Nitrogen Dioxide Supplier to Columbus

This brownish, potentially deadly, corrosive, liquefied PurityPlus® gas is actually used in a number of commercial applications, and Delille Oxygen Company can deliver it quickly to Columbus customers.

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO₂) is produced as an atmospheric contaminant by the combustion of fossil fuels in excess oxygen; at high ignition temperatures, the oxygen not burned 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. 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 accurately 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 position motors in orbiting satellites that might need to be relocated at some future date. 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 commonly an element in calibration gases for environmental emission and industrial hygiene oversight.

Need further details on PurityPlus® Nitrogen Dioxide or its uses? The trusted professionals at Delille Oxygen Company have answers. Give us a call here in Columbus at (614) 444-1177. Or contact us online for any specialty gas need.