Nitrogen Dioxide Supplier to Portland

This brownish, potentially deadly, corrosive, liquefied PurityPlus® gas does have its uses, commercially, and Cryo-Source can deliver it quickly to Portland enterprises.

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

Nitrogen Dioxide’s most frequent use is in rocket motors, more properly in its dimerized state as N₂O₄ (Nitrogen Tetroxide, NOM 4). In this form, 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 to position motors in orbiting satellites that might need to be relocated at some future date. NO₂ is also used as an oxidizing agent in organic synthesis and in select applications as a sterilizing atmosphere.

In specialty gas applications, NO₂ is often a factor in calibration gases for environmental emission and industrial hygiene monitoring.

Need further details on PurityPlus® Nitrogen Dioxide or its uses? The trusted professionals at Cryo-Source can assist you. Call us here in Portland at 503-235-0168. Or contact us online for any specialty gas need.