Nitrogen Dioxide Supplier to El Paso

This brownish, potentially deadly, corrosive, liquefied PurityPlus® gas is actually used in a number of commercial applications, and SYOXSA, Inc. can deliver it quickly to El Paso customers.

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 ignited with the fuel reacts with the nitrogen from the air to create nitric oxide (NO) and, in the presence of increased oxygen and heat, is further oxidized to NO₂. For commercial application, 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 appropriately in its dimerized state as N₂O₄ (Nitrogen Tetroxide, NOM 4). In this form, it is reacted with hydrazine to spark propulsion. These liquefied gases , not being cryogenic fluids, are ideally suited to extended storage in space because there’s no danger of excessive venting from boil-off. They are used to place motors in orbiting satellites that might need to be relocated at some future date. NO₂ is also useful as an oxidizing agent in organic synthesis and in special applications as a sterilizing atmosphere.

When it’s employed in specialty gas applications, NO₂ is commonly a factor in calibration gases for environmental emission and industrial hygiene monitoring.

Need further details on PurityPlus® Nitrogen Dioxide or its uses? The oft-consulted professionals at SYOXSA, Inc. have answers. Give us a call here in El Paso at 915-771-7674. Or contact us online for this or any specialty gas you require.