It is used in the production of carbonated beverages, beer, sparkling wine, carbonated water, and other products for their carbonation. Carbonated beverages are beverages containing dissolved carbon dioxide. The process usually involves high-pressure carbon dioxide. When the pressure is equilibrated with atmospheric, carbon dioxide is released from the solution as small bubbles. A common example is the dissolution of carbon dioxide in water, resulting in carbonated water or carbonated beverages.
Carbonizing a drink helps prevent mold growth. It also inhibits the growth of bacteria and in some cases destroys them, depending on the extent of the carbohydrate used. The carbonic acid used in the beverage and the CO2 content have been satisfying carbonated beverages for a long time.