GE Multi Style Cartridge of Carbolime CO2 Absorbent - SinglePart number: 55-01-0027
- 1 GE Multi-style cartridge filled with CarbOLime
Fits many GE anesthesia systems, including Avance, Aespire, Aisys, and more.
More about CarbOLime:
carbon dioxide absorbent is a granular soda lime based compound
intended for the efficient removal of carbon dioxide from closed and
semi- closed patient breathing circuits without the use of potassium
Carbolime contains a precise mixture of calcium
hydroxide (Ca(OH)2), water, and a small amount of sodium hydroxide
(NaOH), with ethyl violet indicator dye to provide white-to-violet color
change upon exhaustion.
Available in several convenient package
sizes, Carbolime is supplied as hard, irregularly shaped granules that
have been processed to minimize dust formation from friction. Carbolime
has a moisture content of 12-19%, and is manufactured with a hardness
and porosity which delivers dependable, efficient CO2 absorption.
Carbolime meets or exceeds the United States Pharmacopoeia National
Formulary specifications for soda lime and is manufactured in accordance
with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Quality
System Requirements (QSR), and ISO 13485 guidelines.
- No KOH - Minimum anesthetic agent degradation (e.g., sevoflurane to
Compound A and other toxic products) compared to other brands containing
- Low Dust - Minimum dust levels with the benefits of high surface area and graded particle size
- Low risk of carbon monoxide formation due to good resistance of dry gas desiccation
- Low Bulk Density - Less weight required to fill absorber and,
therefore, less waste when refilling frequently (e.g., daily) prior to
- Low odor due to reliable control of indicator dye
concentration. Dye overdosing causes amines to be released; dye
underdosing causes poor/no color change
COLOR INDICATOR AND REGENERATION
Carbolime contains a small amount of ethyl violet, which acts as a
color indicator when the absorbent is nearing exhaustion. Fresh
Carbolime has a white to off-white color. As CO2 absorption reaches
capacity, the granules distinctively change to violet. The violet color
will intensify to indicate exhaustion of the soda lime. When the violet
color has penetrated through half the depth of the absorber, the
absorbent capacity of the canister is exhausted and the material should
It is essential to empty canisters immediately
after exhaustion. Like all soda lime-based CO2 absorbents, if exhausted
Carbolime is left to stand, its violet color will begin to revert to
white within a few hours. Although Carbolime may appear to return to a
fresh state, it cannot be regenerated and it should never be re-used.
The absorbent should be changed when uncertain of the state of
hydration, such as if fresh gas flow has been left on for an extensive
or indeterminate amount of time.