbonation like soft drinks, cold drinks, carbonated water, sparkling water, cream soda, diet drink, energy drink, ginger ale etc. There are various carbonated drinks manufacturers in India.
The process of carbonated drinks manufacture can occur in two ways. The first process is natural and becomes naturally carbonated mineral water because that water absorbs carbon dioxide from the ground and the second process is a man-made process which is mostly used in soft drinks and soda waters.
The man-made process involves, pumping carbon dioxide under high pressure in the container and then sealing that container. As we know that solubility of carbon dioxide is less at low pressure so the dissolved gas escapes as bubbles when the container is opened and the pressure is relieved.
As a manufacturer of carbonated drinks, you have to prevent your process as well as your product by getting contaminated because the undetected microorganism will ruin the taste of the drink as well as it causes illness. Microbial management is critical in order to prevent contamination.
Some processing steps of a carbonated drink are given below:
- Sugar Syrup Clarification:
This syrup clarification will retain all the particles from your drink.
- Water microbial stabilization:
For the beverage, water needs in large amount so it needs to be safe. So in this step filtration is done. Filtration removes microorganisms such as bacteria, mold, yeast, and protozoa to get pure water.
It is the third step to make carbonated drinks. In this step, carbon dioxide is injected into the drink. The carbon dioxide you are injected into the drink must be filtered. There should not be particles and microorganisms present in the carbon di oxide.
- Bottle blower and bottle washer:
The air used to blow the bottles should be pure. It must be free of contaminants. And the water used to rinse the bottle must be free of microorganisms.
- Bottle filler:
Gas filtration is used during the filling process of carbonated drinks. The gas used must be filtered and free of contaminants. The filler bowl must be pressurized.
So these are the following steps of the process of carbonated drinks manufacturer. In this way, the carbonated drinks are prepared and manufactured in the containers.