Nitrogen Dioxide Supplier to Riverside

This brownish, poisionous, corrosive, liquefied PurityPlus® gas does have its uses, commercially, and Elite Air makes it readily available to Riverside businesses.

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO₂) is an atmospheric contaminant produced when fossil fuels combust in an oxygen rich environment; at high ignition temperatures, the oxygen not set ablaze with the fuel reacts with the nitrogen from the air to create nitric oxide (NO) and, in combination with more oxygen and heat, is further oxidized to NO₂. Commercially, Nitrogen Dioxide is achieved in the oxidation of ammonia at well-moderated 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 application, it is reacted with hydrazine to provide propulsion. These liquefied gases offer the advantage of long-term storage in space without excessive venting from boil-off, as neither are cryogenic fluids. They are used to place motors in orbiting satellites that might need to be relocated later. NO₂ is also employed as an oxidizing agent in organic synthesis and in select applications as a sterilizing atmosphere.

Used as a specialty gas, NO₂ is often a factor in calibration gases for environmental emission and industrial hygiene scrutiny.

Want to know more about PurityPlus® Nitrogen Dioxide or its uses? The respected professionals at Elite Air are at your service. Call us here in Riverside at (951) 686-7822. Or contact us online to provide for all your specialty gas needs.