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Medical Application of Agrisorb

Introduction:

Medical grade Soda Lime is produced as per pharmacopoeia (IP/BP/USP) standards. Medical grade Soda Lime is a carefully controlled mixture of Calcium and Sodium Hydroxides, in the form of irregularly sized particles. High Carbon Dioxide absorption capacity of medical grade Soda Lime is due to its particle shape. The particles are extrudates with an irregular shaped profile, giving a higher surface to volume ratio compared with other soda lime products.

The granule shape profile can be modified depending its intended application and/or as per customer specifications. This includes pellet shape, cylindrical shape etc,irregular shape etc.

Hospitals

  • Agrisorb (Soda Lime) is used to absorb expired Co2 during anesthesia (in operation theatres).
  • Agrisorb (Soda Lime) is a carbon dioxide absorbent of choice for major hospitals across the world.
  • The major applications of Soda Lime are in breathable gas applications where carbon dioxide levels need to be controlled, for example in medical anesthetic breathing circuits. In these applications, the breathable air is recirculated for re-use and therefore any exhaled carbon dioxide needs to be removed in order to prevent a build-up of carbon dioxide to toxic levels.
  • Agrisorb has application in Anesthetic systems in the medical operations to remove expelled Carbon dioxide due to respiration carried out by the patient or the user.

Which mesh size to use for medical purposes

Agrisorb (Soda Lime) is manufactured as per Pharmacopoeia Standards (IP/BP/USP). As per the Pharmacopoeia Standards, the appropriate mesh size is 4-8 mesh.

Granule Size:

Medical Grade Agrisorb is presently available in different Granule Sizes-

4.0-8.0 mm
2.5-5.0 mm

We can modify the granule size depending on the intended application and/or as per customer specification.

Color Indicator

Agrisorb is available in 2 forms:

With Indicator:
As the Soda Lime becomes less effective during use, the granules change their color.

Color Indicator is available in 2 types: Pnk to white color on absorption of CO2 (Color Indicator as per I.P.)

White to violet color on absorption of CO2 (Color Indicator as per U.S.P.).

This color change should not be used to determine when to replace your absorbent, but simply as an indication of recent use.

Without Indicator::
Akron Care also manufactures Soda Lime (without indicator) i.e. white color granules that do not change in color on Co2 Absorption.

Medical Applications:

Agrisorb (Soda Lime) is used in medical applications for removal of carbon dioxide from breathable gas in anesthesia circuits and in hyperbaric oxygen treatment chambers. Akron Care manufactures Soda lime for many of the world's leading medical equipment manufacturers and leading hospitals as per their customized specifications to suit their needs.

Medical grade Soda lime is produced as per Pharmacopoeia (IP/BP/USP) standards. Medical grade Soda lime is a carefully controlled mixture of Calcium and Sodium Hydroxides, in the form of irregularly sized particles. The particle shape is key to the high carbon dioxide absorption capacity of medical grade Soda lime. The particles are extrudates with an irregular shaped profile, giving a higher surface to volume ratio compared with other soda lime products. In addition, the irregular shaped profile ensures maximum CO2 penetration into the particles, by minimizing the distance to the centre of the particle, thereby increasing the CO2 capacity of the product. It absorbs carbon dioxide in oxygen based therapy based metabolism, in closed circuit anesthesia, in estimation respirators, breathing apparatus etc. Exhaled gases are circled back to the canister where Co2 absorption takes place and water and heat are produced. The warmed and humidified gas joins the fresh gas flow to be delivered to the patient. In Agrisorb (Soda Lime) absorption, the carbon dioxide first reacts with water to form carbonic acid, which then reacts with sodium hydroxide to form a soluble carbonate. The soluble sodium carbonate then reacts with calcium hydroxide to form an insoluble carbonate and replenishes sodium hydroxide. Exhaustion of its activity is indicated by the dye and accordingly the color changes from pink to white (as per IP) or white to violet (as per USP) due to absorption of carbon dioxide (Co2).