Nitrous Oxide Supplier to Riverside

A colorless, sweet-tasting, oxidizing gas, Nitrous Oxide (N2O) enjoys widespread commercial use in Riverside, and Elite Air is this area’s only distributor of preferred PurityPlus® N2O.

Nitrous Oxide was first produced in 1772 by Joseph Priestly, when he began dripping nitric acid on iron filings. Though that seems simple enough, a yet simpler method of creating more substantial amounts of N2O was developed under the auspices of Humphry Davy before the turn of the 18th century. It essentially introduces carefully controlled heat to ammonium nitrate, which causes this chemical compound to decompose into Nitrous Oxide and water. Most N₂O production relies on this technique, either directly or by a similar means of production using urea and a combination of sulfuric and nitric acids.

Nitrous Oxide is employed as an anesthetic, as a leak-detection gas, and as an oxidizing agent. The pharmaceutical and food-and-beverage industries also use it as a propellant in aerosol cans, most often in commercial whipped-cream dispensers.

N₂O is equally efficacious as a specialty oxidizing flame-support gas in atomic absorption (AA) instrumentation for metal analysis. When mixed with particular perfluorinated hydrocarbons, it makes an excellent propellant/oxidizer for select special-application rocket guidance systems. And, at the highest levels of purity, Nitrous Oxide sees a fair amount of use in semiconductor production.

Get hold of Elite Air today at (951) 686-7822 or contact us online for additional details on the availability and use of PurityPlus® Nitrous Oxide in Riverside. Looking for a reliable source of still more specialty gases? We’re it!