Nitrogen Dioxide Supplier to Albany

This brownish, toxic, corrosive, liquefied PurityPlus® gas is actually used in a number of commercial applications, and Noble Gas Solutions makes it readily available to Albany enterprises.

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 produce nitric oxide (NO) and, with increased 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 common 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 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 over time. NO₂ is also used as an oxidizing agent in organic synthesis and in certain applications as a sterilizing atmosphere.

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

Want to know more about PurityPlus® Nitrogen Dioxide or its uses? The trusted professionals at Noble Gas Solutions can assist you. Call us here in Albany at (518) 465-5229. Or contact us online for any specialty gas need.