Nitrogen Dioxide Supplier to Auburn

This brownish, poisionous, corrosive, liquefied PurityPlus® gas is actually used in a number of commercial applications, and Spec Air Specialty Gases makes it readily available to Auburn businesses.

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO₂) is produced as an atmospheric contaminant by the combustion of fossil fuels in excess oxygen; at high combustion temperatures, the oxygen not set ablaze with the fuel reacts with the nitrogen from the air to create nitric oxide (NO) and, with more oxygen and heat, is further oxidized to NO₂. For commercial application, Nitrogen Dioxide is created via the oxidation of ammonia at controlled temperatures in a steam-rich environment.

Nitrogen Dioxide’s largest use is in rocket motors, more properly in its dimerized state as N₂O₄ (Nitrogen Tetroxide, NOM 4). In this state, it is reacted with hydrazine to produce propulsion. These liquefied gases may be stored for exceptionally long periods in space given that they’re not cryogenic fluids and thus pose no threat of excessive venting from boil-off. They are used in positioning motors in orbiting satellites that may need repositioning later. NO₂ is also used as an oxidizing agent in organic synthesis and in special applications as a sterilizing atmosphere.

Used as a specialty gas, NO₂ is often an element in calibration gases for environmental emission and industrial hygiene monitoring.

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